Walter Presents To Launch Streaming Service In USA

Walter Presents, which showcases some of the world’s best foreign language dramas to UK audiences, has announced that it will launch in the USA this March. A venture between the UK’s Channel 4 and Global Series Network (GSN), Walter Presents will be available in the USA across a number of platforms with a subscription fee of $6.99 per month for ad-free viewing. This carefully curated service will deliver original and exclusive first-run drama series from around the world with 34 series from

Iceland’s The Lava Field Goes Global With Netflix

Netflix has acquired streaming rights for 2014 Icelandic crime thriller The Lava Field (Hraunið), which will be showwn in several territories worldwide. In The Lava Field, Reykjavik detective Helgi Marvin Runarsson is called in to investigate an apparent suicide case, but it turns out to be far from simple. As he follows the evidence, Helgi's own hidden secrets are unearthed. Will he turn a blind eye to murder in order to save his daughter's life? The Lava Field is available on Netflix

10 Year Old Norwegian Doc Picked Up By Netflix

Three part Norwegian documentary The Future of Water, written and presented by Professor Terje Tvedt of the University of Bergen, has been picked by Neflix 10 years after its first release. The series won a prestigious Gullruten award for Best TV Documentary in 2008. The Future Of Water looks at the deeply intertwined history of humanity and fresh water which reveals looming challenges that could upend power structures around the world. In an interview with NRK, Tvedt spoke about the documentary

ViaPlay Offers First Look At Comedy Swedish Dicks

Streaming service ViaPlay’s has released a trailer for its first foray into original scripted programming, Swedish Dicks, starring Peter Stormare and Johan Glans with guest star Keanu Reeves. Swedish Dicks is a comedy set in Los Angeles about Ingmar (Peter Stormare), a former stuntman who is trying to survive as a private investigator. His rather miserable life takes a turn when he meets Axel (Johan Glans), a former and not very successful DJ. Together they start the private investigation agency Swedish Dicks

EU Commission Proposes Netflix Production Quotas

In a new proposal outlined by the European Commission as part of a revision to the 2010 Audiovisual Media Services Directive, at least 20% of the content offered to European customers by on demand services such as Netflix and Amazon will have to be produced locally. According to the European Commission, European television stations invest about 20% of their turnover in local original content, while streaming services only spend 1%. With a minimum quota of European content, the Commission wants to