Walter Presents to expand internationally
Walter Presents will launch in the US as a subscription service in March.
The Channel 4 foreign-language drama platform first launched in the UK in January 2016, offering a library of international hits such as German Cold War drama Deutschland 83, French political thriller Spin and the critically-acclaimed Belgian drama Clan.
The service is completely free in the UK, where new shows premiere on Channel 4, E4 and More4 or are available on demand in full on All4.
The US launch will be the first launch of the service outside of the UK and marks the start of plans to expand the service internationally.
The service will launch at WalterPresents.com with subscriptions costing $6.99 a month for American users. More than 500 hours of programming will be available on the service, which will follow the UK schedule of releasing two new series each month.
Creator Walter Iuzzolino said: “For years America has led the way with a string of iconic titles to become the undisputed home of great TV drama. But the rest of the world hasn’t stood still.
“Inspired by the quality of the very best US 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 US viewers to this TV treasure trove.”
Channel 4 chief executive David Abraham added: “Our partnership with GSN making Walter Presents a phenomenal success in the UK has proved there is a significant market for exceptional non-English subtitled drama and I’m sure US viewers will be equally attracted to its rich content offerings from across the globe.”