NRK’s sandbox for technology and new media
NRKbeta is Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation NRK‘s sandbox for technology and media. We write about media, the web, and technology, with a focus on our audience, and what we do. We call it a sandbox because we want to test stuff, be curious, and understand how things are changing, bringing you – the user – along.
(about NRK on Wikipedia).
In addition to writing, we work as internal advisors on technology and media, and we build a lot of hardware and software used in NRK productions. Together with our audience we help NRK understand and utilise new technology to create awesome media experiences.
NRKbeta is also a blog for NRK’s employees to offer a behind the scenes look at new innovation we create – or details about product development, design …you name it.
The content on this site is encoded with an advanced codec called Norwegian. It’s only readable by about 5.2 million people. So from time to time, when we have something we really would like to show the world, we decode it into English.
Our English articles are published with a category called … «English articles«.
One of the first popular articles was «Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) makes popular series available DRM-free via BitTorrent» with close to 800 diggs (remember them?), 77 comments and 100+ links/trackbacks. Which was amazing back in the day.
Some of our ideas have gotten major international attention – the latest about our «quiz to comment» experiment. Harvard’s Nieman Lab had the first and most thorough piece on it.
If you need photos of us, we have a collection here. Please ask to get the appropriate licensing and crediting details.
Some of the recent projects on our blog
A behind the scenes look at how the NRK made the 2016 Biathlon World Championship title sequence.
Stories in Norwegian:
Creating a 3D model of the world’s strongest tidal current, Saltstraumen, via drone.
A look into how we made VR-video from the award show P3 Gull [Norwegian].
What was real, and what was not, on social media during the terror attacks in Paris in November 2015 [Norwegian]?