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Slow TV

Espen Ytreberg is a Professor in Media and Communication at the University of Oslo. Espen talks about slow television-- a Norwegian phenomenon characterized by real time, minute-by-minute coverage of ordinary events....
A still from the broadcast of a train trip from Bergen to Oslo. (Dieseltriebzug/YouTube)

Espen Ytreberg is a Professor in Media and Communication at the University of Oslo. Espen talks about slow television-- a Norwegian phenomenon characterized by real time, minute-by-minute coverage of ordinary events.

- One of the most popular examples of slow tv -- a real-time video of a 7-hour train journey from Bergen to Oslo

- Espen also talked about the popular show of a boat in a fjord

- Those of us from Ontario, remember fondly that back in the 80s and 90s, Global Television aired their own versions of slow TV called Night Walk and Night Ride

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