Friday, February 28, 2014

BREAKING. Carte Blanche's entire Sunday night edition on M-Net at 19:00 dedicated to an hour long Oscar Pistorius murder trial preview.

Carte Blanche on M-Net on Sunday night at 19:00 will devote the entire programme to an hour long TV special about Oscar Pistorius before the paralympic athlete's murder trial starts on Monday.

Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year on Valentine's Day, 14 February, and is accused of premeditated murder in a court trial which will start Monday.

The Oscar Pistorius court case has all the elements of a Hollywood drama - a superstar sporting hero, a beautiful victim, a glamourous lifestyle and on Valentine's Day a dramatic killing which has gripped the world.

For the Oscar Pistorius court case MultiChoice will run a dedicated Oscar Pistorius trial TV channel on channel 199 on DStv from Sunday. The TV channel which will run for 24 hours per day is produced for DStv by Combined Artistic Productions which also does Carte Blanche. Other TV channels such as eNCA (DStv 403) will also televise portions of the trial.

On Sunday Carte Blanche on M-Net will show how, in Hollywood, renowned forensic experts are working alongside leading dramatists on a project called "Oscar - Fall of a Titan". Could this partnership between science and art reveal unexpected truths about the tragedy?

Speaking about the Oscar Pistorius trial TV channel starting on DStv on Sunday, George Mazarakis, the executive producer of Carte Blanche and of the TV channel told TV with Thinus that the style of the channel is going to be "analytical and quite serious and responsible in terms of its approach to the law, because this all about the law".

"We have a host of programmes which are pre-filmed and pre-edited in a style as advanced as Carte Blanche. The style is beautifully filmed, beautifully assembled material."

In the region of 70 inserts have already been produced covering all aspects of the case and which will be shown on the dedicated DStv channel.