Walter Presents


Walter Presents hits the US, launches on Amazon

Drama SVOD service Walter Presents has launched in the US over the top and through existing platforms including Amazon’s channels package. The streaming service launched in the UK by Global Series Network in January 2016 and is backed by Channel 4, with the US rollout the first time the broadcaster has made a move in […]

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 […]

Prison sells

Prisons have long been a source of fascination for TV producers – as illustrated by series such as British sitcom Porridge, Australian soap Prisoner Cell Block H and HBO limited series Oz. Right now, though, there are more outstanding prison-themed shows than ever, across both scripted and factual television, reports Andy Fry. Prison might not […]

HBO Europe orders cocaine dealer drama

HBO Europe’s latest original drama is Blinded by the Lights, a Polish-originated six-parter about a Warsaw cocaine dealer. HBO has been pushing more heavily into original programming in recent times and also said today that it has recommissioned Wataha, which was its first ever original series, as first reported by TBI back in 2013. Blinded […]

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 investigates Case from Iceland

UK on-demand service Walter Presents has acquired the 9x60mins crime drama Case, which hails from Channel 2 in Iceland. The deal with distributor Red Arrow International also includes Scandinavian comedy-drama Hellfjord, which runs to seven half-hours. Case comes from Sagafilm and was for Channel 2 in Iceland. It is the latest drama from prolific Icelandic […]

Dramacorp hires Blue Eyes co-creator

Fledgling prodco Dramacorp has hired the co-creator of SVT political drama Blue Eyes. Mia Sohlman (pictured) will become executive producer of the prodco, which Swedish-French drama producer Patrick Nebout and Beta Films founder Jan Mojto launched as a joint venture this April. Sohlman was co-creator and executive producer on Blue Eyes (Blå Ögon), which aired […]