Posted Wed Feb 1, 2017 at 07:30 AM PST by Steven Cohen
The streaming platform is expanding to the US.
Walter Presents has announced plans to launch its streaming service in the United States. The curated ad-free SVOD platform offers access to a variety of foreign dramas.
"For years America has led the way with a string of iconic titles to become the undisputed home of great TV drama," said Walter Iuzzolino, co-founder and curator of Walter Presents. "But the rest of the world hasn't stood still. Inspired by the quality of the very best U.S. drama, countries all over the globe are now producing extraordinary TV series, unforgettable stories which are becoming global smash hits. I am excited at the chance to introduce U.S. viewers to this TV treasure trove."
The service comes from UK’s Channel 4 and Global Series Network (GSN), and provides users access to a curated subscription-video-on-demand library of award-winning, top rated, exclusive and original first-run drama series from around the world. A US launch is set for March and will include 34 series available to view from 12 different countries with high-quality customized sub-titling. In addition, the platform will continue to debut two new shows every month.
Here's a rundown of shows set to make their US premiere through Walter Presents:
'Valkyrien' - The new, hit Norwegian thriller set in an illegal, underground hospital where a desperate surgeon agrees to treat patients from the criminal underworld, in return for secret facilities that may help cure his dying wife.
'Spin' - Billed as the French ‘House of Cards’ this multi award-winning, hit political thriller explores the intense rivalry between two spin doctors, the seasoned master (Bruno Wolkowitch) and his protége (Grégory Fitoussi). When the President is killed, the former friends become fierce competitors, each backing a different political candidate, when a snap election is called.
Walter Presents is set to launch in the US in March through a variety of platforms and at WalterPresents.com for $7 per month.
Source: Walter Presents
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