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19 January 2017

Zee signs multi-series deal

Zee in India have signed a deal to bring four series from Eccho Rights to India. The deal includes three as-yet-unnamed Turkish titles, and Ukrainian hit Snowdrop (Bessmertnik) from Front Cinema Production, who created the series for TRK, where it was a top rating show during 2015.

Based on the original format Ice Adonis, from Korean producers CJ E&M Snowdrop follows the story of two step-sisters, caught in a feud over the family business and a shared love of the same man.

The Turkish titles in the deal remain under wraps but Indian viewers can expect series from producers Endemol Shine Turkey and Ay Yapim, whose earlier titles Fatmagul and Kuzey Guney have already enjoyed huge success on the Zindagi platform.
18 January 2017

Flight HS13 arrives in the UK

Walter Presents, the acclaimed foreign language drama service, have agreed a deal to take Flight HS13 to the UK. Channel 4’s online digital channel for international drama will be streaming the series from Dutch producer Column Film, later this year.

The series, based on an original script from Turkish producers Ay Yapim, was a big hit with audiences in the Netherlands late last year, scoring great ratings and more than doubling the channel NPO3’s average share over its 10-episode run. The show stars top Dutch actors Katja Schuurman, Daniël Boissevain and Jeroen Spitzenberger.

Co-founder of Walter Presents and curator Walter Iuzzolino says, “Flight HS13 had me on the edge of my seat throughout. A gripping, contemporary thriller, this combines the sensibility of both the ‘Affair’ and ‘Homeland’ in a compelling series that will keep you guessing to the end. We are delighted to be doing our first deal with Eccho Rights and Column Film and given the premium quality of this series, we hope it will be the first of many.”
12 January 2017

Crack Them Up coming to Finland

Hit comedy format Crack Them Up is on its way to Finland. Yellow Film & TV (the team behind Nurses and Comedy Combat) have licensed the series and will be delivering 10 episodes for Nelonen to air this March. The original format, from Studio Kvartal 95, is one of Ukraine's favourite entertainment shows, with its 12th season running from September 2016. Hosted by Ukraine’s top comic talent Vladimir Zelensky (Servant Of The People) the series sees amateur stand ups perform for a panel of tough professionals; if they get a laugh out of them they win a cash prize.

In Finland the series will be hosted by Elina Kottonen, who just completed hosting the latest season of Got Talent. The judges for the show are amongst the most experienced and famous comedians in Finland, both Krisse Salminen and Riku Nieminen are said to be really excited to see what the Finnish people have to offer!
5 January 2017

Strong start for Heart Of The City

Turkish producer Ay Yapim scored their latest successful launch last night, as the new drama Heart Of The City (Bu Şehir Arkandan Gelecek) premiered on ATV. The series went straight to No1 in the target AB demographic with a 15,29% share and 6,59% rating. The series received tremendous attention on social media with the hashtag #BuŞehir among the top trending topics of the night amongst Turkish twitter users. This follows huge success for Insider (Show TV) and Brave And Beautiful (Star TV) already this winter.

"The three new Ay Yapim series are all amazing productions that are performing incredibly well in Turkey and attracting very strong attention in the world market," says Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing Director at Eccho Rights who represent the international rights of the three series.
16 December 2016

Natpe Panel - Turkish Drama in Latin America: How Great Television Crosses Boundaries

Eccho Rights' next major market is Natpe Miami, 17-19th January 2017. As one of the main sponsors of the event, we are co-producing the Global Track and organizing a panel session - Turkish Drama in Latin America: How Great Television Crosses Boundaries. We are happy to welcome panelists Yamac Okur (Ay Yapim), Juan Vicente (Mega), Milagros Tuccio (Latina TV) and Fredrik af Malmborg (Eccho Rights). The session will be moderated by the brilliant Fabricio Ferrara from Prensario magazine. Please join us on Thursday 19th of January at Ocean Tower Salon 1 B/C at The Eden Roc.

Also, if you are not set for a meeting with Eccho Rights at Natpe, please email
15 December 2016

Elif gets picked up in two new territories!

Elif has now been sold to its 16th territory worldwide. Currently in its 3rd season on Kanal 7, the drama series has captivated both Turkish and global audiences that continue to grow.

In Bangladesh the series will air on Deepto TV in the new year, while in Georgia, Imedi has picked up the show. This follows a strong start in Chile where TVN recently became the latest channel to broadcast the series dubbed in Spanish, following Colombia, Peru and Costa Rica.

Last week at ATF in Singapore, Elif was a great talking point with many buyers from all over Asia interested in the show following its great success in Indonesia and the recent sales in Sri Lanka and now Bangladesh. Karin and Nixon welcomed to our stand star of the show Cemre Melis Cinar (pictured 2nd left) alongside Inci Gulen (far left) from producers Green Yapim.
12 December 2016

First look at Ay Yapim’s latest series Heart Of The City!

Ay Yapim has released the first details of Heart Of The City (Bu Sehir Arkandan Gelecek). The title is the latest in a multi-series deal with Eccho Rights.

Starring Kerem Bursin in the lead role, with Leyla Lydia Tugutlu and Gürkan Uygun, the series premieres on ATV later this winter, and you can view the first teaser trailer here:

The story follows Ali, a young man brought up on a cargo ship at sea, who unexpectedly finds himself reunited with the city that he was born in. Though he fears and resents his past, he finds that his ties to the city are too strong to resist.
7 December 2016

Ay Yapim package continues to spread worldwide!

Eccho Rights has agreed an output deal with Imedi in Georgia for a package of new drama series from Turkish producer Ay Yapim.

The deal includes two huge hits from this fall; Insider and Brave And Beautiful (pictured), as well as the new series Heart of the City with Kerem Bursin in the lead which will premiere later this Winter. FiCiPi, a series based on the million-selling novels of the same name will join the slate early next year, and also included are three feature films from Ay Yapim - Delibal, My Grandfather’s People and A Small September Affair.

Eccho Rights previously announced a deal for the four brand new series with Mega in Chile during Mipcom, while intense negotiations are underway in some further 30 territories around the world so expect to see more deals announced soon!