Walter Presents


Walter Presents rolls out in Belgium

International drama-focused SVOD service Walter Presents is rolling out in Belgium.  The service, which originated as a VOD play on UK broadcaster Channel 4 in January 2016, will launch to Flemish audiences mid-April through a partnership with media group Medialaan, which operates Flanders-based commercial channel VTM. Walter Presents will be made available on VTM’s newly […]

Walter Presents launches on Comcast’s Xfinity X1

Walter Presents, the Channel 4 subscription video on-demand service dedicated to foreign-language drama series, is now available on Comcast’s Xfinity X1, marking the first time the SVOD is available from a pay-TV provider in the US. Xfinity X1 customers can add the Walter Presents to their package for $5.99 a month. It can be found […]

Walter Presents two new Scandi dramas

Channel 4’s foreign language streaming service Walter Presents has secured two new shows from Red Arrow Studios International, adding to its mix of European dramas. The first two seasons of Icelandic legal drama The Court will debut on All4 in September, each running 12×1 hour episodes on the platform. Following that, Swedish thriller Farang will begin transmission […]

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 […]

Hulu lands US rights to Federation’s Bad Banks

Hulu has acquired the US streaming rights to Bad Banks, Federation Entertainment’s European thriller series set in the ruthless world of international finance and stock market. Season one of the series is now available to stream on the platform. In North America Bad Banks has also been sold to Kino Lorber for Home Entertainment rights […]

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, HBO Europe invest in Bad Banks

Channel 4’s Walter Presents and HBO Europe are among the latest networks to pick up German drama Bad Banks. The series is 6×52 Machiavellian thriller set in the ruthless world of international finance and the stock market. It is produced by Letterbox Filmproduktion (Germany) and Iris Production (Luxembourg) with the participation of ZDF and ARTE. […]

Walter Presents heads down The River

On-demand service Walter Presents has acquired rights to new Norwegian drama The River in the UK, US and Australia. Canal+ in Poland, ZDF in Germany and Yandex in Russia have also bought the 8x60mins series, which UK-based DRG launched at MIPCOM last year. The River is based on real events and set in a close-knit […]

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