Cape Town - M-Net and SuperSport have secured the rights to screen the much
talked-about ITV documentary Oscar Pistorius: The Interview, featuring
the former Paralympic athlete’s first television interview since the
tragic events of Valentine’s Day in 2013.
M-Net viewers will be able to
watch the interview as part of a Carte Blanche special minutes after its
world-premiere on the UK television network on Friday, June 24.
The Carte Blanche special, which will include an in-depth panel
discussion, will start at 22:55 on both M-Net and its
sister channel M-Net City (channel 115), which is also on DStv Compact.
Soon thereafter (exact details to be confirmed) the documentary as well
as the Carte Blanche special will become available on all the DStv
Catch Up platforms, while SuperSport will broadcast further screenings
for those who didn’t stay up late for the express delivery to M-Net on
“We will have the Oscar Pistorius interview on our screens literally as
the end credits are rolling on ITV,” says Jan du Plessis, Director:
“The content of the documentary will undoubtedly make
headline news across the globe and our viewers will be able to see it in
full and in high quality on the M-Net Channels first. In addition to
that the Carte Blanche team, who has been following the trial
intensively from the start, will add to the conversation with their
valuable insights and comments with the Carte Blanche special.”
In Oscar Pretorius: The Interview, Peabody award-winning investigative
journalist Mark Williams-Thomas meets up with the Blade Runner at his
uncle Arnold Pistorius’ home in Waterkloof, Pretoria, where he has been
under house arrest, awaiting sentencing after South Africa’s Supreme
Court of Appeal overturned the High Court’s original verdict of culpable
homicide to murder.
Viewers will hear Oscar’s account of what happened
on the night he shot and killed his then girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
also shares details about their relationship and his previous use of
Furthermore, Mark Williams-Thomas probes into key details of
the prosecution case which resulted in the conviction.
Prior to next week Friday’s Oscar Pistorius: The Interview. A Carte
Blanche Special, M-Net’s acclaimed actuality programme will look into
Oscar Pistorius’ sentencing in the show on Sunday, June 19 at 19:00.
Carte Blanche’s John Webb, who has been reporting from court throughout
the trial, will analyse the past week’s second round of arguments in
mitigation and aggravation of sentence.