(Oslo, Norway) Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) today announced that it is to provide live satellite transmissions and ground-based services, in co-operation with Telenor Maritime Radio (TMR), for NRK’s longest-ever live broadcast. NRK, Norway’s biggest public-service broadcaster, will broadcast in its entirety the northbound voyage of a Hurtigruten (Norwegian coastal express) ship– a journey which has been called “the world’s most beautiful voyage”.
NRK will use the Hurtigruten vessel MS Nordnorge and will visit all 34 ports along the Norwegian coast. The broadcast starts at 19.54 CET on June 16 in Bergen.
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting will deliver satellite transmission capacity directly to NRK for its live broadcasts, which will run from June 16 to June 22. TSBc will also provide antenna services from its Nittedal teleport, together with TMR’s complete maritime-communication package (which includes gyrostabalised VSAT antenna, Smartbox and mobile broadband services), directly to the Hurtigruten ship – a complete onboard communications solution that includes live webstreaming.
“Along with TSBc’s excellent satellite coverage for broadcasts and TMR’s maritime communication solution, NRK will be able to capture innovative levels of engagement with a wide audience as they take on this new-media challenge whilst at sea” said Cato Halsaa, Vice President and CEO, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting.
NRK will install multiple cameras onboard the Hurtigruten ship, broadcasting and recording all 8,040 minutes of this classic voyage. This is a unique broadcasting experience where NRK will document every second of the five-and-a-half-day journey. As they embark on this experimental voyage, they will be calling upon the public at large to interact and contribute via the web and live broadcasts.