Channel 4 is to launch a new free-of-charge VOD service, WALTER PRESENTS, showcasing foreign-language drama to UK viewers.
The service, which was previously announced with the working title 4 World Drama and is being launched through a partnership between Global Series Network (GSN) and Channel 4, will be exclusively available in the UK via Channel 4’s new digital hub, All 4, from January.
The branding of Walter Presents was chosen by Channel 4 to emphasise the curatorial nature of the service. Walter Iuzzolino, Chief Creative Officer of GSN, will personally curate the new service which will offer a constantly evolving and expanding slate of foreign-language dramas, making it the go-to destination for both discerning fans of world drama and those curious to discover more about the genre.
“Channel 4 has steadily grown its reputation for bringing the best of world drama to the UK – from The Returned to Saboteurs,” comments Jay Hunt, Chief Creative Officer at Channel 4. “The remarkable Deutschland 83 is a perfect launch for Walter presents – which will allow UK audiences to enjoy hand-picked global hits.”