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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.
14 February 2017

Six new deals for Insider!

Insider (Icerde) from Ay Yapim, the success of the season on Show TV in Turkey has now been picked up by an additional six countries. Channels in Greece, India, Romania, Iran, Iraq and Albania have all inked deals for the ratings smash hit.

"Insider is an amazing production, once again a No 1 series from Ay Yapim. The series is equally attractive to both female and male audiences, a signature for top Turkish dramas," says Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing Director of Eccho Rights.

Insider started its run in Turkey in September, and has been by far the top performing new show for the Fall/Winter season. With a stable 30% share every week in the commercial demo, the series scores nearly 4 times the average share for Show TV in this demo and time slot. The series airs on Monday night among fierce competition from two returning dramas, Orphan Flowers (Kirgin Cicekler) on ATV, and Broken Pieces (Paramparca) on Star TV, as well as the hugely popular Turkish version of Survivor, which returned to TV8 in January. However Insider remains number one in all categories, as well as scoring record-breaking viewing figures on Youtube where the first episode has now been watched over 10 million times.
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.

Co-founder of Walter Presents and curator Walter Iuzzolino says, “Flight HS13 had me on the edge of my seat throughout. 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.”
19 September 2016

Eccho Rights signs up exclusive deal with Turkey’s leading producer Ay Yapim

Eccho Rights and Ay Yapim have agreed a landmark deal for 5 brand new series featuring the hottest talents from the Turkish drama world. Insider (Icerde) is the much hyped new series starring Çagatay Ulusoy in the leading role, which started in September on Show TV. The first episodes have shown enormous success with unprecedented ratings both linear and online. The major new show Brave and Beautiful will debut on Star TV later in the fall, starring megastars Kivanç Tatlitug and Tuba Büyüküstün in the lead roles. Wings Of Love (Bana Sevmeyi Anlat) is already on air on Fox Turkey and has garnered brilliant ratings, Eccho has the distribution rights for MENA and digitally worldwide. 

Two further series will be coming later this winter, while also included in the deal are 3 feature films, and 2 drama series from earlier seasons.
23 August 2016

The End to be remade in Spain

Turkish Series The End (Son) from Ay Yapim is going to be adapted for Telecinco in Spain. Globomedia will produce the Spanish version which will have the title El Accidente and is set to go on air during the first quarter of 2017.

This is the third time this year that a major European broadcaster has ordered a local version of the show. The first to go on air will be in the Netherlands. Vlucht HS13 (Flight HS13) is set to premiere the 4th of September on KRO-NCRV, produced by Column Film. Another adaptation of the Turkish script is in production for Channel 1 in Russia, produced by Russian World Studios.

The End is a powerful thriller that tells the story of a woman investigating her husband's death in a plane crash, only to discover that he never actually boarded the flight.
10 May 2016

First remake for Fatmagul

Fatmagul could be called the most successful Turkish drama ever, with the Ay Yapim original rating well with critics and audiences around the world. Now the series is set for its first remake thanks to a deal with Bantry Bay that will see the prodco develop an adaption for German speaking Europe.

Read more about Fatmagul here.