Walter’s Masterpieces

(Above:Thomas Jouannet stars in France’s ‘Contact’)

Two years after launching in the US, subscription streamer Walter Presents has ceased presenting its international dramas on WalterPresents.com and namesake apps.

But more than 300 hours of Walter Presents content are being absorbed into PBS Masterpiece, an add-on channel for Amazon Prime subscribers.

Two Walter Presents series join Amazon’s PBS Masterpiece lineup today: Contact and The Court.

Contact is an eight-episode French series about a psychic US convict who’s released from prison to work for the FBI, but flees to France.

The Court is a noir-ish 12-episode Iegal drama from Iceland. The first six episodes debut today.

The PBS Masterpiece channel will add four more Walter Presents series over subsequent Mondays this month:

Dead Beautiful, a nine-episode French police drama, next Monday, March 11;

Two 10-episode Dutch thrillers, Flight HS13 on March 18, and Framed on March 25;

Inspector Falke, a seven-episode German detective series, on March 25.

These shows join a bunch of Walter Presents series that are already available on Amazon Prime’s PBS Masterpiece, including the steamy Dutch series The Adulterer.

The PBS Masterpiece channel, of course, also packs plenty of British titles — derived from the PBS series also titled Masterpiece, other PBS series, and even movies. Some examples include Victoria, Margaret: The Rebel Princess and Northanger Abbey.

Amazon Prime subscribers can get PBS Masterpiece for an additional $5.99 a month following a seven-day free trial.

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Les Luchter is a former managing editor of Multichannel News, editor-in-chief of Cable Marketing, and news editor of Broadcast Week.

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