2. Executive producer George Mazarakis and unidentified people brief media about Channel 199
3. Media audience listening to Mazarakis
4. Wide of executives on panel
5. SOUNDBITE (English) George Mazarakis, Executive Producer of Channel 199:
"It's a challenge to tell the story correctly and to tell it in a legally responsible way and in an entertaining way at the same time. But it is after all the story of a tragedy, and it's the story of a tragedy in two people's lives, it's not something that is pure entertainment at all, and to having achieved this from the courts I think we have added responsibility to take it very, very seriously and deliver it authentically, correctly and responsibly."
Pretoria - 2 March 2014
6. View from media platform overlooking North Gauteng High Court
7. Tents for media and satellite dishes
8. Satellite trucks parked opposite court
9. Pan of media activity on platform
Johannesburg - 28 February 2014
10. SOUNDBITE (English) George Mazarakis, Executive Producer of Channel 199:
"This is a breakthrough judgement to be given the opportunity to film in court. It's something that's never, ever happened before. It speaks to open justice, it augers well for the future and the strength of the South African democracy."
FILE: Pretoria - 19 August 2013
11. Media scrum as Oscar Pistorius arrives at magistrate's court for remand hearing
12. Pistorius escorted by police through photographers
Johannesburg - 28 February 2014
13. SOUNDBITE (English) George Mazarakis, Executive Producer of Channel 199:
"We have to give the dignity and the respect to the victim. She's not a cardboard cut-out caricature of a beautiful woman. She's a real human being with feelings. But so is he, the accused. It is all too real and this is all too tragic."
Pretoria - 2 March 2014
14. Satellite dish and technicians on media platform
15. Media equipment in tents
16. More media equipment
17. Camera being walked through turnstile and metal detectors at the entrance to the court
A double amputee whose mother died at an early age overcame incredible odds to represent his country at the Olympic games.
A beautiful fashion model is gunned down in his house on Valentine's Day.
It's an incredible story and could be poised to change the face of daytime television in South Africa.
Oscar Pistorius goes on trial for murder on Monday and the proceedings are expected to be witnessed by an audience of (m) millions.
In a landmark ruling, a South African judge has agreed parts of the trial can be broadcast live on television by three remote-controlled cameras in court, but testimony given by Pistorius can not be shown.
Judge Dunstan Mlambo, who made the decision to allow broadcasting, said he had weighed up arguments for a fair trial from the Pistorius camp with principles of open justice and freedom of expression.
Advocates for freedom of speech and more transparency in South African public life hope the decision to allow cameras into the Pistorius trail will lead to more high profile cases being covered live.
The ruling followed a petition by local broadcaster 'Multi Choice', a digital TV and radio service, who have added what they describe as a 'pop up channel' to their system.
Channel 199 will be dedicated to the Pistorius trial and bring viewers not only the live pictures from inside the court, but a steady stream of analysis and comment from legal experts.
The pop-up channel is being produced by George Mazarakis, a popular television personality who is executive producer of the highly rated 'Carte Blanche', a show which pioneered investigative journalism in South Africa when it first aired in 1988.
Mazarakis has been associated with the show since its launch.
The pop-up channel will carry advertising which the producers say is necessary to help offset the high costs involved.
A panel of executives from Multi Choice briefed the media about Channel 199 last Friday.
They were keen to point out that the content will be serious and responsible - "not just tabloid" - but acknowledge they have a gripping story to tell.
"It is all too real, it is all too tragic," says Mazarakis.
The area outside the North Gauteng High Court has become a campsite for international television channels who have descended on Pretoria to beam their own reports and analysis of the Pistorius trial around the world.
On Sunday technicians were busy setting up satellite dishes and camera positions.
Hundreds of reporters have applied for a limited number of seats in a separate room in the court complex where the proceedings will be relayed via closed circuit television.
South Africa's criminal justice system and gun culture will be under a global spotlight during the Pistorius trial, which has some parallels with the 1990s OJ Simpson case in the United States because of the celebrity factor, the sensational allegations and the fascination of people around the world.
Parts of the trial will be broadcast live on television, adding to the scrutiny.
Simpson's trial for the murder of his ex-wife and a man was televised in its entirety.
But in one glaring difference, Pistorius acknowledges he killed the victim.
The Olympian said he thought Reeva Steenkamp was a night-time intruder in his home in the early hours of 14 February last year; the prosecution maintains he intentionally shot her several times in the bathroom after an argument.
Criminal law experts believe that if the prosecution fails to prove premeditated murder, firing several shots through a closed door could bring a conviction for the lesser charge of culpable homicide, a South African equivalent of manslaughter covering unintentional deaths through negligence.
Mlambo had shown "an awareness of the competing considerations at play," said Justice Edwin Cameron of South Africa's Constitutional Court.
He declined to comment directly on the ruling, but said he favoured cameras in appellate courts.
South Africa abolished the jury system in 1969 following arguments that whites-only juries during apartheid would be unlikely to deliver fair verdicts involving, for example, a white perpetrator and a black victim.