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Sunday, March 2, 2014

CNN International will start its live special coverage of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on Monday at 10:00.


CNN International (DStv 401) will start its live special coverage of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial on Monday morning at 10:00 (South African time), reporting from the North Gauteng High Court where the sensational court case is set to start on 3 March.

CNN International will be beaming the latest court case news as well as insight and analysis to viewers around the world as the international news media has descended on South Africa just months after covering the death, memorial and burial of former president Nelson Mandela.

Besides CNN International there's a massive influx of foreign TV reporters and international TV channels (as well as radio and print media) to South Africa to cover every smallest aspect and details of the court case and the story which has sparked continued global fascination and interest.

Besides TV reporters from the United States and TV channels such as NBC, CBS and ABC who got accredited, the United Kingdom's Sky News (DStv 402) will cover the Oscar Pistorius murder trial daily, as well as other British TV channels like ITV not seen in South Africa.

BBC World News (DStv 400 / StarSat 400) also sought accreditation, and Al Jazeera (DStv 406 / StarSat 401), and CCTV News (DStv 409 / StarSat 403) will be covering the court case as well.

M-Net now has a new daily Carte Blanche Oscar Pistorius Special Report from Monday 3 March on weekdays at 21:30.

South Africa now also have two 24-hour Oscar Pistorius trial TV channels: MultiChoice's Oscar Pistorius trial channel on channel 199 on DStv, and OpenView HD (OVHD) is running a Oscar Pistorius Trial TV channel on channel 119 on OVHD.

Besides just for television, more than 300 journalists - international and South African - will cover the Oscar Pistorius murder trial.