Wednesday, October 8, 2014

BREAKING. M-Net adds additional weekly Carte Blanche hour on Sunday nights to cover the sensational Shrien Dewani court trial.

There won't be dedicated court trial TV channel from MultiChoice on DStv like the Oscar Pistorius Trial TV channel which lured a massive viewing audience but M-Net and Combined Artistic Productions will now add a new weekly, hour long, additional Carte Blanche hour to cover the already sensational Shrien Dewani court trial from this Sunday.

M-Net will also broadcast the closing arguments and the judgment when that is handed down in the case by Judge Jeanette Traverso live.

The British millionaire, accused of plotting the murder of his new bride Anni in 2010 during their honeymoon in South Africa, took the stand earlier this week following a long extradition battle, with the businessman admitting in the Western Cape High Court that he's bisexual and had sex with male prostitutes.

The businessman's Paris to Las Vegas jetsetting lifestyle, expensive wedding and drug-fuelled bisexual escapades, and admission of tense fights with Anni, instantly created major public interest from South Africans as well as abroad.

M-Net is now adding the weekly Carte Blanche Legal Round Table: The Shrien Dewani Trial to the schedule from this Sunday, 12 October, from after the Sunday night movie, using the same template and presenters as for the Oscar Pistorius Trial TV channel on DStv.

The weekly show will also be added by MultiChoice to its DStv Catch Up offering on the DStv Explora.

The tele-terrific Katy Katopodis, Primedia's editor-in-chief of Eyewitness News (EWN) who excelled during the Oscar Pistorius trial as TV moderator with her own show, as well as David O'Sullivan will present, while the Carte Blanche presenter John Webb will attend the trial in Cape Town and share his reporting and observations on a weekly basis as well.

"It is highly intelligent and informed television discussion at its best," says George Mazarakis, Carte Blanche's executive producer.