Launching of Stars of Science on 17 television channels

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Paris, May 29, 2009

The first panarab reality show on innovation, initiated by QATAR FOUNDATION, with the support of Lagardère Media Consulting

From Friday, May 29, 17 Arab television channels will broadcast “Stars of Science”, a previously unseen Panarab reality TV show on innovation, initiated by la Qatar Foundation, and which concept elaboration, production and distribution have been supervised by Lagardère Media Consulting, a subsidy of Lagardère Active.

This original program, which executive production has been handled by Khayal Production, will allow 16 Arab students, originating from 11 countries (selected among more than 5 600 applications) to develop their own project of innovation inside a state-of-the-art workshop and TV studio especially built in Doha (Qatar).

“Stars of Science” includes 5 weekly « prime-time » episodes (90 minutes) and 20 daily shows (45 minutes).

Thanks to an unprecedented Pan-Arab partnership, assembled by Lagardère Media Consulting, the program will be broadcast from May 29 to June 26, by 17 public and private channels:
Qatar TV, ENTV (Algeria), Bahrain TV, Nile Cultural Channel (Egypt), Jordan TV (Jordan), Saudi 1 (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait TV, Future TV (Lebanon), Tele Liban (Lebanon); Mauritania TV; Al Aoula (Morocco), Oman TV, Sudan TV, Syria 1, Yemen TV, Hannibal TV (Tunisia) and ANA.

The 5th and final episode, broadcast live on June 26, will give the chance to the viewers to vote for the winner of a 300,000 US dollars prize.

Lagardère Media Consulting reinforces thus the partnership initiated with Qatar Foundation for the launching, in September 2005, of “Al Jazeera Children’s Channel”, the first Pan-Arab edutainment TV channel.

Press contacts

Valérie Blondeau - + 33 (0)1 41 34 67 16 - contactpresse@hfp.fr

Lucie Dugit-Gros - + 33 (0)1 41 34 79 25 - contactpresse@hfp.fr

About Lagardère Media Consulting
Lagardère Media Consulting, subsidy of Lagardère Active, offers a global expertise, allying strategic counseling and operational assistance, to contribute to the study and management of international media projects, thanks to:

  • a team with diverse and complementary skills, able to intervene on all editorial, organisational, legal and financial aspects.
  • an important network of international experts, who can react immediately.
  • the expertise of all the branches of Lagardère, an international media group (television and radio stations, production and distribution companies, advertising sales, publishing, press, new media).

About Qatar Foundation:

Founded in 1995 by decree of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, Qatar Foundation is a non-profit organization focusing on education, scientific research and community development. Under Qatar Foundation’s umbrella are Education City which comprises elite universities, several academic and training programmes and Qatar Science and Technology Park which boasts more than 21 world class companies involved in scientific research and development.

Chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, Qatar Foundation also aims to enhance lives through community development initiatives including Doha Debates, Reach out To Asia and Al Jazeera Children's Channel.

Joint venture partnerships in the areas of design, ICT, telecommunications, policy studies and event management contribute to fulfilling the objectives of the Qatar Foundation.

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