List of Stations heard
on WorldSpace  (Afristar West)

Updated  : 13 Nov 2004

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Tr = Transponder
BC= Broadcaster
SC= Service Component
PTY = Program Type
Tr BC Nr BC name SC PTY Audio Station Language Remaks
55R 627 WRN  1 1 NEWS mono World Radio Network English Bunch of international broadcasters programs, often also available on shortwaves. (See WRN1). Free weekly newsletter available by email. [Sat  0800TU World of Radio]
55R 628 WRN  2 1 NEWS mono World Radio Network French,/ German Bunch of international broadcasters programs, often also available on shortwaves. (See WRN2) . French 19h to 8h UTC, German 8h to 19h UTC. Free email weekly newsletter available.
55R 845 ESPERANC 1 TALK mono Radio Esperance French Religious. France. (see list in french).  
55R 613 NGOMA 1 OTHER stereo, 
coded (gold)
Ngoma English WS channel: African dance -
55R 812 RFM-TEST  1 INFO mono coded - - -
55R 851 FOX NEWS 1 NEWS mono, 
coded (gold)
Fox News English Web:
55R 814 CNNI 1 NEWS mono CNN International English
55R 818 BLOOMBRG 1 NEWS mono  coded (gold) Bloomberg English English Business news. Web: 
55R 516 EDUTEST 1 DATA CH data (data) - Data (one or two channels)  (+ sometimes an empty audio channel)
55R 806 EAST FM 1 POP stereo coded (gold) East FM Hindi, Urdu, English Kenya - web:
55R 520 TEST 1 INFO mono - - -
55R 834 EUROPE 1 1 NEWS mono Europe 1 French web:
55R 842 LAMPFM 1 INFO stereo, coded Lamp Fall FM Various Senegal -  (FM in Dakar and Touba) -  email: - Religious station - Web: (stereo is sometimes poor)- Coded as of May.
55R 850 TALKSPRT 1 SPORT mono  coded (gold) TalkSport English Sports news - Web:
55R 848 VIRGINUK 1 POP stereo   (gold) Virgin Radio  English Web: Noted not coded on 31/10.  Fee preview period + promo offer for subscription to Gold package (2 months free + no activation fee)
55R 849 SUNRISE 1 INFO stereo  R. Sunrise  Others + English Indian station based in London. Web: -  No more coded mid May 2004. Will be included in Gold Package on 9 Nov + promo offer for subscription to Gold package (2 months free + no activation fee)
55R 810 RSI-RTS 1 INFO mono R. TV Sénégalaise French + others Senegal - Web: or
55R 574 SONADATA 1 DATA data - - data
55R 807 KBC 1 INFO mono Kenya Broadcasting Corp Swahili, others Kenya - Web:
55R 573 WEATHER 1 INFO mono Weather Channel English  WorldSpace weather channel. See schedule /lineup on > weather. Not coded since end March 2004.
55R 839 N P R 1 INFO mono 
coded (gold)
National Public Radio English USA. Web: - Email :
55R 843 CAROLINE 1 ROCK stereo 
coded (gold)
Radio Caroline English That's Peter Moore station (the landbased /sat one). Now part of the gold subscription package.  web: 
studio email: - Other web:
55R 844 MARINE 1 OTHER mono Météo Marine  French Météo France bulletins .   No more coded since 30/3/2004.
60L 708 THE HOP 1 OTHER stereo, 
coded (gold)
The Hop English WS channel: 50-60-70's hits
60L 712 SYSTEM 1 POP stereo, 
coded (gold)
The System English WS channel: Electronic Dance
60L 700 BOB 1 ROCK stereo, 
coded (gold)
Bob English WS channel: Modern rock
60L 701 UPOP 1 POP stereo, 
coded (gold)
Ultra Pop English WS channel: Pop/hits contemporary
60L 593 PREVIEW 1 INFO mono WorldSpace info English WorldSpace promotion channel: Announcing the new subscription package. A password is now needed to listen to some of the channels.
60L 703 POTION 1 URBAN stereo, 
coded (gold)
Potion English WS channel: Urban, contemporary
60L 704 UP  CNTRY 1 COUNTRY stereo, 
coded (gold)
Up Country English WS channel:  Country music channel
60L 999 CH ISL PR 1 EDUCAT mono Channel Islam International English, Arabic South Africa -
60L 1000 CH ISLAM 1 EDUCAT mono Channel Islam International English, Arabic South Africa -
60L 596 QURAN CH 1 EDUCAT mono Koran Channel  Arabic -
60L 904 BBC -AFRW 1 NEWS mono BBC Africa English BBC 24h/24 - Web:
60L 709 WRLDZONE 1 OTHER stereo, 
coded (gold)
World Zone English WS channel:  International music.  Since mid Jan 2004
60L 903 RFI 1 1 NEWS mono RFI Afrique French Radio France Internationale - Web:
60L 705 RIFF 1 JAZZ stereo, 
coded (gold)
Riff English WS channel:  Jazz 
60L 711 ORBIT RK 1 OTHER stereo, 
coded (gold)
Orbit Rock English WS channel: Classic Rock  60/70/80's
60L 750 ALC 1 EDUCAT stereo Africa Learning Channel English Learning programmes
60L 707 MAESTRO 1 CLASSIC stereo, 
coded (gold)
Maestro English WS channel:  Classical music  -  Email:
60L 794 DATA 128K 1 DATA CH data (data) - -
60L 794 DATA 128K 2 DATA CH data (data) - -
60L 792 ALC DATA 1 DATA CH data (data) - -
60L 793 DMS 128K 1 DATA CH data Direct Media Service - -
60L 793 DMS 128K 2 DATA CH data Direct Media Service - -
60L 925 INFUSION 1 TALK mono, 
coded (gold)
Infusion English Web:
60L 900 S G H  1 NO PTYPE mono, 
coded (gold)
Radio Sai Global Harmony other  "Swami's Discourses, Bhajans, Devotional Songs, Instrumental songs and special concerts"- web: or pages/RadioSai1.htm
60L 710 VOYAGER 1 POP stereo Radio Voyager English Contemporaneous music/News - To get the weekly email newsletter, write to radiovoyager including "voyager voice" in the title of your email.
Update 31 Oct 2004:
- PREVIEW channel moved from BC575 (55R) to BC593 (60L).
- VIRGIN UK free preview period (not coded) + promo offer to Gold package.
- SUNRISE will be included in Gold Package on 9 Nov.
Update 22 Oct 2004:
- New channel 596  QURAN CH
Update 11 Oct 2004:
- ch 999 BC name was changed to CH ISL PR
Update 7 Oct 2004:
- Channel 514 disappeared - New BC1000 duplicated 999 (Ch Islam)
Update 14 Sept 2004, 26 Sept :
- No station change (adjusted the comments)
Update 29 Aug 2004:
- Marked stations included in Gold subscription package (USD 9.99 per month + USD 10 first time)
Update 22 July 2004:
Update 17 July 2004:
- New channel TEST BC520, carrying Maestro as of 17/7.
- PTY for Virgin uk has changed from INFO to POP.
Update 3 July 2004:
- The following are now encrypted: BLOOMBRG, TALKSPRT, VIRGINUK
- The following are currently not encrypted:  NGOMA, SGH
- The new subscription package was introduced end june. Some channels
were left non-encrypted mid june for a few weeks (Foxnews, East FM, NPR, Caroline)
  Contact for souscription in Europe :
  Tel: +44 1 843 593222, email:, fax: +44 1 843 584422
  Or download subscription kit at
  Cost: , 78.5$/6months  (EUR 63) , 136$/year  (EUR 110)
 - According to the subscription kit, Afristar west beam is planned to become a new
service dedicated to Europe from second half of 2006.
Update 12 June 2004:
- SGH moved from BC 846 (55R) to BC  900  (60L)
- New : BC 851 Fox News, BC 575 Preview, BC 925 Infusion
- Disappeared :  Comores;  PTY for  Virgin changed from  POP to INFO
Update 22 May 2004: New BC812 RFM-TEST (coded), replaces Walf.
     BC name for Bloomberg changed from BLMBR EN to BLOOMBRG
    Lamp FM is coded, Sunrise is not, Weather and Marine are still not coded
Update  1 May 2004:   New SONADATA
Update 11 Apr 2004: WALF and LAMP FM were coded on 1/apr but are back free again.
    New channels: TALKSPRT (850, 55R) and SYSTEM (712, 60L).  Disappeared : KAYA.
     Ultrapop's BC name display was changed from ULTRAPOP to UPOP.
Update 31 Mar 2004 : MARINE and WEATHER are no more encrypted
Update 17 Jan 2004:  OYEME disappeared, replaced by WORLDZONE on BCID 709

