The NRK cameras will spend a week following a Sami herder family and almost 1,500 reindeer to their summer pastures. Slow TV is back! The 24/7 format pioneered by Norway's state broadcaster NRK returns to screens across Norway today. This time, the NRK cameras will be following a Sami herder family and their reindeer as they move from their winter habitat on the Finnmark mountain plateau to their … [Read more...]
TV in Norway
Articles about how the television service works in Norway and the must-see programming.
Brits moving abroad face a massive upheaval in all areas of their lives, from work to finances to social circles and more. Watching your favourite television shows may not rank high on the list of priorities, but it's important to retain a few home comforts to avoid a total culture shock meltdown. Can you still enjoy your favourite shows in Scandinavia? First up comes the bad news. Almost … [Read more...]
One of the most curious things about watching TV in Norway is the popularity of 'slow TV'. The simple concept is the total opposite of the instant gratification style of reality TV. Producers pick a topic and spend hours, days, even weeks digging into it in excruciating detail. State broadcaster pioneered the concept in 2009 with the live broadcast of the famous Oslo to Bergen railway journey, … [Read more...]
One of the most popular articles in the history of Life in Norway was my 2013 look at the best Norwegian TV adverts. Last time I claimed watching the adverts was a great way of picking up the language. Not so anymore! So many adverts are in English these days. In fact, with the endless repeats of British and American comedies, documentaries and dramas, it's possible to watch hours of Norwegian … [Read more...]
Do you ever feel a little overwhelmed with modern life? A lot of people dash around crowded cites in cars, suffer road rage, spend 8 hours stressing in a cubicle, constantly check email and social media, and throw caffeine and sugar down their throats to fuel it all. There's no doubt about it, modern life runs at top speed. Norway is often perceived by outsiders as a peaceful, calming and … [Read more...]
There's so many adverts on Norwegian TV that make me smile or leave me scratching my head, I'm surprised I didn't write this post months ago! Watching TV adverts is not just a good way of finding out about brands and how they're marketed and/or viewed by Norwegians, it's also a good way to pick up some language. Walk with me through this slice of Norwegian culture! Only Jarlsberg is Jarlsberg … [Read more...]