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Pop-up Oscar Pistorius trial channel to launch on DStv
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Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:45

MultiChoice will launch a 24-hour pop-up channel on DStv Channel 199 on Sunday 2 March 2014, which is a first of its kind used to cover a major news event and will be available exclusively to DStv Premium, Extra and Compact customers.

In an official press release, DStv states that ‘The Oscar Pistorius Trial: A Carte Blanche Channel will feature round-the-clock coverage of the legal proceedings, as well as exclusive documentaries, profiles and in-depth expert analysis’.

“We previously added dedicated channels for special events such as Idols and Big Brother. This pop-up channel will give our viewers in-depth coverage of the Oscar Pistorius trial, with a rich variety of content and social media integration,” said Aletta Alberts, Head of Content for MultiChoice.

Well known for their excellence in investigative journalism, the channel will be compiled by Carte Blanche’s producers. “The Carte Blanche producers were the obvious choice to create and package the channel. Their mantra of ‘You have the right to see it all’ ensures viewers will get fair and balanced coverage of the trail,” Alberts added.

Charged with murdering his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on 14 February 2013, Pistorius’ criminal trial is scheduled to run from 3 to 20 March in the Pretoria High Court.

Closer to the start date, the trial judge will decide whether any part of the trial will be broadcast live.

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