Pistorius documentary on the cards

New York - The desire to produce a quick documentary on Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius and the shooting death of his live-in girlfriend has led to a new partnership between two television networks.

The Investigation Discovery (ID) network on Sunday will premiere a special, Beauty And The Blade Runner, about the South African athlete and his role in the shooting death of model Reeva Steenkamp.

Two television networks have teamed up to produce a documentary about Oscar Pistorius (pictured) and Reeva Steenkamp. Credit: Reuters

ID is making the special with the help of NBC News and that company's Peacock Productions.

ID even coined a new phrase to describe the quick specials, calling them instamentaries.

People close to both Pistorius and Steenkamp talk on the special, which examines evidence in the case. - Sapa-AP