Pistorius channel goes on air in South Africa

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Photo - FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 file photo,  Oscar Pistorius cries as he prays with his sister Aimee, right, and brother Carl in the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa where he was indicted on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.  At the start of Pistorius' trial starting Monday March 3, 2014, Prosecutors pressing the murder charge have listed 107 witnesses they're able to call and some will say that the world-famous athlete had a fight with Steenkamp and then intentionally killed her.  (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 file photo, Oscar Pistorius cries as he prays with his sister Aimee, right, and brother Carl in the magistrates court in Pretoria, South Africa where he was indicted on charges of murder and illegal possession of ammunition for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. At the start of Pistorius' trial starting Monday March 3, 2014, Prosecutors pressing the murder charge have listed 107 witnesses they're able to call and some will say that the world-famous athlete had a fight with Steenkamp and then intentionally killed her. (AP Photo/File)
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PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — A TV channel dedicated to the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has gone on air in South Africa just over 12 hours before the double-amputee Olympian is expected in court.

The 24-hour channel, called "The Oscar Pistorius Trial - A Carte Blanche channel" is on South Africa's most popular cable TV network and intends to show live video from the court from Monday. The cable company is one of the three broadcasters which asked a judge to allow live coverage of the trial and has installed three remote-controlled cameras in the courtroom in Pretoria.

The channel was up and running Sunday night and hosted by a well-known South African presenter. It dedicated some its early programming to the life of Reeva Steenkamp, the woman Pistorius shot dead at his home.

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