Netflix's Newest Programming Is As Slow As It Gets
Norwegian network NRK is coming to the streaming platform with their successful 'Slow TV'
A Norwegian television series is giving new meaning to the expression “Netflix and chill.” Slow TV, a series of long form programming produced by Norway public broadcasting network NRK, arrived in America via Netflix on August 5, allowing viewers to experience events like knitting marathons and long distance train rides as they unfold in real time.
While the appeal of such programming is up for debate, the ratings are undeniable. More than 1.2 million Norwegian viewers—or 20 percent of Norway's population—tuned into the broadcast of “Bergensbanen minute by minute—train journey across Southern Norway,” on November 27, 2009, according to an NRK article.