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3 April 2014

First round of licences for the new drama series Kurt Seyit and

Ahead of MIPTV Eccho Rights announces the first licences on Kurt Seyit and Sura, the new lavish drama from Ay Yapim in Istanbul. A total of four clients have acquired the rights to the show, just a few weeks after launch.


Intra Communications in Georgia, FARSI1 in Iran, TOLO TV in Afghanistan and URDU1 in Pakistan have obtained the rights to Kurt Seyit and Sura and a large number of additional licenses are expected the coming month.


In the Middle East, MBC will launch Kurt Seyit and Sura this week, only a few weeks after the show premiered in its native Turkey.


Fredrik af Malmborg, managing director at Eccho Rights, said, "Kurt Seyit and Sura is a fantastic new drama series with the very best actors and a top production team from Turkey. With a historical drama plot that plays out across Russia, Ukraine and Turkey, it is a true international drama that will work well in any country in the world."


Kurt Seyit & Sura is an true love story based on a bestselling novel. The show signals a new level of ambition and brilliance from the Turkish drama powerhouse Ay Yapim. Starring Kivanc Tatlitug and Farah Zeynep Abdullah, the series tells the story of the dashing, womanizing Lieutenant Kurt Seyit - the first son of a rich Crimean landowner of Turkish origin - who falls in love with Sura, the beautiful daughter of a noble Russian family. But Seyit's father has always insisted that his heir should marry a Turkish woman so their love faces many obstacles.

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