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Reference no. 9B11MC99
Simplified Chinese language
Published by: Ivey Publishing
Originally published in: 2011
Version: 2011-11-14

Abstract

This is a Simplified Chinese version. Termination of WorldSpace India operations in 2009 was a part of restructuring efforts of the Maryland, US-based parent company that had filed for bankruptcy in October 2008. As of June 30, 2008, WorldSpace Inc (later 1 WorldSpace) had listed debt of US$ 2.1 billion and assets of US$ 307.4 million and had sought bankruptcy protection to help raise fresh funding to repay its debts. The parent’s two regional satellites, AfriStar and AsiaStar, and related ground assets had been acquired by US-based Liberty Media, which also owned 40 per cent of satellite radio service provider Sirius XM Radio. The termination of WorldSpace raised a series of questions regarding early mover disadvantages, business ideas and pricing strategy. Analysts further extended the arguments to draw parallels with the likes of Iridium to question strategic decisions relating to the service-hardware mix, service provision and pricing, power of complementors, power of substitutes and overall, the consumers' willingness to pay for incremental choice.
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Abstract

This is a Simplified Chinese version. Termination of WorldSpace India operations in 2009 was a part of restructuring efforts of the Maryland, US-based parent company that had filed for bankruptcy in October 2008. As of June 30, 2008, WorldSpace Inc (later 1 WorldSpace) had listed debt of US$ 2.1 billion and assets of US$ 307.4 million and had sought bankruptcy protection to help raise fresh funding to repay its debts. The parent’s two regional satellites, AfriStar and AsiaStar, and related ground assets had been acquired by US-based Liberty Media, which also owned 40 per cent of satellite radio service provider Sirius XM Radio. The termination of WorldSpace raised a series of questions regarding early mover disadvantages, business ideas and pricing strategy. Analysts further extended the arguments to draw parallels with the likes of Iridium to question strategic decisions relating to the service-hardware mix, service provision and pricing, power of complementors, power of substitutes and overall, the consumers' willingness to pay for incremental choice.

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Location:
Size:
Medium
Other setting(s):
2009

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