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Updated: Timbre Media Relaunches WorldSpace As A Mobile Radio Service On Vodafone

Update: A report by Business Standard indicates that after the completion of 300 minutes of free usage, users can avail a top up package of Rs 7, which will offer an additional 70 minutes free of listening time. It also states that a separate data-based streaming service is expected to be launched soon and will be priced at Rs 5 per day. We tried using the service and found that a few channels including Falak, Surabhi and Thenisai were not working. We feel that Vodafone should have taken care of these glitches, since it's not a trial and subscribers are being charged for the service. Previously (March 16): Timbre Media, the company which had tied-up with Saregama India Ltd to revive the WorldSpace brand in the country in July last year, seems to have silently launched its services on Vodafone network under the moniker Vodafone WorldSpace Radio, reports TechCircle. Radio Stations: As anticipated earlier, the service has relaunched the same set of 10 music channels dedicated to different genres of Indian music including the Bollywood channel Farishta, Ghazal channel Falak, Bengali channel Sonar, Gujarati channel Umang, Marathi channel Surabhi, Punjabi channel Tunak, Kannada channel Sparsha, Tamil channel Thenisai, Telugu channel Spandana and the Malayalam channel Madhuri. While Timbre Media will be handling music programming of these radio stations, Saregama will acts as the content provider and distributor for them. Registration: Vodafone subscribers can activate the service by dialing 58000 or by sending a text message ACT Wradio to 111 or through USSD method by dialing *514*580# on their…

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