Innovation: Norwegian Slow TV

With Slow TV we are approaching a new era of television. Less noise and less flashing images. This is what Al Jazeera reports. I recommend watching the full 9:30 minutes where both pros and cons share their opinions:

I remember well when the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) started its live coverage of the 134-hour voyage along the Norwegian coast line and fjords. I was spending time with my father in Norway during his cancer treatments and the Slow TV was running in the background at his home. It really had some mind quieting effects. The beautiful visuals and the classical music accompanying it.

Take a look at this one hour excerpt if you want to explore more:

What do you think, is this the new future reality TV?

4 thoughts on “Innovation: Norwegian Slow TV

  1. Well, this is something interesting but unfortunately it can be easily replaced with a boring, idiotic and commercial reality show. I agree with coast line fjords or spectacular travel routes like Transsiberian, but what about those reality shows in which a football player or a singer are filmed 24h/24h, even on toilet?

  2. Bravo Norway! This will be and is fabulous, what a great idea. I would have it on my TV while doing the internet or work in a minute when and if available in the US.

    It reminds me of when we went to visit NASA quite few years ago, in our motel room they, NASA had a channel I found, showing the planet earth from a satellite in real time. I was so fascinated that I hardly slept.
    This will certainly be the way of the future and what a pleasure it will be for many. I’ll watch the hour show later. Gosh this is exciting and most welcome to the world as I see it.

    • I totally agree, Dee. I can go weeks without turning on my TV. I prefer getting news of my choice from the Internet. Too much bs on TV. Feels like wasting my time.
      I wonder what the younger generation of kids think of this kind of broadcast?
      I mean you could film all along the US coast line and from domestic trains. The kids could learn at least some geographic. Many find it exciting to watch and see if they can recognize people who stand there waiving with flags and banners. It could connect a nation.
      And the side effects of listening to classical music while slowly drifting away along the coast, I believe have a calming effect, quieting our minds, lessening stress and agitation.
      My idealistic viewpoint. :-)

      • “I wonder what the younger generation of kids think of this kind of broadcast?
        I mean you could film all along the US coast line and from domestic trains”.
        It’s very easy, Anette :) Children are grown up the way how are educated. If Slow TV will be “packed” in a strong teenage educational programme, it will be a success. Anyway, there are powerful “enemies” for now in implementing Slow TV on a teenage life. Facebook, smartphones…

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