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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 Şehir 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 (Kış Güneşi) produced by Endemol Shine Turkey for Show TV.
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…
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.”
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.
17 June 2017

New Bride finishes with top ratings!

New Bride, the comedy-drama from Surec Film, has finished its first season in Turkey as the number one drama series on Saturday nights. In a slot traditionally dominated by entertainment series, New Bride scored over 16% average share, and regularly topped the ratings charts in a weekly battle with Survivor, a long-running favourite in Turkey.

This represents another hit series for Show TV, who have traditionally averaged around 8% share in prime time.

Following this success, the series has been renewed for a second season which will be in production later this year, to air in the Autumn/Winter season 2017/18.
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