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'?

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