Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Norway Day 360 Slow TV from Ålesund

Courtesy TV2 Nyhetene Facebook Page
Gratulerer med dagen!

Happy Norway Day! Today Norway has a national holiday celebrating its Constitution Day.

How fitting that one of the national channels, TV2, is doing a Slow TV style broadcast via the internet.

Facebook and Norwegian broadcaster TV2, have created a Live 360 video experience from the top of a mountain, overlooking the beautiful fjords of Ålesund in Norway.

For the first time ever, people around the world can be transported to Norway and experience in 360 the calming water and sun over this beautiful mountain enclosed fjord for the whole day. All live and fully immersive.

With the sun due to set at 22:33 CEST (13:33 California PDT, 16:33 New York EDT), people can tune in to bring a relaxing moment to their day, no matter where there are watching from.

To experience this unique viewpoint of a Norwegian fjord you can go to TV 2’s Facebook Page on mobile, desktop or VR headset.

If you are viewing without a 360 headset of Google Cardboard type devices for mobile, the image will display flat, as in the inset picture.

The camera will continue to broadcast until 23:00 local time (22:00 BST, 17:00 EDT, 14:00 PDT).

TV2 have previously produced a major Slow TV project, "Fly Med Oss" - Fly with Us in May and June 2014 - with helicopter journeys from every airport in Norway. 

Fly Med Oss was the first commercial Slow TV project and won the Beyond HD Achievement in Image Capture award at the TVBAwards in London in 2014, beating the BBC and two other nominees. A short taster on this YouTube clip below, more on YouTube.

If you want further livestreamed Slow TV style webcams outside of the TV2 transmission, the webcam from Fløyen, Bergen is a fantastic location for keeping an eye on people and the panorama there, or a dedicated birdwatching and northern lights channel from Norway at Zooom.

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