List of Stations heard
on WorldSpace  (Afristar West)

Updated  : 1 April 2005

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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]. Will be included in Gold Package (coded) from 15 april.
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.. Sera inclus (crypté) dans le Bouquet Global (gold package) le 15/04.
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 SUD FM  1 INFO mono, 
Sud FM French, others Senegal
55R 851 FOX NEWS 1 NEWS mono, 
coded (gold)
Fox News English Not coded as of 29/11. Web:
55R 814 CNNI 1 NEWS mono CNN International English  Will be included in Gold Package (coded) from 15 april.-
55R 818 BLOOMBRG 1 NEWS mono  coded (gold) Bloomberg English English Business news. Web: 
55R 899 BBC-WRLD 1 NEWS mono  coded (gold) BBC World English -
55R 517 EDUTEST 1 DATA CH data (data) - Data (one or two channels)  (+ sometimes an empty audio channel)
55R 853 ORIENT 1 NEWS mono R. Orient Arabic, French -
55R 806 EAST FM 1 POP stereo coded (gold) East FM Hindi, Urdu, English Kenya - web:
55R 852 OMNISAT 1 DATA CH data Omnisat -
55R 520 TEST 1 INFO mono - - -
55R 834 EUROPE 1 1 NEWS mono, 
Europe 1 French web: - Included in Gold Package since Feb2005
55R 842 LAMPFM 1 INFO mono, coded Lamp Fall FM Various Senegal -  (FM in Dakar and Touba) -  email: - Religious station - Web: (stereo is sometimes poor).
55R 850 TALKSPRT 1 SPORT mono  coded (gold) TalkSport English Sports news - Web:
55R 848 VIRGINUK 1 POP stereo   (gold) Virgin Radio  English Web:
55R 849 SUNRISE 1 INFO stereo, 
coded (gold)
R. Sunrise  Others + English Indian station based in London. Web: -  No more coded mid May 2004. I ncluded in Gold Package since Nov. 
55R 574 SONADATA 1 DATA data - - data
55R 839 NPR 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:
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 gold package. A password is now needed to listen to some of the channels. Announcements of various offers and news.
60L 413 RAGA 1 INFO mono RAGA FM French, other Kinshasa, D.R. Congo - -Relay BBC french at 12h-12h30 and 18h-18h30 UTC, VOA french at 18h30-19h UTC.
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 1000 CII 1 EDUCAT mono, 
Channel Islam International English, Arabic South Africa - Coded as of 29/11 (gold package) - Not coded Febr2005 -
60L 904 BBC -AFRW 1 NEWS mono BBC Africa English BBC 24h/24 - In french at 6h-6h30 and 18h-18h30 UTC - Web:
60L 709 WRLDZONE 1 OTHER stereo, 
coded (gold)
World Zone English WS channel:  International music.  Not coded as of  6 dec for promotion. 
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 
coded (gold)
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 1 Aprin 2003:
CNNI will be coded from 14 Apr  (Gold package) - was planned in march
Update 21 March 2005:
New BC413 RAGA
Update 17 March 2005:
New BC853 ORIENT - CII preview channel disappeared
Update 27 Feb 2005:
- KBC has disappeared
Update 9 Feb 2005:
- TRAFTEST 519 and WEATHER 573 have disappeared, EUROPE 1 is now in Gold Package, CII 1000  is not coded currently,
CHISL PR 999 was renamed into CH ISLAM.
Update 16 Jan 2005:
- VOYAGER is now coded and part of "gold" package, but even the stations doesn't seem aware (still say they are free...!)
Update 8 Jan 2005:
- Satellite maintenance is announced for tuesday  11 jan 01h-06h UTC, some channels will be unavailable during that period. Then   you will  need to run the channel-learn on your receiver.
- SUD FM now coded (gold) - RSI-RTS discontinued - SYSTEM not coded until 10 jan  (promo)
Update 11 Dec 2004:
- New:  BC899  BBC World, included in  Gold package.
- LAMPFM is not coded, , Virgin, Caroline, Up country, RIFF are coded again after promo period.
Update 6 Dec 2004:
- NPR is coded again, WORLDZONE  not coded for promotional period.
- MAESTRO not coded for promotion until 13 dec.
Update 30 Nov 2004:
- as of  29/11, SUD FM, UP CNTRY,  RIFF are not coded (free preview)
- LAMP FM, INFUSION  are coded
Update 29 Nov 2004:
- LAMPFM, SUNRISE, INFUSION, NPR not coded as of 27/11
- FOX NEWS, CAROLINE  not coded as of  29/11
- BC1000 CII is now coded (Gold package)
Update 21 Nov 2004:
- Ch 812 RFM-TEST had changed to  TEST  I and is now  SUD FM (coded)
- New :  Eurotraffic (TRAFTEST ch 519),  OMNOSAT (data, ch 852).
- Disappeared :  MARINE (will return spring 2005 with new features),  QURAN CH
- Channel Islam int BC name is now  CII on BC 1000.
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)
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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.

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