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Published: 16.11.2016

Win a trip of a lifetime
Johannesburg, Paris, 16 November 2016 - Due to popular demand, MultiChoice and Eutelsat are pleased to announce that the closing date for entries for the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards has been extended until Wednesday, 30 November 2016. All science and technology fans between 14 and 19 now have extra time to be inspired to write a creative essay or design a poster based on the following topic: "Take yourself into the future as a scientist, tasked with designing a new-age satellite that will help improve the lives of Africans. Tell us what you would call your satellite and describe the different functions and roles that it would play in the Africa of the future.”

The DStv Eutelsat Star Awards are open to all students from secondary (high) or combined schools on the continent where MultiChoice Africa maintains operations. Entry forms can be obtained from any MultiChoice Resource Centre, the nearest MultiChoice office or copies can be downloaded from Entries are accepted in English, French and Portuguese and will be judged on the basis of a high-standard criteria of accuracy, creativity, originality and innovation. Only entries submitted on the official entry form will be eligible.

Participants not only stand a chance to win great prizes within their respective countries but
overall winners will be rewarded with a trip of a lifetime for the overall winning essay – a trip with his/her parent/legal guardian to Eutelsat in Paris, France and onwards to a spaceport to attend a live rocket launch. For the overall winning poster – a trip with his/her parent/legal guardian to Eutelsat in Paris and a satellite construction site. For the runner-up poster and essay entries a trip with their parent/legal guardian to visit MultiChoice in Johannesburg and the South African National Space Agency at Hartebeesthoek.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in February 2017.


About Eutelsat Communications
Established in 1977, Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL, ISIN code: FR0010221234) is one of the world's leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites. The company provides capacity on 38 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies. Eutelsat’s satellites provide ubiquitous coverage of Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Americas, enabling video, data, broadband and government communications to be established irrespective of a user’s location. Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat represents a workforce of 1,000 men and women from 37 countries who are experts in their fields and work with clients to deliver the highest quality of service.

For more about Eutelsat please visit

Press contact:
Violaine du Boucher Tel: + 33 1 53 98 37

About MultiChoice Africa
MultiChoice Africa Limited (“MultiChoice Africa”) is a leading video entertainment service provider with over twenty years’ digital television experience. The company provides premium video entertainment for subscribers in over 50 sub-Saharan African countries. For over two decades, MultiChoice has positively impacted the television production and creative industries while creating employment and empowering small businesses in related industries, from being the best provider of home video entertainment to launching on demand services – including Box Office, Catch Up, DStv Now and AMGO which truly meet the evolving needs of Africa’s tech-savvy consumers.MultiChoice Africa provides video entertainment content varying from blockbuster movies, the latest series, the world’s greatest sport, up to the minute news, great children’s programmes, music and an array of specialist genres including language specific channels available on both the DStv and GOtv bouquets.

For more about MultiChoice Africa please visit

Press contact:
Lebogang RamothataTel: +27 11 289