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Live Lambing Essential Holiday Viewing

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Live Lambing Essential Holiday Viewing

Photo: RÚV / Facebook

RÚV, Iceland’s national broadcaster, plans to broadcast live from the lambing on a farm, uninterrupted for a whole day.

The broadcast will start at midday today, Thursday May 14, and will end at midday tomorrow. Today is Ascension Day and a public holiday in Iceland.

The main Norwegian broadcaster has previously offered similar types of programming which proved very popular.

The broadcast will come live from Syðri Hofdalir in the Skagafjörður area and will be broadcast on the ruv.is homepage, on television station RÚV 2 (which is available on Vodafone and Síminn set top boxes) and partly on the main RÚV terrestrial station as well—at the end of scheduled programming tonight and until the broadcast ends.

Those wanting to join the conversation, ask questions and make comments, can do so using the hashtag #beintfráburði and on RÚV Facebook.

NRK, the Norwegian broadcaster, has offered a variety of intensive live programming of this nature before, which has been, almost universally, very popular.

Last year NRK broadcast live hymn singing for 60 hours.

Three years ago, it followed the live progress of a cruise ship and two years ago it broadcast a fire burning, live for a whole weekend. The same year, NRK broadcast live from the Norwegian Knitting Evening.

Today’s broadcast from Iceland should be an educational experience for anyone who has not experienced lambs being born before.

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