Balloons on TV

New York estate agent uses hot air balloon to showcase property

Filed under: Balloons on TV,Hot Air Balloon Stories — Posted by: Susan on June 2, 2016

An estate agent in Bedford, New York showcased a six bedroomed property from above, to present it in the (more…)

Balloon ride the ultimate test for superglue

Filed under: Balloons on TV — Posted by: Barry on December 11, 2015

A new brand of superglue underwent rigorous testing in Russia, to prove beyond all doubt that it really is the strongest adhesive.

Footage from a Russian TV show ‘Wonders of Technology’ or ‘Chudo Tehniki’, has become a hit on social media sites, as more people watch the producer of the show flying upside down with (more…)

Balloon ride aims to be a hit on “slow television”

Filed under: Balloons on TV — Posted by: Susan on October 9, 2015

An experimental type of television programme, which is to feature a hot air balloon flight, has been so successful that a radio station has decided to try to copy it.

The Go Slow Season was originally broadcast on BBC4 and it seems to have been popular with the audience. It has been revealed that one of the programmes in the new season will consist of a hot air balloon flight. The first season has inspired Alan Davey, the boss of Radio 3, to try slow radio out for size. Mr. Davey has told The Independent:

“It doesn’t matter how long a full-length drama is, it doesn’t have to be 45 minutes or 90 minutes, it takes as long as it takes. We’ll give music time to breathe and audiences the space to take it all in.”

The concept of slow television has been reported as having Norwegian roots. Over five years ago, a Nordic channel had success with a programme concerning a railway journey without a break. The show was in excess of seven hours in length.

The experimentation with the idea in the UK also included looking at various activities. These included the likes of glassblowing and a canal trip. The prospect of a programme about a balloon trip can be seen as a natural extension of focusing on these relaxing activities.

The slow movement seems to have captured the imagination of people in the media like Mr. Davey. He has already implemented an eight hour project called Sleep, with the assistance of modern composer Max Richter.

Hot air balloons play a colourful role in new Perrier ad

Filed under: Balloons on TV — Posted by: Susan on July 2, 2015
A mineral water company has turned to hot air balloons rides as inspiration for a new ad campaign.

The film was created using (more…)

Hot air balloon used in promotional video

Filed under: Balloons on TV — Posted by: Barry on August 28, 2014

A manufacturing firm that deals with cycle parts has recently had two hot air balloons designed in the (more…)