Admission Price: Free to attend, please register in advance
Location: Room A130, College Building
How do you reach an audience that spends most of its waking time online looking at a mobile screen? Easy, you create Skam. NRK, Norway’s public service broadcaster, has innovated on multiple fronts for its teen drama, adopting a mobile-first distribution strategy and successfully exploring new ways of telling a story across platforms. The NewStateman called Skam the ‘most popular programme you’ve never heard of’, while NY-based The Fader wondered ‘Why The Whole Planet Is Obsessed With This Norwegian Teen Drama’.
The result is a cultural phenomenon that is about to become global: seven local versions are currently in production, including one by Simon Fuller’s XIX Entertainment for Facebook Watch.
Come to hear this incredible story by the people who created the show, including Håkon Moslet, Skam’s executive producer and head of TV, NRK P3, Marianne Furevold, Skam’s producer and project manager, and Ole Hedemann, Head of Formats and Content Developer, NRK.
This event is organised by the Jeremy Tunstall Global Media Research Centre.