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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.
26 October 2017

LIFE OF SECRETS ADDED TO ECCHO RIGHTS CATALOGUE

Eccho Rights and Most Production confirmed a deal during last week’s Mipcom for the international distribution of brand new series Life of Secrets (Hayat Sırları).

The series stars Hazar Ergüçlü (Kuzey Guney, Medcezir) alongside Ekin Koç (Magnificent Century) and premieres next week on Star TV in Turkey.

The story follows a seemingly happy and humble family. Mustafa Kuzgun runs a restaurant with his wife in a quiet neighbourhood. Their three children all have respectable careers that their parents are very proud of. And yet underneath the surface, each member of the family hides a secret. As their lies start to unfold, the stability at the core of the family is undermined to breaking point…
11 October 2017

Eccho Rights repping Trotsky worldwide

Trotsky, the new 8-part series from Russian Sreda Production Company will be launched this Mipcom, with Eccho Rights distributing the title worldwide.

A big budget historical epic produced for Channel One in Russia to mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, Trotsky will have its world premiere at Mipcom with a gala screening in the Grand Auditorium at Palais des Festivals in Cannes on Tuesday 17th October.

The series charts the rise of Trotsky and his integral role in the October Revolution of 1917, through to his exile in Mexico. The story is told from his own perspective in the form of a confessional testament that he hopes will be his last chance to exact revenge on Stalin who so cruelly betrayed him.

“Trotsky is an epic production that we are very proud to be representing,” says Nicola Söderlund, Managing Partner of Eccho Rights. “Trotsky’s story is fascinating and with so much attention on the centenary of the Russian Revolution this year, we have already seen huge interest in the series.”
27 September 2017

Phi to be the first Turkish Drama in Korea!

Phi will become the first Turkish drama series to air on Korean television, on GTV this November.

The channel, which focuses on a female audience with a line up of lifestyle, cookery and fashion programming, will use Phi to introduce the Turkish Drama phenomenon to the Korean market.

Mint Media Group, who facilitated the deal alongside international distributor Eccho Rights, will dub the series in to Korean using A-list voice actors. CEO of Mint Media, Lee Hak Rae: “The Korean audience is not familiar with Turkish series yet, so the dubbed version will be a perfect opportunity to introduce this new genre in to Korea."

GTV will also bring a specially created 4K version of the series to their ultra hi-def service UHD Dream TV.
26 September 2017

Cennet joins the Eccho Rights line-up

Eccho Rights is bringing a brand new series from top Turkish producers Sürec Film to Cannes; Cennet.

Airing this season on ATV, Cennet (Cennet'in Gözyaşları) stars Alma Ada and Berk Atan in the leading roles. Cennet (Ada) is an ambitious young woman from a tough background. When the woman she longs to work for turns out to be the mother that abandoned her as a baby, her motivation switches, having always sought the maternal love she has missed since birth. Yet her appearance rings alarm bells for her mother who suspects foul play, and tries everything to get rid of Cennet from her life once more.

“This is a really exciting project for us,” says Handan Özkubat, Head of Eccho Rights’ Istanbul Office. “It is a great story and Sürec Film has a proud history of high quality productions that have been received well by both Turkish and international audiences.”
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