Tag Archives: NRK

Bird feeder “reality show” a hit for NRK

Photo courtesy of NRK.no Birds hang out at this bird feeder modeled after a hip Oslo cafe.

Slow TV brings a bird feeder designed as a coffee shop to three month live stream Denise Leland Norwegian American Weekly With reality shows being all the rage these days, it’s no surprise that the TV spotlight is getting increasingly bizarre and unconventional. From the Kardashians to Duck Dynasty, the focus of these shows is commonly put on ...

American gangster in “Lilyhammer”

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New series about an American in Norway is popular on both sides of Atlantic A new Norwegian-American TV series is making quite a splash on both sides of the Atlantic, and the entertainment world is taking note. The show is called “Lilyhammer,” a gripping fish-out-of-water story set in Norway and starring “The Sopranos” mainstay and E ...

New NRK series pokes fun at Royal Family

The "Monarkiet" characters. Photo: Qvisten Animation.

NRK's brand-new animated comedy web series will give an insight into what the royal family does behind closed doors. Together with Marit Synnøve Berg, Gustav Nilsen voices one of the characters in the series. Although they are currently making a living by poking fun at Norway's monarchy, the humorists feel a close relationship with the ...

Donkeyboy releases new single

The five-man band Donkeyboy. Photo: Promotional

After a two-year hiatus, popular Norwegian band Donkeyboy releases "City Boy." It has been a while since we've heard anything from the Drammen-based band Donkeyboy, which in 2009 debuted with the album Caught In A Life. Their two hit singles "Ambitions" and "Sometimes" dominated Norwegian airwaves for some time afterward. At one point the band also ...

A visit to Miami and a TV-documentary for Mette-Marit

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit spent the weekend in Miami to open the new Seamen's Church, which was named after her, and therefore has not had a chance to watch the program that aired on Sunday evening. Nearly one million Norwegians saw the first part of the NRK-portrait of Crown Princess Mette-Marit on Sunday evening. Herself, she must ...

Can humor help to change focus?

Trygdekontoret

Is it too early for humor in connection with the events that took place on July 22nd, 2011? NRK doesn't think so. Tonight a humor program, Trygdekontorer, presents its caricature of the blogger "Fjordman," whose blog posts Anders Behring Breivik claimed were an inspiration to him. The season premiere of Trygdekontoret will, in fact, ...

All eyes on Hurtigruten

MS Nordnorge

More than 2.5 million people tuned into NRK to watch the MS Nordnorge sail from Bergen to Kirkenes Staff Compilation Norwegian American Weekly Are you worn out by a fast-paced life but lack a vacation budget? Take a five-day cruise along Norway's scenic fjords, all free and streamed live on Norwegian public television. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) decided to ...

Pål Bang-Hansen dies at 72

Pål Bang-Hansen

Norwegian actor, director and film critic/journalist Pål Bang-Hansen died on March 25, aged 72. One of Norway’s most used child actors – he had his break in Arne Skouen’s Gategutter (1949) – Bang-Hansen was set to become an architect or art historian. Instead he went to film school in Rome. Between 1966-1979 he made ...

Norwegian flood protection gives hope in Fargo

Norwegian company helps in the city of Fargo, North Dakota, while the city waits for a one hundred year flood for the second consecutive year.  They set up a Norwegian flood protection system that this hard-pressed city has not seen before. "Large areas are already flooded, and trees have gone down, "says chairman of Norwegian AquaFence, ...

Iranian consul to Norway seeks asylum

The former Iranian consul in Oslo says he has applied for political asylum in Norway Former Iranian Consul General Mohammad Reza Heydari says he resigned from his position earlier this month to protest the Iranian government's use of violence against demonstrators that left at least eight people dead. Heydari told the Norwegian broadcaster NRK that it ...