WorldSpace« Satellite Radio today announced that, through an agreement with Sama Communications Company Limited (Samacom), the company will commission a new satellite uplink facility in Dubai. The new facility will allow WorldSpace to enhance its satellite radio content delivery and enable live programming from Dubai.

Dubai was selected to house the facility based on its central geographic location within the WorldSpace service area and the fact it is emerging as a regional business and technology hub. The station will be positioned to uplink channels to both of WorldSpace's satellites, AsiaStarÖ and AfriStarÖ, simultaneously from a single point resulting in streamlined operations and a substantial savings in backhaul and uplink infrastructure.