‘Slow TV’ project focusses on reindeer

A Norwegian broadcaster is livestreaming the 150-160 kilometre reindeer migration.

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A reindeer herd of around up to 1500 individuals is being followed by a camera crew to film and broadcast their spring migration.

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Described by the Guardan as “The ultimate slow TV”, Reinlytting – Minutt for minutt will be livestreamed 24/7 for a week. If the journey is unfinished at that point, the online video will continue.

Alongside the drones and camera crew, one of the feeds is coming from camera gear on a reindeer named Muzet (meaning “black” in the Sami language).

“NRK wants to share and cover this journey live, and share this experience with our audience unedited,” said Andreas Blaauw-Hval from the Norwegian broadcaster NRK. “A documentary would not provide the same experience.”

The highlight of the migration is expected to be the swim across the strait of Kvaløya.

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The reindeer will be filmed by camera crews and drones © NRK

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