Laimi Hawala of Delta Secondary
School, has been named as MultiChoice Namibia’s in-country winner of the DStv
Eutelsat Star Awards competition for 2017. The award forms part of our efforts in
promoting science and technology amongst school children aged 14 - 18 across Namibia.
After a two day adjudication process the winners were announced with Laimi taking
first place in the essay category while Rodney Skrywer from the SOS Children’s
Village featured as the runner-up in the same category.
The DStv Eutelsat Star Awards, is
a partnership between Eutelsat and MultiChoice Africa, aim to stimulate
interest in science and technology as well as inspire
innovative thinking amongst secondary and high school
students across the continent. More so the awards take
the form of a competition open to 14-19 year-old students in 42 countries.
Students are invited to write an essay or design a poster depicting how
innovative use of satellite technology in the fields of communication, earth
observation or navigation can propel Africa into the future.
For this edition, students from secondary and
combined schools were asked to write a creative essay or design a poster based
on the topic: “It’s sixty years since
the first satellite, Sputnik, was launched, broadcasting a unique and easily
captured ‘beep, beep, beep’ signal. Looking back at this historic moment,
write an essay or design a poster depicting how satellites have launched humankind
into the 21st Century and acted as a unifier.” .
For more information:
MultiChoice Namibia would like to
thank all the students who participated this year as well as encourage other Namibian
students to enter next year’s DStv Eutelsat Star Awards competition.
Nadhi Kalili | Public Relations Officer
Telephone: +264 61 270 5103
Cell: +264 81 231 5311
Founded in 1977, Eutelsat Communications is one
of the world's leading satellite operators. With a global fleet of satellites
and associated ground infrastructure, Eutelsat enables clients across Video,
Data, Government, Fixed and Mobile Broadband markets to communicate effectively
to their customers, irrespective of their location. Over 6,700 television
channels operated by leading media groups are broadcast by Eutelsat to one
billion viewers equipped for DTH reception or connected to terrestrial networks.
Headquartered in Paris, with offices and teleports around the globe, Eutelsat
assembles 1,000 men and women from 32 countries who are dedicated to delivering
the highest quality of service.
About MultiChoice Africa
MultiChoice Africa Limited (“MultiChoice
Africa”) is an African pioneer of pay TV services in sub-Sahara Africa, having
launched the first digital satellite service in the 1980s. MultiChoice Africa
provides multi-channel multi-platform digital pay television services
containing channels from Africa, America, China, India, Asia and Europe. The
company has over twenty years’ experience as a Pay TV operator in Africa,
offering cutting-edge digital technology and a selection of DStv and GOtv
bouquets containing premium television channels for subscribers in 49 African
countries and the adjacent Indian Ocean islands. MultiChoice Africa provides
its digital satellite television service – DStv - to subscribers’ homes from
two different satellites, namely: the Intelsat 20 (“IS 20”) Ku BAND and Eutelsat
36B (used to be called W7) Ku Band. The GOtv offering is on a DTT (DVB-T2)
network which was established in 2011 and currently covers eight countries.
This low cost mass market offering provides great family entertainment at a
price everyone can afford.