Walter Iuzzolino


In the spotlight: Walter Iuzzolino

Walter Iuzzolino, the face of and name behind Walter Presents, has walked an unusual path to reach his current role in scripted television. Growing up in Italy watching telenovelas and European dramas, he moved to the UK as a young man to follow dreams of writing and directing. After landing a job on Channel 4’s […]

Discovery & Walter Presents launch drama service in Italy

Channel 4’s VOD service for foreign-language drama, Walter Presents, will be teaming up with Discovery Italia, to deliver its dramas to the territory. Italian audiences will receive the service from September 2018, joining UK, US and Australian services. Discovery Italia will feature Walter Presents dramas, with subtitles, through its Dplay service, where audiences can watch […]

Acquired taste: what role does acquisition play in drama?

With original programming more important to networks and services than ever, what role does the acquisition play in drama today? Andy McDonald reports The drama landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. The rise of international SVOD giants like Netflix and Amazon has opened up a world of global taste and helped drive an across-the-board […]

Walter Presents buys Spanish drama for UK, US

UK and US on-demand service Walter Presents has acquired exclusive rights to a Spanish-language thriller drama. Lifeline (Pulsaciones) is billed as a psychological thriller about an eminent surgeon who unravels a horrific medical scandal after suffering a massive heart attack and subsequently having strange nightmares when he receives a donor heart. Produced for Spanish broadcaster […]

Walter Presents adds Belgian drama double

Hot on the heels of its first international expansion, UK-created VOD service Walter Presents has acquired a pair of Belgian dramas. The Channel 4-backed service has bought Coppers and 13 Commandments from Canada’s Attraction Distribution, which is part of Attraction Media. Coppers, produced for VTM, follows a no-nonsense police chief, while 13 Commandments is serialised […]

C4-backed Walter Presents launching in the US

Channel 4-backed streaming service Walter Presents will launch in the US in March. The on-demand, which specialises in drama programming from around the world, has proved popular in launch territory the UK. Broadcaster Channel 4, which runs Walter Presents with Global Series Network (GSN), has previously outlined plans to expand Walter Presents internationally, and the […]

Walter Presents nabs new Nordic noir

Nordic noir Valkyrien is headed for Channel 4’s foreign-language on-demand service, Walter Presents, in the UK. Walter Presents acquired rights from boutique French distributor About Premium Content, will premiere the Norway-produced drama in 2017. Eight-part Valkyrien, from Tordenfilm and for Norwegian pubcaster NRK, is a high concept drama set around an illegal, Oslo underworld hospital. […]

New German VOD net buys NRK drama

A new German VOD platform, Canal+’s SVOD service in France and Channel 4’s Walter Presents have bought an NRK drama about three young women struggling to live adult lives. The deals are the first three distributor About Premium Content has secured for Nordic drama Young and Promising, and highlight the growing buying status of on-demand […]

Walter Presents passes 1m views in two weeks

Channel 4’s new on-demand service for foreign-language drama, Walter Presents, has notched up more than one million views in just two weeks. According to the UK broadcaster, the 11 titles currently available on Walter Presents – which launched on January 3 – have now attracted 1.1 million views on Channel 4’s on-demand platform All 4. […]

Channel 4 launches on-demand service with Thorp

Channel 4 and Jason Thorp are due to launch a new on-demand service dedicated to “the very best foreign-language series” this autumn in the UK, with more roll-outs to follow in other markets. 4World Drama (WT) will be available for free in the UK through Channel 4’s new digital hub, All 4, and will feature […]