Walter Presents

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Walter Presents
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, United States
Programming
Picture format576i (SDTV) 16:9
Ownership
OwnerChannel Four Television Corporation and Global Series Network
History
Launched3 January 2016; 4 years ago (2016-01-03)

Walter Presents is a video on demand service of UK's Channel 4, part of its All 4 online platform. Launched on 3 January 2016, it specialises in foreign language drama and comedy, with English subtitles. It is named after Walter Iuzzolino, who selects its content.[1] The service was later offered as an ad-free subscription service in the United States in March 2017,[2] and in Australia via a Foxtel service in November 2017.[3] It will be available in Italy as an on-demand service in September 2018 through a deal between Global and Discovery Networks.[4]

Production[edit]

In the UK, the service is a partnership between Channel 4 and Global Series Network. It is free to view and supported by advertisements.[5] Walter Iuzzolino began reviewing potential content for the service two years before its launch, viewing 3,500 hours of television in all.[6]

The service aims to avoid so-called arthouse programming in favour of more mainstream productions that compete with Netflix and Amazon Prime for audiences already familiar with such Nordic dramas such as The Bridge.[1] Iuzzolino set three criteria for selection: the show must be popular in its native country, as were Homeland and House of Cards in the United States; it must be "award-winning or already critically acclaimed"; and it must have "the finest writing, directing and acting that each country has to offer...something worth our time as viewers".[6]

To promote the service, some of the content is also being aired on Channel 4's conventional channels, Channel 4 and More4.[6]

Programmes[edit]

