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September 11, 2013
Stars Of Science Returns To MBC4 With A New Season
Qatar Foundation (QF) has announced the return of the science and technology edutainment reality TV program Stars of Science, on MBC4 for an exciting fifth season, which has received an unprecedented number of advance registrations from across the region.
The nine-week series will begin its search for this year’s round of young Arab innovators on 13 September 2013, choosing 30 contestants from a casting tour that takes the program to Egypt, the UAE, Kuwait, Morocco, Qatar, Jordan, KSA and Lebanon. The live finale will see a total of $600,000 in prize money awarded to the finalists, split between one winner and three runners-up.
During the past five years, the one-of-a-kind program, first initiated by QF in 2009, has attracted more than 25,000 candidates from 18 countries in the Middle East and Africa, with the aim of discovering and nurturing innovation in science and technology amongst Arab youth.
The past four seasons have been watched by millions of viewers across the region and the program’s social media community has grown significantly to more than half a million active members.
His Excellency Sheikh Abdulla bin Ali Al-Thani, President of Hamad Bin Khalifa University said, “Each new season of Stars of Science represents a new challenge for both the judges and the participants, especially with the advancements in technology. Every year, we identify new innovators, ideas and inventions, motivating the Arab youth to work on creating and innovating new products of global standards.”
Hosted by Khaled Al Jumaily, Stars of Science Season Five will consist of eight prime-time episodes plus the live finale, where the public will be invited to vote alongside the Jury. The program will begin on 13 September 2013 (8pm KSA), with daily updates starting from Saturday 5 October at 4:30pm KSA on MBC4.