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Walter: Channel 4 takes on Netflix with ‘box set’ world drama service

 

independent.co.uk – Adam Sherwin

A foreign invasion which began with Scandi noir will now extend to Argentinian soaps and Turkish crime stories after Channel 4 unveiled a new service designed to bring the best of “box set” international drama to British viewers.

More than 700 hours of the best foreign-language shows will be offered free of charge to a UK audience through a new Channel 4 video streaming platform, given the unusual name Walter Presents.

Available through Channel 4’s new digital hub, All 4, Walter Presents will feature hand-picked titles from a wide range of territories including Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Poland, Israel, the Czech Republic, France as well as Denmark, home of The Killing, the BBC4 series which demonstrated that subtitled drama could reach a mainstream audience.

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