A future set of programmes offer is announced on the WorldSpace musical channels, actually meaning these will be encrypted (13.33 GBP /year). Pay-mode starting date may now have been pushed to June 2004  (subject to changes...).

Note: For information on WorldSpace Datacasting offer, write to

Note : This is just the list I am personnally using for my WorldSpace listening, just shared here with you. This is not another reference. It just meets my needs.  In case of conflict, french issue takes precedence, although I try to update both simultaneously.
Press/Finance data offer : French newspapers  LA TRIBUNE, L'EQUIPE and LE MONDE can be subscribed to through  WorldSpace and received daily on your computer as a pdf file, whatever external conditions (location, political, crisis, weather - Additional services can be provided such as real time financial data  (stock market, exchange rates, materials market, interest rates, precious metals, news...), as well as Agence France Press news line in French or Arabic.. Contact = WorldsSpace France, Immeuble "Le Shannon", 13 rue Michel Labrousse, 31100 Toulouse, France.  Fax: +33 5 6143 8299. For details, see WorldSpace France web site.

Channels are listed here in the order they appear when I scan on the Sanyo.
Changes done since this issue will only appear in... next update. This is not a real time service.

Some comments may be personal. For commercial infos (prices, subscriptions...), refer to the authorised sources.

Lists history in english : History
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Official WorldSpace websites in English and French.
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