Arlington, VA – January 17, 2023 – This February, the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel is filled with crime, mystery and intrigue as new programs arrive on the channel. They include “The Tunnel,” Seasons 1-3 following the unlikely duo – Karl Roebuck and Elise Wassermann – two detectives from opposite sides of the English Channel who, together, solve crimes involving the UK and France. And “Walter Presents: Acquitted” the highly successful Norwegian series about a businessman who returns to his hometown years after he is acquitted of his high school sweetheart’s murder.
The PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel consists of binge-worthy British and international drama series and movies from producers like MASTERPIECE, Walter Presents and other critically acclaimed producers. The subscription rate for the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel is $5.99/month with an Amazon Prime or Prime Video subscription. Every purchase helps support public television for all.
Information about each program is below:
The Tunnel, Seasons 1-3
Streaming Date: February 4, 2023
Genre: Drama, Crime
Based on the original Swedish series “The Bridge,” “The Tunnel” series centers on the investigations and relationship between British detective Karl Roebuck (Stephen Dillane) and French detective Elise Wassermann (Clémence Poésy) who are forced to work together when crimes involving both countries are committed. Season 1 follows Karl and Elise as they investigate a dismembered body on the border of both countries in the Channel Tunnel. Season 2 has Karl and Elise reunited to investigate a case where a French couple have been abducted from the Eurotunnel. And Season 3 is set in a mid-Brexit Europe where the English and French teams come together once more in the emotionally charged finale when a stolen fishing boat is found adrift, on fire in the English Channel.
Walter Presents: Acquitted
Streaming Date: February 17, 2023
Genre: Drama, Crime
Language: Norwegian with English Subtitles
“Acquitted” achieved the biggest launch everin Norway when it premiered in 2015.The series follows Aksel Borgen, a successful businessman who is asked back to his hometown in rural Norwayafter spending 20 years in Asia to save the town’s main company from bankruptcy. But Borgen, who left after being acquitted of the murder of his high-school girlfriend, is haunted by his past.
Other Titles Coming to the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel in February:
Walter Presents: Angel of Death, Season 2 –2/3/23
Walter Presents: Sisi: Austrian Empress –2/10/23
Walter Presents: Dicte –2/24/23
About PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel
MASTERPIECE has been setting the standard for exceptional British drama in the US for 50 years and the PBS MASTERPIECE Prime Video Channel continues this legacy and has expanded to include award-winning TV series from around the world.
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Winner of 83 Primetime Emmys® and 18 Peabody Awards, MASTERPIECE has been essential Sunday night viewing for millions of fans since 1971. Susanne Simpson is the executive producer and Rebecca Eaton is the executive producer-at-large for the series. Series funding for MASTERPIECE is provided by Viking Cruises, Raymond James, The MASTERPIECE Trust, and public television viewers. Produced for PBS by GBH Boston, MASTERPIECE is known for hits such as All Creatures Great and Small, Sherlock, Downton Abbey and Victoria, and beloved classics such as Upstairs Downstairs, Prime Suspect, The Forsyte Saga and Poldark.
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 on their VOD service, launched Walter Presents in Russia exclusively on Start, Russia’s fastest growing SVOD platform, and launched our channel on PBS Masterpiece in Canada. In 2021 Walter Presents partnered with Australia’s largest streaming service, Stan, and launched in Latin America with market leader DMD’s streaming service Cindie. From 2022 we will be available on C More in Scandinavia with over 500 hours of content.
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About PBS DISTRIBUTION
PBS Distribution is a leading distributor of public media content around the world, entertaining audiences across platforms and formats. The company, a joint venture of PBS and GBH Boston, provides premium content through multiple digital channels and video services. PBS Distribution operates six subscription streaming channels — PBS Masterpiece (US and CA), PBS KIDS, PBS Living, PBS Documentaries and PBS America (U.K.) as well as numerous Free Ad-supported Streaming TV (FAST) Channels in the U.S and U.K. In addition, the company reaches viewers through Transactional Video-on-Demand (TVOD), Subscription Video-on-Demand (SVOD) licensing, Advertising-based Video on Demand (AVOD), DVD and Blu-ray, theatrical releasing, educational platforms, non-theatrical and inflight sales, and serves broadcasters and producers providing program sales and co-production financing.
PBS Distribution offers consumers and educators the highest quality factual, scripted, and children’s programming including films from Ken Burns, hit series from MASTERPIECE and foreign language dramas from Walter Presents, entertaining and educational PBS KIDS series, and award-winning documentaries from NOVA, FRONTLINE, AMERICAN MASTERS, NATURE, AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and many independent producers. For over 10 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations, and producers.