Norway Tragedy Gets Quick Treatment by Discovery Channel

Hour-long documentary will air internationally in August

Last Updated: July 25, 2011 @ 9:54 AM

Discovery Channel has commissioned a one-hour documentary about Friday's tragedy in Norway that will air in select international markets in August, the network announced on Monday.

Entitled "Norway Massacre: The Killer's Mind," the special will examine the motives behind and analysis of the shocking attacks that took place Friday in Oslo and on the nearby island of Utoya.

Anders Behring Breivik, a 32-year-old Norwegian, is accused of perpetrating the twin attacks, in which 76 people died.

The documentary, which will be produced by ITN Productions, will air across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific beginning in August.

"Discover has an office in Oslo and understands the extreme gravity of this situation and how it has affected all Norwegians," said Discover Networks International executive vice president and chief content officer Luis Silberwasser in a statement.