About Slow Travel TV

Slow TV was pioneered by the by Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), when they broadcast a 7-hour train journey in 2009. The orginal concept was to broadcast the entire trip in its complete length. The idea was replicated by the BBC in the UK, when they broadcast a two hour narrow boat journey along the Kennet and Avon Canal, watched by nearly a million viewers. The idea has since been replicated by various broadcasters around the world.

With the advent of YouTube, the idea of real-time travel, minute for minute travel or slow travel, has spawned a new genre of travel video. Users have uploaded slow travel videos from all around the world and using many forms of transport, including rail, boat and car.

Slow Travel TV takes the idea to the next stage, by building an index around these vidoes. Such as building a list of starting points, end points and other points of interest along the route. Showing all these locations on a map, as well as the approximate current position shown in the video. There is also textual information about the trip and certain places along the route.