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16 February 2018


New Bride, the chart-topping comedy-drama from Turkey has found success in Kazakhstan, while becoming the latest Turkish series to enter the Malaysian market where it will air on NTV 7. Bosnian OBN have also picked up the series for their daily access prime-time slot.

TV 7 in Kazakhstan added New Bride to its line up in October, and has reported a doubling of its average share during its daily prime time broadcast. This has contributed to an overall upward trend in the channel’s performance, which has reported a 36% increase in its total share in the market place this Winter.

“New Bride has been one of the most successful series in Turkey this past year, regularly topping the ratings charts in a fiercely competitive Saturday prime time,” says Handan Özkubat, Head of Eccho Rights’ Istanbul office. “The success in Kazakhstan demonstrates its great appeal as a fun, yet romantic show that appeals to the whole family.”
9 February 2018

TELEFE adds two Ay Yapim series to its slate

Argentina’s Telefe has become the latest channel to sign up a multi-series deal with Eccho Rights, bringing more Turkish Drama series to the region.

The broadcaster has picked up both Brave and Beautiful and Insider from producer Ay Yapim, two of the biggest series to have come from Turkey in the past year.

“As the leading network in Argentina, we need the best content. With these two series from one of the world’s top producers we are once again providing the best in international television for our viewers,” says Mercedes Feu, Manager - Telefe Acquisitions.

“These two series are a perfect example of what makes Turkish Drama so successful. On the one hand, with Brave and Beautiful you have a cast with a huge international following, a powerful family story and a great romance. And with Insider’s success we see that though the themes are somewhat darker, with more crime and action, the storytelling is still at an emotional level that locks in viewers and generates real loyalty amongst audiences,” adds Laura Minarro, Acting Head of Sales for LATAM at Eccho Rights.
7 February 2018


Following last month’s NATPE in Miami, Eccho Rights can confirm new sales of daily drama sensation Elif amounting to over 1200 hours.

Channels across Latin American have enjoyed huge success with the series from producers Green Yapim, which first aired in the region on Caracol in Colombia in summer 2016, scoring an average share of over 25% ever since. More significant numbers have come from Telefe in Argentina where Elif has been winning its slot each day with an average share well over 40% since launching in August 2017.

Wapa America have now signed up the series for Hispanic US, while broadcasters in Puerto Rico (Telemundo), Paraguay (Telefuturo), Peru (Latina), Chile (TVN), as well as Caracol and Telefe have been busily renewing for additional seasons, buoyed by these success stories.

“Elif continues to top ratings charts around the world, and now in its fourth season in Turkey, shows no signs of slowing down,” says Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing Director at Eccho Rights

“The results speak for themselves and buyers are queuing up each time we meet to get more of the same!” adds Laura Minarro, acting Head of Sales for LATAM.
1 February 2018

Eccho Rights starts Secret Affair

Eccho Rights have agreed a deal with JTBC in Korea, to represent the format rights for Secret Affair, the award winning drama series. The original series, which aired in 2014, won several prizes in Korea, including the Baeksang Arts Award for Best Screenplay.

Secret Affair tells the story of a forbidden love between a well-to-do, successful woman in her forties, and a much younger man. Though he has none of her class and sophistication, his prodigious musical talent is enchanting and the two are unable to resist each other.

"We are very proud of this script and judging by Eccho Rights' track record in creating excellent remakes with independent producers, we are looking forward to see it continue to travel in new markets,” says Paul Chong, Director of Emerging Markets at JTBC.
20 December 2017

Presenting Stiletto Vendetta: another Ay Yapim hit!

We have extended our cooperation with Ay Yapim, announcing today that we will handle international sales for Stiletto Vendetta, the latest series from Turkish Drama’s biggest production house. This amazing new drama series follows three women, friends since childhood, who are unexpectedly reunited with a fourth - the victim of a cruel teenage prank that left her ashamed, devastated and forced to flee the girls she thought were her friends. As the group get to know each other once again, old scores need to be settled, while new rivalries have fatal consequences…

The series (local title Ufak Tefek Cinayetler) has been earning increasingly strong ratings and reviews on Star TV in Turkey since its launch in October. In the all-important AB demographic the series has risen to the top spot with over 20% share in the face of very strong competition on Tuesday evening prime time.
8 December 2017

beIN picks up trio of Turkish Dramas for brand new channel

beIN has picked up three Turkish drama series to air daily as part of a new entertainment and lifestyle offering on the newly launched channel beIN Drama HD1.

For the brand new channel, Eccho Rights has licensed three series for the 6pm, 8pm and 10pm slots on a daily basis. The first is Heart of the City (Bu Sžehir Arkandan Gelecek) produced by Ay Yapim for ATV earlier this year. The second title having its first exclusive run in MENA on beIN is New Bride (Yeni Gelin) from Sürec Film. The series is currently in its second season on Show TV in Turkey and has topped the ratings in Saturday prime time each week since its return in September. The third series in the beIN package is Winter Sun (Kis GünesŸi) produced by Endemol Shine Turkey for Show TV.
4 December 2017

First raft of sales announced for Cennet!

Today we announced the first 6 international sales for the new Sürec Film series Cennet (Cennet’in Gözyaslari) with international interest in the series intensifying since its launch at Mipcom.

The Turkish Drama series that tells of a young woman’s struggle to reconnect with her biological mother after years of estrangement, has now been picked up in Bulgaria (BTV), Romania (Happy Channel), Lithuania and Latvia (SIA), Kosovo (Koha TV) and Georgia (Rustavi 2).

We have had amazing feedback on the series since its launch in Turkey in October, and will be concluding a number of further deals early in the New Year. Look out for Cennet as one of the most talked about titles at NATPE in January!
29 November 2017

El Accidente premiere tops Spanish ratings

El Accidente, the thrilling new drama from Globomedia, premiered to a huge audience on Mediaset’s Telecinco in Spain on Tuesday. The series' first episode was watched by over 3,2 million viewers, achieving a market share of 20,3% to top the prime time charts.

These numbers represent the best start for a new fiction launch on any of Mediaset Espana’s platforms in over 2 years. The series will consist of a total of 13 x 70 minute episodes in Spain, with an alternative 17 x 45 minute version available for the international market.

“We have been eagerly awaiting the launch of this amazing project. The buzz around the industry has been palpable, with everyone looking forward to the latest quality production from Globomedia. Now with such strong audience figures in Spain that anticipation has clearly been justified, and we are so proud to have this huge success as part of our catalogue,” says Laura Minarro, Director of Co-production and Scripted at Eccho Rights.
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