Keshet International Places Hebrew Comedies on Walter Presents


CANNES: Keshet International (KI) has licensed its Israeli series The Baker and The Beauty and Milk & Honey to Walter Presents, Channel 4’s recently launched foreign-language on-demand service.

The Baker and the Beauty was created by Assi Azar and produced by Endemol Israel. Milk & Honey was created and written by Tom Shoval and Dani Rosenberg, who also directed. It was produced by July August Productions for YES DBS Satellite Services.

Both series now head to the U.K. service, which is a partnership between Global Series Network and Channel 4. Walter Presents is exclusively available, free-of-charge, to U.K. viewers via Channel 4’s digital hub, All 4.

Jason Thorp, CEO of Global Series Network, said, “Keshet has a great reputation in the drama space but are also delivering highly accomplished comedy dramas. We are always on the lookout for comedies that we feel our audience can relate to, so we are ecstatic to have found two absolute gems.”

Keren Shahar, the managing director of distribution at Keshet International, added, “I’m thrilled that these universally appealing comedies have made Walter Presents’s special selection of high-end scripted series from all over the world. The existence of this accessible platform demonstrates the increasing demand for foreign-language series in the U.K.”