Acclaimed streaming service Walter Presents launches in Australia this November, and Foxtel clients get it free. The service unlocks access to popular series from all over the world. Walter Presents will be available On Demand to both Foxtel and Foxtel Now customers.
Walter Presents launched January 2016 in the UK as a video-on-demand service and is a joint venture between Channel 4 and Global Series Network. The platform is named after its curator, Walter Iuzzolino, a passionate drama fan. Its main purpose? To showcase award winning foreign language drama. In March 2017, Walter Presents launched as an SVOD platform in the US. Then, The New York Times called it a ‘chic TV boutique with a foreign accent’. The Australian launch is the second stage in a planned global rollout.
The service will be available to Foxtel clients free. The collaboration will see Walter Presents series premiere on Foxtel’s On Demand service from November 1. 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.
Capitalising on the growing demand for premium world drama, Foxtel aims to host over 150 hours of premium foreign language drama in its first year. From Nordic thrillers to South American chillers, every series will feature bespoke high-quality customized sub-titling. Each season will be available in its entirety. Viewers will be able to binge whenever they want.
What to watch via Walter Presents
Three series will be available for the Australian launch of Walter Presents in November. Locked Up is a rollercoaster Spanish thriller, Merciless a visceral crime show from Brazil, and Vanished By The Lake a riveting French Noir murder mystery. Other series coming up are a selection of multi-award winning productions from HBO Latin America. The list includes Emmy nominated action thriller Fugitives and Mexican family crime saga Mr Avila, plus the dark brooding psychological Belgian thriller 13 Commandments.
From November 1 in Australia, Walter Presents will be available On Demand to Foxtel customers who subscribe to the Movies and Drama packs. Foxtel Now customers will also get it via the Movie, Pop and Drama packs.