Viewers can now tune in to the best foreign language dramas from around the world with the US launch of Walter Presents, a new subscription video-on-demand service from the UK’s Channel 4 and Global Series Network. From Nordic thrillers to South American chillers, Walter’s done all the hard work uncovering award-winning, top rated, exclusive and original drama series from around the world and has gathered them in one place for US audiences to enjoy for the very first time.
No computer algorithms are used in the making of Walter Presents. This is a bespoke service curated by Walter Iuzzolino, a real-life person who has spent the past two years watching more than 4000 hours of television to choose only the very best dramas for the service.
“In a world where we have so much incredible content and so little time to watch it, it makes sense to watch only the very best TV drama,” said Walter.“Until now, much of it lay hidden or scattered across the globe but I’ve solved that problem and brought it together in one easy to navigate streaming channel. Here you will find exquisite series that you can watch whenever you want, all of which have been blockbuster hits in their native countries. Dramas of outstanding quality which I’m passionate about and proud to include in our collection.”
Series premiering on Walter Presents include:
This tense thriller is set in an illegal, secret underground hospital where a surgeon who is desperate to save his dying wife and a resourceful doomsday prepper forge an unlikely partnership to treat patients from the criminal underworld and those who need to stay ‘off the grid’.
In a world of fake news, this pertinent political drama explores the intense rivalry between two spin-doctors, the seasoned master (Bruno Wolkowitch) and his protége (Grégory Fitoussi). Both men are willing to manipulate the truth to ensure their candidate will win the snap election which is called after the president is suddenly killed.
‘Homeland’ meets ‘The Affair’ in this delicious tale of lies and betrayal. Flight HS13 follows a couple whose lives change forever after a plane crash reveals the husband’s secret life. Angry, confused and frustrated, his wife battles to uncover the truth.
Imagine if Tony Soprano was killed in the opening episode of ‘The Sopranos’ and Carmela was forced to take over the mafia business in order to protect her family. Holland’s most successful and iconic drama is a series brimming with betrayal and love, greed, ambition and testing family loyalties.
Walter Presents is available ad-free on walterpresents.com, mobile apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and Android devices, Apple TV, Amazon Channels for $6.99 monthly/$69.99 yearly and coming soon to Roku streaming devices. The content library at launch includes 34 series from 11 different countries. Each season will be made available in its entirety and ad-free, allowing viewers to binge watch their favorites and explore new series. Each month, the service will premiere two new award-winning series with accompanying editorial content online.
Walter Presents is dedicated to bringing foreign language dramas to audiences around the world. Launched in January 2016, the service became an instant hit with viewers in the UK, with its launch show achieving the highest rating for a foreign language drama in UK TV history. Now also available in the US, the service will be rolling out to other international markets in 2017. Walter Presents is a joint venture between the UK’s Channel 4 and Global Series Network and is founded and managed by JASON THORP, JO McGRATH and WALTER IUZZOLINO.
The Walter Presents team in the US is led by Jen Robertson and the channel is powered by Brightcove. To learn more and engage with Walter, go to www.walterpresents.com
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