facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Pistorius trial to get a 24/7 television channel in South Africa

Jan. 29, 2014 at 5:41 PM   |   Comments

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- A South African satellite television network announced it will dedicate a channel to non-stop coverage of Oscar Pistorius' murder trial, beginning in March.

DsTV will use its current affairs program "Carte Blanche" as the basis for "The Oscar Pistorius Trial: A Carte Blanche Channel" when the trial begins March 3. Coverage will be 24 hours per day and seven days per week, and documentaries about Pistorius' life will be broadcast during moments when hearings are not in progress, the website of the newspaper The South African reported Wednesday.

The trial is expected to determine if Pistorius, 27, the world-class sprinter with prosthetic legs, is responsible for the deliberate shooting death of his girlfriend Reva Steenkamp in 2013, or if her death was accidental.

Pistorius has claimed he mistook her for an intruder when he shot her in his home.

It had not been determined if any of the courtroom proceedings will be allowed to be televised, the website added.

© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine
2
Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach Shark attacks surfer at Santa Cruz beach
3
Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way Lindsey Graham fears ISIS will come kill us all, in a not at all hysterical way
4
Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no' Rush Limbaugh: Women actually are consenting when they say 'no'
5
Census: number of Americans living in poverty down, still above 45 million Census: number of Americans living in poverty down, still above 45 million
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback