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4 June 2024

The Inheritance licensed to BritBox US and Canada

Eccho Rights has licensed The Inheritance to BritBox in the US and Canada, among a string of deals for the family thriller.

A co-production from Night Train Media, Lonesome Pine Productions and Peer Pressure, for Channel 5 in the UK, The Inheritance became the broadcaster’s number one rated series throughout 2023. The title has now been licensed to BritBox in the US & Canada, RTE in Ireland, NPO in the Netherlands, and Pickbox in Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Bulgaria.

“The Inheritance has a winning formula; blending high stakes thriller, whodunnit crime and relatable, emotional family drama, all played by an amazing cast – that mix makes a perfect title for the international market,” says Lucy Roberts, Director of Sales at Eccho Rights.
23 May 2024

Granite Harbour sold to new territories

Eccho Rights has closed a number of deals for the fish-out-of-water, crime drama Granite Harbour which recently aired its second season on BBC Scotland, BBC One and iPlayer.

BBC Studios have licensed Granite Harbour for BBC First in the Netherlands, Belgium and Poland, while TV2 Denmark and TV2 Hungary have both picked up the Aberdeen-set crime caper. BritBox International in the US and Canada, and Acorn TV in Australia and New Zealand, have previously acquired the series with their deals extending to both seasons.

Season two of Granite Harbour scored impressive ratings for BBC Scotland, with the premiere increasing on the broadcaster’s average share by more than 175%.

“We are delighted to see international appetite for Granite Harbour continues to grow. The series represents what global audiences love about British drama; a thrilling crime story underpinned by a strong sense of humour and warmth,” says Lucy Roberts, Director of Sales, Nordics and English speaking world.
16 April 2024

Kanal 7 renews Winds of Love

Winds of Love has been renewed to return later in 2024.

The first season premiered in January 2024 and has continued a string of recent successes for commissioner Kanal 7, whose latest title Behind the Veil, was launched during the recent MIPTV market in Cannes. The broadcaster also renewed another daily drama hit, Redemption, just two weeks ago.

“We first brought Winds of Love to the international market at Content Americas in January, and saw a warm reception for the series. Since then the title has gone from strength to strength in Turkey, as well as garnering a lot of international interest so we are delighted to see Kanal 7 committing to a renewal so early,” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights.
9 April 2024

Greece’s Open TV launch My Sweet Lie remake

Open TV in Greece has launched “Like a Lie” (Σαν ψέμα), a brand new romantic comedy drama based on the Turkish format “My Sweet Lie”. The series which is airing in the early evening prime access slot, opened strongly, becoming the second-most watched program on Open TV on Monday.

Produced in 2019 by O3 Medya for Star TV, My Sweet Lie was an immediate hit and became the top performing drama series of the summer in Turkey that year.

Open TV is the second international broadcaster to commission a remake following the successful Slovakian adaptation for Markiza, "Mom for Rent” (Mama na prenájom), a second season of which is currently airing. The Slovak version was named among CeeTV’s CEE Breakout Hits of the Year in 2023.

“This is a unique and brilliant format, with a warm family story at its heart that lends itself perfectly to local adaptation. The original was a huge phenomenon and the Slovakian version has been a returning favourite for the past 18 months, so we can’t wait to see what the future holds for this latest version from our friends in Greece,” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights.

"Like a Lie" stars Nikos Polyderopoulos (The Tattoo) as Peter, a single father who after being abandoned by his wife, maintains a lie to his daughter that her mother is away traveling, but will one day return. When Zoe, played by Katerina Geronikolou (And Yet I'm Still Here), makes an unexpected entrance into their lives, little Alice thinks that she must be her mother - and Peter doesn’t have the heart to tell her the truth, opening the door to a whole new world of lies…
5 April 2024

Behind the Veil joins Eccho line up

Eccho Rights have acquired distribution rights for Behind the Veil, a brand new Turkish Drama series from Kanal 7 and Film Yapim Merkezi (FYM).

The series, which is currently airing twice a week in Turkey, represents the latest collaboration between Eccho and Kanal 7, after a string of hit titles have put the Turkish broadcaster on the international map. Elif, The Promise, Legacy and more recent titles such as Redemption and Winds of Love, have all scored tremendous ratings at home, and gone on to secure licenses all around the world.

Behind the Veil is the story of Hançer, a young woman who has faced a life of challenges but always met them face on. When her only family member - older brother Cemil - falls ill, she will do anyting to get him the treatment he needs. She enters into a marriage of convenience with a wealthy bachelor who has his own demanding family to satisfy, but neither of them could expect that their relationship would turn into something far more than just convenient…
4 April 2024

Show TV renews I Am Mother

Turkish drama hit I Am Mother has been renewed for a second season by broadcaster Show TV.

The O3 Medya-produced series, which debuted in November 2023, has been a widely lauded success in Turkey, scoring top ratings particularly in the key AB demographic where it regularly tops the charts each Tuesday in a fiercely competitive prime time slot.

“We are delighted and proud to represent such a vital series. The central themes of motherhood, and a woman fighting to be heard within her own family, are relatable for many millions of women and I Am Mother has been so well received both in Turkey and around the world. We can’t wait to see how this important story continues to develop into season two,” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at international distributor Eccho Rights.
2 April 2024

Redemption renewed for S3

Turkish daily drama series Redemption has been renewed for a third season by Kanal 7.

The series, produced by Karamel Yapim, has risen to become the top rated show for the broadcaster having debuted in November 2022, and has regularly outscored premium weekly fare from Turkey’s major linear channels.

“Redemption is a classic example of a series that succeeds because of great storytelling, and even though it has a more modest budget than some, the production is high quality, the perfomances from the cast are compelling and each episode is unmissable!” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at international distributor Eccho Rights.
28 March 2024

Amazon Brings Turkish Drama to India

Eccho Rights has entered a strategic partnership with Amazon miniTV, a leading AVOD streaming service in India, to bring a curated selection of acclaimed Turkish dramas to the vibrant streaming landscape in the country. Amongst the varied and diverse projects secured for this deal are Hear Me, Dreaming of You and Love Puzzle.

Melis Hamamcıoğlu, Director of Digital Media Acquisition & Content Sales at Eccho Rights, expressed enthusiasm for this collaboration, stating: “We are thrilled to bring these high-quality Turkish dramas to Amazon miniTV in India and are particularly happy to play a role in enhancing the diversification of the streaming options in the region, offering viewers in India a rich tapestry of entertainment choices with our authentic and compelling narratives.”