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DVB Cornwall9,156 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight


This time recorded due to the location. Last year NRK videoed the Hurtigruten trip around Spitzbergen. They're now showing it as they did in 2011 with the Norway Coast Trip, continuously for almost TEN Days.

https://svalbardposten.no/svalbard-minutt-for-minutt/19.11975 (Use Google Translate)

On Friday night, NRK starts the world's longest slow-TV broadcast. The broadcast should run without interruption on NRK2 and NRKTV for nine days, five hours and fifteen minutes.

In Paris on February 9, 1920, negotiator Fritz Wedel Jarlsberg signed the Svalbard Treaty which gave Norway sovereignty over Svalbard.

Svalbard minute by minute
This is NRK's ​​centenary for the 100th anniversary of the Svalbard Treaty. The recording was made on board the expedition ship "MS Spitsbergen" in August 2019.

When the ship left the quay in Longyearbyen, about 100 people had come to wave goodbye.

The Material is on the NRK Player

noggin14,763 posts since 26 Jun 2001
There's a format we don't see in the UK, "slow TV". Although daytime TV, Big Brother and most of Channel 5 is close but no real comparison.

BBC Four have commissioned slow tv formats.

Yes - but they aren't NRK-style Slow TV - where the show takes over NRK2 for days and days - like it did with the Hurtigruten ferry going from Bergen to Kirkenes during the midnight sun season over the summer a few years ago.

BBC Four show an hour or so of slow TV following a much shorter journey rather than continuous shows for days on-end. The BBC Four stuff is quite a lot more 'ambient music and chill', whereas the NRK stuff often includes quite a lot of chat.
DVB Cornwall9,156 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight

As I continue to watch this, I'm currently 12 hours in, the major production change since 2011 is the use this time around of highly stable drone platforms to get top quality views away from the vessel and also of the vessel itself. The impression seems to be that so far only one helicopter has been used for these so far, whereas last time we had plenty. In Day 2 0400-0600 there's been some intimate Polar Bear material that could only have been obtained from the air, the use of a drone effectively being oblivious to the animal being videoed.
Last edited by DVB Cornwall on 5 February 2020 11:40pm