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  • Slow TV comes to the US
  • Slow TV comes to the US
    Detlef Reichardt (2010) ©

Slow TV comes to the US

After a Thanksgiving dinner complete with all the trimmings, in can be hard not to fall asleep after reclining on your sofa, stomach full. And in 2015, US TV network Destination America made dozing off even easier, screening five hours of ‘slow TV’ into festive homes nationwide.



  • Article image BBC Four Goes Slow: switching on to slow down

    In May 2015, more than half a million Brits tuned into BBC Four looking to escape their hectic everyday lives with an hour of birdsong or a canal journey. The BBC Four Goes Slow series showcased ‘slow TV’, featuring uninterrupted shows filmed in real-time. But why are people tuning in to slow down?

  • Article image Coda Story: how slow journalism provides a different kind of scoop

    Today’s news outlets are like Twitter feeds; filled with short articles to quickly read, but rarely revisit. Coda Story is different. It offers a thematic approach to news stories, analysing all the major events as they unfold. But what’s the point of long form articles if no one wants to read them?

  • Turtle Taxi: slow and steady wins the race Turtle Taxi: slow and steady wins the race

    “Put your foot down mate, I’m late for a meeting,” must be a demand heard by London cabbies more than once a day as people rush around. But in Yokohama, Japan, Turtle Taxi is putting control into the hands of the customer – and more often than not, they're keen to slow down.

  • Slow TV in a world all about speed Slow TV in a world all about speed

    Described as a “small revolution” by French viewers, Tokyo Reverse is a nine-hour movie of a man walking backwards through the streets of Tokyo. Fans say it gives viewers a chance to get deeply interested in details that are usually missed in a world all about speed.