Tuesday, August 02, 2016
The Relaxing Norwegian Concept Of Slow TV Is Finally Coming To Netflix
Via Business Insider: Netflix is really taking the concept of 'chill' a step further. Slow TV is a Norwegian hit phenomena showing everyday events in real time to a TV audience. For instance, the first program broadcasted on state broadcaster NRK in 2009, showed a seven-hour train ride between Bergen and Oslo. The low tempo show attracted a total audience of more than one million - approximately 20 percent of the population of Norway. But the concept proved to be more than a one-hit wonder. Following the initial success, viewers have been treated with, among others, 134 hours of a cruise ship travelling along the Norwegian coast, a 24-hour live broadcast where fishermen caught salmon, and crackling fireplaces. In Augusti this years, viewers outside of Norway will get a chance to watch the sedate entertainment as Slow TV is introduced to Netflix English-speaking markets. Slow TV has been considered a great success in Norway giving the NRK2 channel record ratings. Perhaps a knitting competition will be the next hit-series on Netflix after 'Stranger Things'?