What is NRKbeta?


NRKbeta is the technology site of the Norwegian Broadcasting – NRK (about NRK on Wikipedia).

Our Norwegian slogan reads «NRK’s sandbox for technology and new media».

Norwegian

This site is coded in an advanced codec called Norwegian. It’s only readable by about 4,7 million people. So from time to time, when we have something we really would like to show the world, we decode it into English.

English articles

We put our English articles in a categori called – tadaaaa – «English articles«:


One of our popular ones are «Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) makes popular series available DRM-free via BitTorrent» with close to 800 diggs, 77 comments and over 100 links/trackbacks.

If you would like to contact us, use our Twitter account or our contact form (which is in Norwegian but should be pretty obvious for English readers).

Some of the recent projects on our blog

How the Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) made it’s first vertical documentary film

Vi har prøvd å lage en TV-dokumentar hvor videoer, bilder og tekst er tilpasset høydeformatet (Foto: Gry Kårstad)
Vi har prøvd å lage en TV-dokumentar hvor videoer, bilder og tekst er tilpasset høydeformatet (Foto: Gry Kårstad)

NRK breaks new ground to show chess on television

#NRKSJAKK´s Heidi Røneid med en Arduino Ethernet microprosessor.
Heidi Røneid from NRKs chess broadcasts with an Arduino Ethernet microprosessor.
(Photo: Tore Zakariassen, NRK)

A behind the scenes look at how the NRK made the 2016 Biathlon World Championship title sequence.
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Stories in Norwegian:

Creating a 3D model of the worlds strongest tidal current, Saltstraumen, via drone.

Marius Arnesen med en DJI Inspire-drone Foto: Kåre Riibe Ramskjell / NRK
Marius Arnesen med en DJI Inspire-drone Foto: Kåre Riibe Ramskjell / NRK

A look into how we made VR-video from the award show P3 Gull [Norwegian].

NRKbetas VR-rigg på P3 Gull Foto: Ståle Grut / NRKbeta
NRKbetas VR-rigg på P3 Gull Foto: Ståle Grut / NRKbeta

What was real, and what was not, on social media during the terror attacks in Paris in November 2015 [Norwegian]?

Under terroraksjonen i Paris i november 2015 søkte mange til sosiale medier for å finne og dele informasjon. Foto Henry Marion (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Under terroraksjonen i Paris i november 2015 søkte mange til sosiale medier for å finne og dele informasjon. Foto Henry Marion (CC BY-SA 2.0)

6 kommentarer

  1. Another Swede

    i wish that svt wont be as cool as nrk, then they will force everyone who owns a computer to pay tv-license

  2. I Denmark (where i live, though I am norwegian), computers are valued equal to TVs in the license calcuation for a household. The justification? one can visit dr.dk and watch streaming video, in horrible quality and Windows-only codecs, and with horrible latency. le sigh 🙁

  3. Fredrik Graver

    Dere burde opprette en "tips oss" side eller noe slikt… 🙂

    Kom over denne her i dag: latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2009/0… Ville spesielt trekke fram
    <quote>"Foursquare is blowing up," said Tara Hunt, a blogger and consultant. Although she used to use Twitter to figure out where her friends were, she said that Twitter now has too much noise and … it’s not local enough. </quote>

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