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6 September 2018

Ezel remake coming in Romania

Classic Turkish drama Ezel is getting a remake in Romania.

Already in production this summer, Vlad will be a new take on the well-known series, with an initial run of 13 episodes set to broadcast in 2019 on ProTV.

Originally produced by Ay Yapim, Ezel is considered one of the foremost Turkish drama series that has contributed to the growth of the country's scripted series around the world.

The story of a young man on a mission for revenge after a betrayal by his friends and fiancé, Ezel has previously been remade in Mexico, Russia and Armenia.

Vlad will star Romanian talents including Olympia Melinte, Diana Sar and Adrian Nartea in the eponymous lead role.
24 August 2018

Elif season 5 coming very soon!

Elif season 5 started shooting last month in Istanbul, marking the return of one of the most popular Turkish Drama series of recent times.

Eccho Rights has made deals for Elif in more than 40 countries worldwide, and the series been a huge success wherever it has aired. Its emotional and addictive storylines have proved a great hit with audiences from across Eastern Europe, to Latin America and South East Asia. Elif recently became the longest running Turkish Drama of all time in Chile, a country where Turkish series are consistently among the most popular with viewers.

Look out for more news on the return of Elif, coming soon!
6 July 2018

Trotsky coming to Mexico and Denmark

Charting the rise of the Bolshevik revolutionary from his early days as an imprisoned political dissident, through to his assassination at the hands of rival Stalin, Trotsky sparked wide interest in the international market with a spectacular launch at MIPCOM 2017.
 
Now Canal 22 in Mexico, and Denmark's state broadcaster DR have picked up the series, which was originally made for Russia’s Channel One by Sreda Production Company.
 
“Russia has been in the spotlight lately, with the centenary of the October Revolution late last year, and the football world cup taking place this summer,” says Nicola Söderlund, Managing Partner of Eccho Rights. “This high budget, premium costume drama is a great acquisition for buyers looking to seize on this interest in Russia’s rich history.”
2 July 2018

Eccho Rights seals package deal with Indian Times Internet

Times Internet in India have licensed a trio of Turkish Drama series from Eccho Rights to add to the launch line up for an upcoming OTT platform.

The package consists of Cennet and New Bride, both produced by Sürec Film, and is rounded out by Brave and Beautiful, the global sales smash from Ay Yapim.

Nixon Yau Lim, Head of Asia Pacific at Eccho Rights: “There is a great thirst for Turkish content in India. In the past years we have had a number of Turkish script remakes in India but broadcasters are increasingly open to the opportunity to buy an off the shelf product that has already succeeded around the world.”
18 June 2018

El Accidente sells across LATAM

Eccho Rights and DIRECTV have completed a deal to bring El Accidente to DIRECTV’s pay TV susbcription service and digital platforms all across Latin America. The hit series from Globomedia in Spain is set to air on DIRECTV’s “OnDIRECTV” channel later this year.

“With our channel’s history of acquiring the most acclaimed series from Spain, El Accidente just had to be on our channel. It was both a big hit in Spain and it created so much positive industry buzz,” says Willard Tressel, General Manager at OnDIRECTV. “We are thrilled to be bringing it to our viewers all across the LATAM region.”

El Accidente’s premiere on Telecinco in November 2017 was the most successful new drama launch for the Mediaset Espana network for over two years, and including VOD and catch-up viewing, the series was the most watched drama of the whole season.
8 June 2018

Stiletto Vendetta will return in September!

After a highly successful run, Stiletto Vendetta will return in September for season two. Following the dramatic conclusion of the first season that saw the identity of the series’ murder victim finally revealed, a number of questions remain to be answered this Autumn, when the second season will play out on Star TV. You can see a teaser for the second season here: http://ecchorights.com/series/stiletto-vendetta#trailerTab10

“A second season is a real mark of quality for a Turkish Drama. In an extremely competitive market for top TV, channels only bet on a limited number of the very best products for renewals. But Stiletto Vendetta has passed that test!” says Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing Director at the series’ distributor Eccho Rights.

Star TV ranks as Turkey’s number one channel in the key AB commercial demographic, and over the course of it’s run, Stiletto Vendetta has been the broadcaster’s best performing series in terms of rating in the same demo.
25 May 2018

Stiletto Vendetta continues its European journey

Stiletto Vendetta has sold to a further three European territories this spring. In the Baltics the series has been picked up by LNK in Lithuania and Kanal 2 in Estonia, while a further licence has been agreed with Antenna in Slovenia. On the international market the Ay Yapim-produced series has already been sold to channels in Israel, Romania and Greece. In Turkey the series continues its successful run as Star TV's number one rating drama in the AB demo for the current season.

Stiletto Vendetta follows the lives of four beautiful, successful women - best friends from school, but beneath the surface long term rivalries and resentments bubble. When a murder sends shockwaves through their wealthy community, the criminal investigation unveils a world of betrayal, back-stabbing and secret affairs that have driven these well-to-do women apart - and over the edge.
28 March 2018

Brave and Beautiful breaks new ground in the Far East

Already sold to over 60 territories around the world, NTV7 (Malaysia), HTV7 (Vietnam) and ABS CBN (Philippines) become the latest channels to pick up what is fast becoming one of Eccho Rights' top selling Turkish Dramas of all time. 

Brave and Beautiful also recently debuted on Mega in Chile, and has been scoring an average 25% share, with double the number of viewers of its closest rival in the afternoon slot.

“Brave and Beautiful has fulfilled every expectation we had from a powerful producer like Ay Yapim, and the amazing acting talent they assembled,” says Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing Director of International distributor Eccho Rights. “As well as our traditionally successful Turkish Drama markets like LATAM and MENA, this series has also opened doors to a number of newer regions for us.”

On the Asian sales Nixon Yau Lim, Head of Asia Pacific at Eccho Rights says: “The Philippines is the latest country betting on Turkish Drama after seeing a growing interest across the region, in Vietnam and Malaysia particularly. This has even worked its way up to China where we have just completed our first deal for a Turkish feature film, as new channels are eager to test out this hugely successful genre.” Delibal, a 2015 romantic feature length movie also from Ay Yapim, has been picked up by BlueMedia Times for broadcast in China.
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