Title Origin Genre Status
10[1] Switzerland Mystery drama Unavailable
13 Commandments Belgium Crime thriller Available
23 Cases Germany Crime thriller Available
Acquitted Norway Mystery drama Unavailable
The Adulterer The Netherlands Drama Available
Alex Sweden Thriller Available
Anne+ The Netherlands Coming-of-age drama Available
Bad Banks Germany Crime drama Available
Beauty and the Baker Israel Romance drama Unavailable
Before We Die Sweden Thriller Available
Beyond Appearances France Mystery drama Available
Black Widow The Netherlands Crime drama Available
The Blood Pact The Netherlands Crime drama Available
Blue Eyes[1] Sweden Political thriller Available
The Body Collector The Netherlands Drama Available
The Border Poland Drama Available
Case Iceland Psychological crime thriller Unavailable
Cenk Batu[1] Germany Crime drama Unavailable
Clan[7] Belgium Detective drama Unavailable
The Cleaning Lady Argentina Crime thriller Unavailable
Code 37: Sex Crimes Belgium Crime drama Available
Contact France Mystery drama Available
The Court Iceland Legal drama Available
Cover Story Iceland Drama Available
The Crimson Rivers France Crime drama Available
Crow's Blood[8] Japan Horror[9] Unavailable
Dead Beautiful France Thriller Available
Deadly Money Germany Thriller Unavailable
A Deadly Union France Mystery drama Available
Detective Cain France Crime Available
Deutschland 83[1] Germany Spy drama Available
Deutschland 86 Germany Spy drama Available
Dicte – Crime Reporter Denmark Crime drama Unavailable
Elite Squad France Police drama Unavailable
Eyewitness Norway Crime thriller Unavailable
Farang: Dead Man Running Sweden Crime drama Available
Fenix The Netherlands Crime thriller Available
Flight HS13 The Netherlands Thriller Unavailable
Forgotten Girls France Crime drama Unavailable
Framed The Netherlands Crime drama Unavailable
Frozen Sky Germany Drama Unavailable
Fugitives[10] Chile Crime drama Unavailable
Greyzone Denmark, Sweden Thriller Available
Guardian of the Castle Croatia Thriller Available
Heartless[1] Denmark Vampire thriller Unavailable
Helen Dorn Germany Crime drama Unavailable
Hellfjord Norway Comedy drama Unavailable
Home Guards Hungary Drama Unavailable
Hotel Adlon Germany Drama Unavailable
Hotel Beau Séjour Belgium Supernatural crime thriller Available
The Hunter France Thriller Unavailable
Inspector Borowski Germany Mystery drama Available
Inspector Falke Germany Crime drama Available
The Invisibles Czech Republic Comedy drama Unavailable
Just One Look France Action thriller Available
Kabul Kitchen[1] France Comedy drama Unavailable
Killer by the Lake France Crime drama Available
Lanester France Mystery drama Unavailable
The Lawyer Sweden Thriller Available
The Lens Czech Republic Crime thriller Unavailable
Liberty Denmark Drama Available
Lifeline[11] Spain Thriller Available
Line of Separation Germany Historical drama Unavailable
Locked Up Spain Prison drama Available
Mafia Only Kills in Summer Italy Coming-of-age dark comedy Available
Mafiosa France Crime drama Unavailable
Magnifica 70[10] Brazil Drama Available
Maltese: The Mafia Detective Italy Crime drama Available
Mama's Angel Israel Thriller Available
Mammon Norway Detective drama Unavailable
Match Day France Crime drama Unavailable
Merciless[10] Brazil Psychological crime thriller Unavailable
Milk and Honey Israel Comedy Unavailable
The Mind of a Murderer Germany Crime drama Unavailable
The Money Shot France Drama Available
Moscow Noir Sweden Thriller Available
New Nurses Denmark Historical drama Available
New Texas Belgium Comedy drama Unavailable
Nick's Law Germany Crime drama Unavailable
Night and Day Spain Thriller Available
No Limit France Action thriller Unavailable
No Second Chance France Thriller Available
Norskov Denmark Crime drama Available
The Other Mother France Thriller Available
PAKT Poland Political thriller Available
The Passenger France Crime drama Available
Philharmonia France Psychological thriller Available
Point Blank Germany Crime drama Unavailable
The Prey The Netherlands Drama Unavailable
Professor T Belgium Crime drama Available
Pure Evil[1] Argentina Psychological crime thriller Unavailable
The Raid Brazil Drama Available
Rebecka Martinsson: Arctic Murders Sweden Drama Available
Resistance France Historical drama Available
Rest In Peace Croatia Crime drama Unavailable
Rough Justice Belgium Detective drama Available
Ride Upon the Storm Denmark Drama Available
The River Norway Crime drama Available
Sakho & Mangane Senegal Crime drama Available
The Same Sky Germany Spy drama Available
The Score Belgium Coming-of-age drama Available
Scratch My Back Belgium Comedy drama Unavailable
Seaside Hotel Denmark Historical drama Available
The Sect Russia Drama Available
Shades of Guilt Germany Legal thriller Available
Son of a B****[10] Brazil Comedy drama Unavailable
Spin[1] France Political drama Unavailable
Sr Avila[10] Mexico Family crime drama Unavailable
Stockholm Requiem Sweden Crime drama Available
The Swingers The Netherlands Mystery drama Available
Tabula Rasa Belgium Thriller Unavailable
Tainted Brazil Thriller Unavailable
The Teacher Poland Crime drama Available
The Team Denmark Crime drama Available
Thicker Than Water Sweden Mystery drama Available
Thou Shalt Not Kill Italy Crime drama Available
Tony's Revenge France Crime drama Unavailable
The Truth Will Out Sweden Crime thriller Available
The Twelve Belgium Legal thriller Available
Valkyrien Norway Drama Unavailable
Vanished by the Lake France Crime drama Available
A Very Scandi Scandal Sweden Crime comedy Available
Young and Promising Norway Drama Available

Reception[edit]

According to Channel 4, the 11 titles available in the first month attracted 1.1 million views on All 4.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Walter Presents: Channel 4 launches new digital service offering best TV shows from around the world". The Independent. 27 November 2015. Retrieved 27 December 2015.
  2. ^ "Walter Presents streams into the US". Multichannel.com. 3 March 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Foxtel back in SVOD business, launching Walter Presents in Australia". Mediaweek Australia. 13 October 2017. Retrieved 13 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Discovery Strikes Deal With Channel 4's Walter Presents To Launch Premium Drama Service In Italy" (Press release). Discovery Corporate Site. 2 May 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2018.
  5. ^ a b Television Business International (22 January 2016). "Walter Presents passes 1m views in two weeks". Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  6. ^ a b c "Deutschland 83' Just The Tip of the Iceberg of a New World of Subtitled Drama, Courtesy Of 'Walter Presents'". HuffPost. 3 January 2016. Retrieved 10 January 2016.
  7. ^ "How foreign TV drama became de rigueur with UK viewers". The Guardian. 2 January 2016. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  8. ^ https://www.channel4.com/programmes/crows-blood
  9. ^ "TV CROW'S BLOOD – allcinema" (in Japanese). Stingray. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  10. ^ a b c d e Broadcast (18 January 2016). "Walter Presents grabs Latin American drama".
  11. ^ "Lifeline Lands in the US and UK". TTVNews. 21 February 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017.

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