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WORLDSPACE(R) Satellite Radio to Broadcast Live From Legendary Abbey Road Studios in London

Three Day Broadcast Event to Feature Today's Hottest British Acts as Part of Extensive Coverage of 2006 Brit Awards

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WORLDSPACE(R) Satellite Radio (NASDAQ:WRSP) , one of the world leaders in satellite-based digital radio services, announced today that its UPop global pop channel will host three days of live broadcasts from Studio 2 at Abbey Road -- the legendary recording studio of The Beatles -- along with live coverage of the 2006 Brit Awards including back stage coverage and interviews with top performers.

WORLDSPACE subscribers in its vast global coverage area can tune in to the "UPop @ Abbey Road Sessions" beginning Feb. 15th. The Company will feature three days of jam-packed performances and live recording sessions by some of today's hottest new global pop talent, including artists such as Katie Melua, Jim Noir, Kosheen, The Infadels, Backini, Young Knives, Asian Dub Foundation, Ellie Lawson, Jay Sean, Kray Twins and India hip hop stars Mentor Kolektiv.

In addition, WORLDSPACE will deliver pre-show coverage featuring exclusive celebrity appearances and interviews live from the red carpet of London's Brit Awards 2006 at Earl's Court on Wednesday, Feb. 15th. WORLDSPACE will also air the awards ceremony in its entirety as it did last year, with UPop's own Ted Kelly and UK presenter Tania Shillam. The Brit Awards, Europe's biggest music awards show, will feature artists such as Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson, KT Tunstall, James Blunt and Coldplay.

UPop, dubbed the "pop heard round the world," is the Company's global pop channel. It is available to WORLDSPACE subscribers in more than 130 countries and can also be heard in the U.S. exclusively on XM Satellite Radio.

"WORLDSPACE is known for breaking the newest and biggest music stars and introducing them to our global audience, including this year's Brit Award nominees James Blunt and The Kaiser Chiefs," said Billy Sabatini, vice president of global programming, WORLDSPACE.

He added, "By showcasing such a broad variety of musical genres and talent, we continue to give our subscribers an incredible, diverse range of new content to enhance their listening experiences."

For more details on WORLDSPACE "UPop @ Abbey Road Sessions" event and the 2006 Brit Awards, please visit http://www.clubupop.com/.

About WORLDSPACE(R) Satellite Radio

Worldspace, Inc. (NASDAQ:WRSP) , is the world's only global media and entertainment company positioned to offer a satellite radio experience to consumers in more than 130 countries with five billion people, driving 300 million cars. WORLDSPACE delivers the latest tunes, trends and information from around the world and around the corner. WORLDSPACE subscribers benefit from a unique combination of local programming, original WORLDSPACE content and content from leading brands around the globe including the BBC, CNN, Virgin Radio UK, NDTV and RFI. The WORLDSPACE satellites cover two-thirds of the globe with six beams. Each beam is capable of delivering up to 80 channels of high quality digital audio and multimedia programming directly to WORLDSPACE Satellite Radios anytime and virtually anywhere in its coverage area. WORLDSPACE is a pioneer of satellite-based digital radio services (DARS) and was instrumental in the development of the technology infrastructure used today by XM Satellite Radio. For more information, http://www.worldspace.com/.

Source: WORLDSPACE Satellite Radio

CONTACT: Judith Pryor of WORLDSPACE, +1-301-960-1242,
jpryor@worldspace.com; or Dacrie Brooks of Brodeur, +1-202-775-2646,
dbrooks@brodeur.com, for WORLDSPACE Satellite Radio

Web site: http://www.worldspace.com/

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