NTV announced at KEY BUYERS EVENT: digital a deal with Walter Presents. The company’s Murderous Fever will premiere on Walter Presents across six platforms internationally, being one of Russia’s first true-case investigative dramas to be streamed on top platforms as part of NTV’s global expansion strategy. The license covers the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from 2022. The contract also includes Free TV and Pay TV premiers’ rights on those territories.

‘Murderous Fever‘ digs into one of the most brutal serial killer cases in Soviet history and the cover-up conspiracy that surrounded it. Based on a true story, this brilliant 10-part criminal drama goes behind the scenes on some of the most complex and shocking murder investigations in USSR and shines a light on what it’s like to be a homicide detective risking everything in pursuit of justice.

Walter Presents is a curated video-on-demand service dedicated to hand-picking prestige foreign-language dramas from around the world, partnered with Channel 4 in the UK.  ‘Murderous Fever‘ will also be available on Walter Presents via the PBS Masterpiece Prime Video Channel in the US and Canada, as well as on Roku and Comcast Xfinity X1 in the US and on-demand in New Zealand and Australia.

“‘Murderous Fever‘ is our strongest new TV show. The project has rightfully caught the interest of one of the leading British companies with a distribution network covering Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. What makes this transaction especially valuable is the fact that our show was chosen personally by Walter Iuzzolino, the founder of Walter Presents, who always selects projects for the platform himself,” says Timur Weinstein, General Producer at NTV.

Walter Iuzzolino, co-founder and curator of Walter Presents, added “I am delighted to be partnering with NTV, a company known for its prestigious programming, to bring this glossy, high-class Russian thriller to the Walter Presents platform. The addictive storytelling will resonate with audiences globally whilst offering an incredible insight into untold Russian history.”

About NTV Broadcasting Company


NTV Broadcasting Company is one of the top Russian broadcasters and the largest privately owned TV company in Russia. The channel holds the leading position as the largest content producer and remains one of the most popular TV channels, continuously ranked among the top 3. The broadcaster often raises to #1 position with its series’ premieres and shows, while consistently remaining close to being #2 in nationwide ratings.

As one of the largest content producers and distributors in Russia, NTV offers a great lineup of series, primetime shows, entertainment, lifestyle programs and documentaries. The channel has really strong international footprint and is currently represented on top streaming platforms, such as Amazon Prime Video, Bilibili, and TenTime. NTV’s distribution network covers Europe, Asia and Americas, expanding rapidly worldwide. NTV’s catalog holds over 26,000 hours of content including 10,000 hours of crime dramas, thrillers, and action series.

About Walter Presents

Walter Presents launched January 2016 in the U.K. as a video-on-demand service, founded by Jason Thorp, Walter Iuzzolino and Jo McGrath. Dedicated to showcasing award winning foreign language drama, the service is named after its curator, Walter Iuzzolino, a passionate drama fan.  In March 2017, Walter Presents launched as an SVOD platform in the U.S., with the New York Times hailing it as a “chic TV boutique with a foreign accent.” Walter Presents launched in Italy September 2018, its first roll-out in mainland Europe, on Discovery’s Nove, Giallo and Dplay channels. In October 2018 Walter Presents partnered with PBS Distribution in the US, to make premium foreign language drama available on PBS Masterpiece on the Amazon Prime Video channel. Additionally, select top-tier titles chosen by PBS are also broadcast on PBS stations and streaming on PBS Passport, a digital member benefit available through local stations. In February 2019 Walter Presents increased its US distribution further launching on Comcast Xfinity X1 and later in June Walter Presents launched on the Roku Channel.  In 2019 Walter Presents teamed up with Medialaan to make the service available to Flemish audiences on their newly launched digital channel StreamZ, and also joined forces with S4C to make its dramas available in Welsh. In 2020 we partnered with TVNZ with over 250 hours of content on their VOD service and also launched Walter Presents in Russia exclusively on Start, Russia’s fastest growing SVOD platform, providing 400 hours of hit international drama as well as launching with PBS Masterpiece in Canada. This year Walter Presents partnered with Australia’s largest streaming service, Stan.


Source :Roski PR

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