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The Oscar Pistorius Trial: A Carte Blanche Channel Back On DStv

The Oscar Pistorius Trial Channel DStv

Viewers of The Oscar Pistorius Trial: A Carte Blanche Channel (DStv Channel 199) will finally be able to catch up on the trial after a month-long recess, when the pop up channel goes back on air on Thursday, 7 August at 08:00 CAT.

Court proceedings will commence at 09:30 CAT when closing arguments from both the defense and prosecution will be presented to Judge Thokozile Masipa. The channel will broadcast for two days only; after which it will pop down again until judgment.

“The Oscar Pistorius criminal trial is a huge talking point across the globe and The Oscar Pistorius Trial: A Carte Blanche Channel has seen massive engagement on social media around the world. The channel will continue to bring viewers thought-provoking documentaries, in-depth analysis of the trial and informed commentary from key personalities and experts in the legal, journalistic and particularly the social media fields,” says George Mazarakis, Channel Head for The Oscar Pistorius Trial: A Carte Blanche Channel.

The line-up for the two-day broadcast will remain the same.

The Morning Show, a live show which starts at 08:00 CAT every morning with regular live crossings tothe High Court in Pretoria. The show recaps on previous events in court and assesses what is expected to happen in court each day. Legal analysts, editors, social media gurus and journalists join in on the conversation. The show returns during the court’s tea break from 11:00 – 11:20CAT.

The live broadcast from the courtroom starts at 09:30 – 11:00 while the court is in session. After the court’s tea break, the live broadcast continues until 13:00, when the court takes a lunch break and The Lunch Time Show takes over. The Afternoon premieres at 15:00, following the final live session from the courtroom between 14:00 and 15:00 and provides an overview and analysis of the day’s events in court as well as court highlights. It is repeated at 16:00 and 17:00 CAT respectively. At 19:00 Court Today has lawyers, experts, and psychologists also discussing the day’s court proceedings, and in Legal Roundtable at 20:00 a panel of legal experts debate and analyse the events in court from a legal perspective.

From 21:00 CAT viewers can see repeats and highlights of the day until midnight when the channel goes off the air until the following morning at 08:00 CAT.

Watch The Oscar Pistorius Trial – A Carte Blanche Channel on DStv Channel 199 or via live streaming at, follow Oscar Trial 199 on Facebook, @oscartrial199 on Twitter.

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