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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Amidst Oscar Pretorius watching porn allegations, Sky News plans global coverage; Carte Blanche on M-Net to preview the trial next Sunday.


Amidst startling allegations and revelations over the weekend that Oscar Pistorius was allegedly watching online pornography and pornographic sites on the night he shot and killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013, Sky News (DStv 402) has started running a promo promising global coverage and Carte Blanche on M-Net will also preview the court murder trial on Sunday, 2 March at 19:00.

The double amputee paralympic athlete is accused of premeditated murder and his court case will start on 3 March.

"South Africa is bracing for Oscar Pistorius' trial," says Sky News in its new on-air promo. "One of the fastest men on earth might be facing life behind bars".

On Sunday night Carte Blanche anchor Derek Watts told viewers that the weekly investigate magazine "will be back next Sunday, 2 March, with a preview of the Oscar Pistorius trial".

"Currently MultiChoice, Eyewitness News, Media24 and eNCA are awaiting a judgement from the North Gauteng High Court for permission to televise aspects of the trial," said Derek Watts.

The court will announce this Tuesday morning at 11:00 whether the Oscar Pistorius murder trial will be televised.

Whether permission is granted or not to televise actual court proceedings, MultiChoice will run the Oscar Pistorius Trial TV channel on DStv's channel 199 from 2 March filled with documentaries and programmes compiled by Combined Artistis Productions which is also responsible for the weekly Carte Blanche.