Drama streaming service Walter Presents is to launch in Australia from November 1.
The foreign language drama platform, backed by Channel 4, will deliver scripted series from around the world to Foxtel and Foxtel Now customers. It is the second stage in a planned Walter Presents global roll-out, after launching in the US in March.
The collaboration will see Walter Presents series premiere on Foxtel’s On Demand service from November 1 and then from December 15, the drama channel Showcase will have a Friday night Walter Presents slot to feature some series. New release Walter Presents dramas will be added every month.
Foxtel aims to host over 150 hours of premium foreign language drama in its first year and will include a range of dramas which have been hits in their native countries.
The three series for the Australian launch of Walter Presents in November are Spanish thriller Locked Up, Brazilian crime thriller Merciless, and French noir murder mystery Vanished by the Lake.
Co-founder and curator of Walter Presents Walter Iuzzolino said: “Australian audiences are some of the most forward thinking and sophisticated in the world. They have a hunger for compelling, quality international drama as demonstrated by the success of Nordic Noir here and we are thrilled to be able to broaden the scope and palette of the international drama offerings further with additions from countries as diverse as Mexico, Holland, Chile, Spain and Belgium.”
Walter Presents launched in the UK on Channel 4’s on-demand service All 4 in January 2016. In March 2017 Walter Presents launched as an SVOD platform in the US.