Walter presents will be launched in Italy next SeptemberWalter presents will be launched in Italy next September

Scripted Format | Milan | 02/05/2018

Walter presents will be launched in Italy next September Italian audiences will receive the service from September 2018, joining UK, US and Australian services.

Discovery Italia will feature Walter Presents dramas, with subtitles, through its Dplay service, where audiences can watch titles on demand. Dedicated slots for Walter Presents titles will also be aired on its channels Nove and Giallo.

Series for the forthcoming Italian launch will include French political thriller Spin, The Adulterer from the Netherlands and French cop show Spiral.

The Italian arm of Discovery has stated that it aims to host over 500 hours of foreign-language drama across two years.

Marinella Soldi, chief strategy officer at Discovery EMEA & managing director at Discovery Networks Southern Europe, said: “Partnering with Walter Presents is another bold move which is typical of our success in this business: anticipating consumer trends and applying successful and creative models from other countries.

“Our aim is to replicate and build upon the phenomenal success the service has enjoyed in the UK with Channel 4. It’s an innovative model which perfectly converges linear and VOD to create a sweet spot for viewers and broadcasters alike.”

Walter Iuzzolino (pictured), co-founder and curator of Walter Presents added: “Discovery Italia has an impressive track record and has proven to be an astute, decisive and successful group of channels – I couldn’t hope for a better partner to embark on this drama adventure together.

“As an Italian, this is something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time – it’s a personal dream come true for me and I can’t wait to get started.”
FormatBiz



Italian News

  • Milano - 20/05/2018  Head to head between Rai1 and Canale5.: Ballando con le stelle on Rai1 closed with 3.9m viewers (24.7%) while Amici on Canale5 achieved 4.1m viewers (23%). read more
  • Milano - 18/05/2018  Vuoi Scommettere? on Canale5 debuts with over 4m viewers: The show is the Italian adaptation of ZDF format "Wanna Bet?", locally produced by Magnolia. read more
  • Milano - 17/05/2018  Rai1 miniseries Il Confine closed with 3.7m viewers: Rai2 premiered new musical game show Scanzonissima with 1.2m viewers read more
  • Milan - 17/05/2018  Focus is the new digital channel launched by Mediaset: The debut with 3 premieres: documentaries and culture is the leit-motive  read more
  • Rome - 16/05/2018  Rai 2 premieres Scanzonissima based on Sing if you can: The show is produced by Non Panic and distributed by Zodiak read more
  • Milano - 16/05/2018  Grande Fratello 15 (Canale5) leader of pt slot with 4.2m viewers: Rai1 miniseries Il Confine achieved 3.6m viewers read more
endless love the wit

Tv Events

  • Zagreb - 18/05/2018  Top-quality football is the biggest blockbuster: TV rights for football competitions and matches seem to be made out of gold read more
  • Roma - 18/05/2018  Convegno Anart: A chi conviene la concorrenza fra le collecting? : A Roma lunedì 4 giugno dalle ore 10.00 alle ore 17.30 al MAXXI | Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo  read more
  • Zagreb - 18/04/2018  NEM 2018: Advertising has never been more challenging!: The panel will be held during the market in Dubrovnik on the 11-14 of June read more
  • Cannes - 13/04/2018  Reed MIDEM: Cannes events welcomed 10,000 Delegates: There were some 1,480 exhibiting companies and 3,600 buyers, including 1,000-plus for VOD, the event organizer revealed. read more
  • Cannes - 11/04/2018  The Treehouse Stories, Emmy® Kids Awards 2018 Winner: Produced by Dandeloo in association with Carbonara Production. read more
  • Cannes - 11/04/2018  International Emmy Kids Award Winners Unveiled in Cannes: The sixth annual event were presented in partnership with Reed MIDEM read more
bic formats rosy