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8 September 2016

Comedy Combat in action around the world

The number one entertainment show in Finland has been picked up in several new territories around the world. Comedy Combat is a hilarious ratings-winning format from producers Yellow Film & TV. After scoring an average 60% share in its home territory for 5 straight years, a localised version was a hit on Kanal 2 in Estonia, and quickly signed up for a second season. Now Eccho Rights have sold the format to producers in China and Vietnam, with further options in Bulgaria and Sweden.

The show, which features the best acting and comic talents in the country, is a mix of improv and scripted comedy with a revolving cast of characters, both new and old each week, competing for laughs and a place in the audience’s affections. Performed and broadcast live, the winners are determined by a public phone vote.
20 August 2016

Nurses getting more treatments

Nurses, the medical drama from Finnish Yellow Film & TV, has been optioned in three new territories. A great success for three seasons on YLE in Finland, Eccho Rights has now sold the series in to Belgium, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic. A format option has also recently been renewed by DLT in the UK.

In Sweden, TV4 will be premiering a local remake (Syrror) later in the autumn, with the Swedish version already sold to public broadcasters in Norway and Denmark.
3 March 2016

Sweden orders Nurses for local version

Sweden’s leading commercial broadcaster TV4 has ordered a local adaptation of hit Finnish drama Nurses from Bob Film. TV4 has commissioned two seasons of ten episodes, which will be called Syrror (Sisters). The first series will be broadcast later this year.

“Finally - TV4’s first medical drama! This is a story about all the big and difficult questions: life, death, love and pain. It’s a world that we sincerely hope will move our audience to both tears and laughter, and that Syrror will be nearly addictive to its viewers”, says Josefine Tengblad, head of drama at TV4 and C More.

Eccho Rights represents the Swedish version of the show and has already presold it to TV2 in Norway and DR in Denmark.

Last year, the distributor sold the rights for a UK remake to DLT and licenced the first two Finnish seasons to ProsiebenSat1, making Nurses the first Nordic series ever to air on a commercial broadcaster in Germany.
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