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19 January 2017

Zee signs up Snowdrop

Zee in India have signed a deal to launch the Ukrainian series Snowdrop in India. The 100 episode series is based on the format Ice Adonis from the Korean producers CJ E&M. Snowdrop follows the story of two step-sisters, caught in a feud over the family business and a shared love of the same man.

Eccho Rights is working very actively in the Indian market at the moment. Multiple Turkish readymades have recently been licensed, and a local version of the Ay Yapim script Fatmagul is in development. This title will be launched worldwide by Eccho Rights at MipTV later on this spring.
12 January 2017

Crack Them Up coming to Finland

Hit comedy format Crack Them Up is on its way to Finland. Yellow Film & TV (the team behind Nurses and Comedy Combat) have licensed the series and will be delivering 10 episodes for Nelonen to air this March. The original format, from Studio Kvartal 95, is one of Ukraine's favourite entertainment shows, with its 12th season running from September 2016. Hosted by Ukraine’s top comic talent Vladimir Zelensky (Servant Of The People) the series sees amateur stand ups perform for a panel of tough professionals; if they get a laugh out of them they win a cash prize.

Meanwhile, following the huge success of the first two seasons, broadcaster HTV7 has confirmed a third run of the Vietnamese version of the show from producers Dien Quan.
20 September 2016

Servant of the People coming to America

At Kiev Media Week it was revealed by the press that a deal is in place between Eccho Rights and Fox Television Studios to remake hit Ukrainian comedy format Servant Of The People in the USA.

The script from Studio Kvartal 95, tells the story of a disgruntled school teacher who unwittingly becomes elected president.

Already a huge hit in Ukraine, the original series is set for a second season and feature film and will soon be available to view worldwide on Netflix.
10 August 2016

Servant of the People nominated for Seoul Award

Our hilarious sitcom Servant Of The People has been nominated in the brand new comedy category at the Seoul International Drama Awards. From Ukrainian producers Studio Kvartal 95 (the team behind hit comedy format Crack Them Up), the unlikely story of a primary school teacher who unsuspectingly becomes voted president of the country has proved a huge hit in Eastern Europe.

With the current political situation around the world, and a society increasingly influenced by Youtube and social media, the series has really struck a chord with a number of international clients showing strong interest since we acquired the rights earlier this year.

Seoul International Drama Awards winners will be announced September 8th.