Icelandic public TV network airs 24 hours of sheep birthing

RUV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, ran the live feed from a Skagafjordur farm for 24 hours.

Ben Hooper

SKAGAFJORDUR , Iceland, May 15 (UPI) -- An Icelandic public TV network aired 24 hours of live sheep birthing to give the country's residents "insight into the traditional farming life."

RUV, the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, ran a live feed from a farm in Skagafjordur from noon Thursday until noon Friday to bring the lambing season to living rooms across the country.


"The sheep birthing season is an unforgettable time for those able to see the little lambs being born into this world," RUV said on its website.

The broadcaster also kept up with the action on Twitter, posting a series of pictures from the lambing marathon.

The event was inspired by "slow television" broadcasts by Norwegian public TV network NRK, which previously aired a 12-hour knitting marathon, a 12-hour program of wood burning and a 100-hour marathon of chess.


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