A+E Networks Communications Head, Sarah Williams-Robbins, Regional Director for Africa Anthea Petersen and Rachel Job, History Channel Programming Director
shedding light on global content launches at the Roundtable discussions
(Photo courtesy of MultiChoice Africa)
The Mauritius Chronicles –
It’s been almost 20 years since the most publicised murder trial in US history, but did Orenthal James Simpson, known as “O.J.” kill is wife and her friend?
O.J. Simpson, one of the most famous running backs in American football history, was acquitted in the brutal stabbing of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, but the debate around is guilt remains alive.
Tantelising news is that African viewers will now be able to find find out more about secret tape recordings that have largely never-been- heard-before of O.J. Simpson and others involved in the criminal and civil cases against the former star. The announcement by A+E Networks came on Thursday, September 3rd at an A+E media conferene that was part of the MultiChoice Africa Content Showcase.
Two revelatory OJ Simpson documentaries will be broadcast on A+E Networks channel Crime + InvestigationTM (CI) Africa this October, and are are part of a global release to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the O.J. Verdict.
The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story (premiering 6 October, 21h00) and O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes (airing 13 October, 21h00).
Anthea Petersen, A+E Networks Regional Director for Africa, commented: “This season A+E Networks is boosting its strong pipeline of hit US franchises with two exclusive, compelling, OJ Simpson documentaries on CI and our first African commission for Lifetime. Our investment in the best global and local content guarantees a fantastic choice of great entertainment for DStv viewers in the months ahead.” Petersen also announced the opening of A+E Networks’ (that celebrates it’s first birthday) will open its 1st African office in Johannesburg, SA.