Slow TV

Travel Channel brings Slow TV to US

Cable channel Travel Channel plans to combat the frenetic madness of Black Friday by bringing tranquil Norwegian format Slow TV to US screens. Slow Road Live will debut on Scripps Network Interactive-owned Travel Channel on November 27 at 9am, as the shops open, and then follow a live 12-hour caravan road trip. LMNO Cable Group […]

DRG launches dedicated formats division

UK-based distributor DRG is launching a dedicated formats business that will tap into the resources of the new Nice Entertainment Group it now sits within. DRG Formats will be lead by DRG’s managing director, acquisitions and formats Andrea Jackson (left) and also include the newly promoted Albertina Marfil, experienced formats vendor Jennifer Harrington and a […]

TBI’s 2013 in review – part one

In this week-long series of articles, TBI editors Stewart Clarke and Jesse Whittock take a look back at the year in international television, taking in everything from never-ending show formats to genuinely scary promo videos, before 2014 arrives and it all begins again. Without further ado… BEST NEW FORMAT: Slow TV The insatiable appetite for […]

Norwegian format Slow TV set for US remake

US producer LMNO has acquired Stateside remake rights to Slow TV, a format from Norway in which a ship’s journey along the coast was transmitted non-stop for 134 hours on the nation’s public broadcaster. Slow TV first broadcast on NRK in 2011 to strong ratings and was subsequently acquired by UK-based sales house DRG as […]