24-hour pop-up channel planned for Oscar Pistorius trial

29 January 2014 - 13:05 By Times LIVE
Oscar Pistorius faces trial after his girlfriend was shot dead in his house on February 14, 2013.
Oscar Pistorius faces trial after his girlfriend was shot dead in his house on February 14, 2013.
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A 24-hour pop-up channel is being launched for the Oscar Pistorius trial on n Sunday, March 2, 2014.

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.

This is the first time DStv is using a pop-up channel to cover a major news event. “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,” says Aletta Alberts, Head of Content for MultiChoice.

The channel will be put together by the producers of Carte Blanche.

The channel will be available exclusively to DStv Premium, Extra and Compact customers.

The Oscar Pistorius Trial: A Carte Blanche Channel will be a conduit to the inside information on the most talked about and controversial subject in recent South African history.

Pistorius’ criminal trial is scheduled to run in the Pretoria High Court from Monday, March 3 to Thursday, March 20, 2014.

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

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