Norway’s Hot New Export: Glacial TV

“Slow TV” — fixed cameras showing every minute of an hours-long train trip from Bergen to Oslo, or a 5 1/2-day cruise, or ‘nonstop knitting’ — gradually, very gradually, makes its way to Britain. Ne-e-e-e-e-xt s-t-t-t-o-o-op: America.

The Norwegian Phenomenon Of Slow TV

Television viewers in Norway have embraced a peculiar phenomenon characterized by real-time, minute-by-minute coverage of events known as slow TV. The CBC’s Spark examines the makings of this different approach to news, including a popular show about a boat in a fjord and a real-time seven-hour train journey.

Norwegian Pubcaster Airs 9 Hour Knitting Event