Olympian Oscar Pistorius Trial Coverage Round the Clock
South Africa's leading cable TV provider is promising viewers round the clock coverage of the upcoming murder trial of Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius. Pistorius is a double amputee who gained international attention when he was charged with killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, by shooting her in the home they shared in February of 2013. MultiChoice Cable said it is launching its new "pop-up" channel dedicated to covering all the legal action regarding Pistorius' trial on March 2, a full 24-hours before Pistorius is scheduled to appear to answer murder charges in the high court of the capital of Cape Town, Pretoria.
A woman judge has been selected to preside over the trial but has not yet issued a ruling on whether or not cameras will be allowed inside the court room to document the proceedings. If MultiChoice is denied access to the trail proceedings itself, officials at the cable channel say that they will broadcast a wide range of news and information about Pistorius, who first came to international attention two years ago as a track athlete at the Olympic Games. The 27-year old Pistorius says that he shot at his girlfriend in self-defense, assuming she was a burglar.
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Oscar Pistorius Trial Coverage Round the Clock