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18 September 2017

Servant Of The People coming to Korea and France

Servant Of The People, the hit comedy series from Ukrainian producers Kvartal 95 has been optioned for a French remake, while the original series will air in Korea this Fall.

The series, which returns to 1+1 this autumn for a second season, has been a resounding success in Ukraine, and was turned in to a feature film in 2016. The first season has developed a cult following online, with many millions of viewers for its official uploads on Youtube, and has won positive reviews after arriving on Netflix earlier this year.

In Korea, the series will air on HQ Plus as the first ever foreign content for the channel. A channel dedicated to themes of happiness and family, the political comedy of Servant Of The People will add a new twist to the schedule when it airs in November.

In France, award-winning production company Elephant Story have taken an option on the scripts.
15 September 2017

Brave And Beautiful enjoying a great start in Romania

Brave And Beautiful has started well in Romania on Happy Channel - and the ratings for the series are getting better each day!

The channel has reported a strong increase in performance for the 8pm prime time slot, with Brave And Beautiful scoring more than double the usual share for the channel. And the performance has been on a very clear upward curve since the broadcast started in mid-August, with thousands more viewers joining the telecast each day.
31 August 2017

Kill Me Heal Me added to the Eccho Rights catalogue

Eccho Rights have signed a deal with Pan Entertainment in Korea to add Kill Me Heal Me to their catalogue of scripted formats. The deal was completed at this week’s BCWW taking place in Seoul.

The series follows the fortunes of a young man struggling with dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality disorder) and the relationships that develop between his different selves and his secret psychiatrist. First released in 2015, the original was very popular on MBC and won several Korean TV awards.

The script joins a number of other Korean titles in the Eccho Rights line up, a number of which have been picked up by international producers, including Who Are You in the UK and Ice Adonis in Ukraine.
17 August 2017

Eccho Rights brings award-nominated Turkish Drama to Malaysia

Eccho Rights have secured deals for Heart Of The City and Insider in Malaysia, where interest in Turkish Drama is taking off. Ay Yapim’s Heart Of The City will become the first ever Turkish Drama on national pubcaster RTM later this summer.

“We are very excited by this development, and see the Malaysian market as a big opportunity for Turkish Drama,” says Nixon Yau Lim, Head of Asia Pacific. “There is already a strong core of fans in the region enjoying Turkish series through subscription services, but with RTM bringing Heart Of The City to free-to-air television, we expect the genre to flourish even further.”

Further to the deal in Malaysia, we have also confirmed further new sales for the series in Israel (Dori Media), Lithuania (LNK), Angola (Zap) and Bulgaria (BTV).

Staying in Asia, Heart Of The City was nominated for two awards at this year's Seoul International Drama Awards, alongside nominations for another Eccho Rights represented Ay Yapim series, Brave And Beautiful.
17 August 2017

Ay Yapim score four nominations for Seoul Drama Awards

Ay Yapim dramas represented by Eccho Rights have received four nominations for the 12th Seoul International Drama Awards. Brave And Beautiful and Heart Of The City have both been nominated for multiple awards, with the winners to be unveiled in September.

This latest news tops off a great week for both series. On Monday, Eccho Rights announced the 25th international sale for Brave And Beautiful while the series premiered on two separate channels - Canal Uno in Colombia and Wapa in Puerto Rico. And today we proudly announced news of further sales for Heart Of The City, including to RTM in Malaysia, where the series will become the first Turkish Drama ever to broadcast on free-to-air television in the country.
15 August 2017

Brave And Beautiful leads the way for Canal Uno

The latest round of sales deals for Brave And Beautiful includes news that the series will be the prime time drama highlight for the brand new Canal Uno, launching this week in Colombia.

And on Tuesday the series will air for the first time on Wapa TV in Puerto Rico, making 3 debuts in a week following last week's premiere in Mexico on Imagen Televisión.

We can also reveal sales in Paraguay where Brave And Beautiful will be on Telefuturo later this year, and in Bulgaria where bTV become the latest channel in Europe to pick up this amazing Ay Yapim production!
9 August 2017

Elif wins 4 million new fans in Argentina

Elif premiered in Argentina this month, with broadcaster Telefe reporting a massive 10.7% rating for the 3.30pm broadcast - over 4 million people!

Meanwhile Telefuturo in Paraguay, where the daily series has been running since July, has reported average ratings over 17% making Elif by far the top rated series in the access prime slot.

In Turkey the fourth season is in pre-production with Elif set to return to Kanal 7 on September 18th. With an estimated 250+ episodes in the latest season from producers Green Yapim, the series will have amassed over 900 episodes by Spring 2018.
8 August 2017

Ay Yapim dramas coming to Mexico!

Imagen Televisión in Mexico premiered Brave And Beautiful this month, having concluded a deal with Eccho Rights for the star studded Ay Yapim drama. Later this year they will also air Insider, another huge hit for Ay Yapim.

Brave And Beautiful has been the subject of a number of highly competitive bidding wars in the international market, with the huge worldwide following of its lead actors Kivanc Tatlitug and Tuba Büyüküstün acting as a catalyst. In Mexico the series is titled Cezür.

Meanwhile Insider has piqued international buyers’ interests with phenomenal performance in Turkey, where the show was an unprecedented success for channel Show TV and obtained record breaking viewing figures online.