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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!
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.
4 July 2017

Insider enjoys Mega ratings success!

Insider has debuted with stunning results on Mega in Chile.

The series went on air of Tuesday last week, scoring 19,5% rating for the first episode, with audience share at over 30%.

Mega was the first channel to bring Turkish Drama to Latin America, and has enjoyed a string of ratings hits over the past few years, with various viewing records broken by series such as Ezel, Karadayi, Fatmagul and Medcezir.

“At Mega, we are so excited to have Insider on air. Our fans have waited a long time for this as they follow closely all the new series from Turkey. The audience numbers for the first episodes reflect this excitement,” says Juan Ignacio Vicente, Director of Content and International Business at Mega.
30 June 2017

70 million viewers for season one of Phi - so far!

The final episode of Phi reached 3 million viewers within 72 hours on Puhu TV, pushing total viewing numbers for the series to over 70 million by the end of June.

These numbers put Ay Yapim's groundbreaking series among the most watched Turkish series anywhere during this spring, despite being exclusive to Puhu's online platform and benefiting from no traditional linear broadcast.

The first original content produced for Puhu TV, Phi has also contributed to a surge in the channel's success. Since the launch of the series Puhu has scored a number of new landmarks, with use of the platform more than doubling following Phi's initial release, and since then more than 20% of Turkey's entire internet-connected population tuning in to the series.
29 May 2017

Insider continues to attract international buyers

Insider, the hit drama series from producers Ay Yapim, has been sold to a number of new broadcasters covering territories across the world.

MBC in the Middle East have acquired the series, while broadcasters across Eastern Europe, the Far East and Latin America have also picked up on what has been a huge fan favourite since launching on Show TV in Turkey in September 2016. In Europe, the ratings winning drama is going to LNK in Lithuania and Dori Media in Israel. Astro in Malaysia pick up the series as their next premium Turkish Drama highlight, while Imagen Televisión in Mexico complete the latest round of sales.

Insider has been the top series among Turkish viewers since its launch, scoring the highest ratings each week in an incredibly competitive Monday primetime slot, while breaking records for online viewers. The series opener has been watched more than any other episode of any Turkish Drama in history on Youtube, with over 11 million views to date.
10 April 2017

Amazing start for Phi

Phi, the brand new drama from Ay Yapim in Turkey, has recorded unprecedented viewing figures on Puhu TV, Dogus Media's new VOD service. The first original series created for Puhu TV, Phi has recorded an aggregated 7 million viewers for its first 3 episodes, which were released together on Friday 31st March. The platform, which launched earlier this winter, reported a 400% increase in app downloads in the week since Phi’s launch, with more than twice as many unique users on the service compared with the week before.

The series was launched with an International Premiere screening at last week's MipTV with leading cast members Serenay Sarikaya, Mehmet Günsür and Berrak Tüzünatac all in attendance.

Phi is a daring, psychological thriller following the celebrity psychiatrist Can Manay (Ozan Güven), whose world is turned upside down by the enchanting beauty of his new neighbour Duru (Sarikaya), who is in a seemingly perfect relationship with composer boyfriend Deniz (Günsür). But Manay’s attempts to manipulate those around him are threatened by the investigations of a journalist (Tüzünatac), determined to unearth secrets of his dark past.
22 February 2017

Heart Of The City coming to 3 new territories

Ay Yapim’s new series Heart Of The City is set to be broadcast in Romania, Iran and Iraq following the latest round of deals announced today by Eccho Rights.

The series, which debuted on ATV in January, is the latest from prolific Turkish producers Ay Yapim and writer Ece Yorenc, a partnership which has seen huge global success with Fatmagul, Forbidden Love (Ask-i Memnu), Kurt Seyit & Sura and Medcezir. Heart Of The City stars popular actors Kerem Bürsin (Seref Meselesi, Günesi Beklerken), Leyla Lydia Tugutlu (Karadayi) and Gürkan Uygun (Kacak).

The story of a young man raised at sea, Heart Of The City sees Ali (Bürsin) reunited with the city that he had tried to leave behind. Though he hates Istanbul and the painful memories that it holds for him, he finds himself drawn deep in to the city in pursuit of a beautiful girl. Ali soon finds far more to connect him to his hometown than he knew existed.