Thursday, February 14, 2013

BREAKING. M-Net and DStv immediately yanking Oscar Pistorius ads and all promos off the air; removing billboards.

M-Net is immediately yanking all Oscar Pistorius ads and promo's off the air for its M-Net Movies TV channels across MultiChoice's DStv pay-TV platform and the pay-TV broadcaster will also be removing all Oscar Pistorius M-Net Movies billboards as soon as possible.

The Olympic and paralympic runner allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, set to appear in the SABC1 reality show Tropika Island of Treasure 5 as a reality television contestant when the show starts on Saturday.

Last month M-Net launched a "28 Days of Oscars" marketing campaign which the pay-TV broadcaster did using and incorporating Oscar Pistorius into ads and promos for the Oscars film ceremony and movies shown across M-Net Movies channels.

"Out of respect and sympathy to the breaved, M-Net is pulling its entire Oscar campaign featuring Oscar Pistorius with immediate effect," M-Net tells me. "The promos have already been taken off all schedules and we have given instructions for other elements, like billboards, to be removed."

The police is investigating a case of murder for killing his girlfriend and will be opposing Oscar Pistorius' bail application later this afternoon.

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