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1 April 2021

Eccho Rights establishes London office

We are thrilled to announce that we are opening a London office, with three high calibre senior execs leading our work in the UK.

Adam Barth will be Eccho’s new Director of Development and Co-productions, working with UK producers and broadcasters to broaden the Sweden-based distributor’s English language slate. Adam will be tasked with finding new projects, and creative talent for Eccho’s ever-growing development roster, both for local and international co-production in collaboration with the company’s other global offices in Stockholm, Madrid, Istanbul and Seoul. Adam joins from NENT Studios UK (formerly DRG) where he worked as Commercial Director.

Lucy Roberts will take on the role of Director of Sales in the Eccho Rights team, handling the Eccho catalogue in Western Europe. Lucy has been a Senior Sales Manager at NENT Studios UK for the past 2.5 years, having previously held roles at All3Media, Keshet International, BBC Studios as well as ITV Studios.

Alexandra Aldred also joins the Eccho Rights team in an Advisory role. Alexandra spent the last 8 years as the Vice President Sales EMEA at the US studio Miramax. Alexandra will work part time as an advisor, co-ordinating Eccho’s ongoing cooperation with Sony Pictures Television as well as the market leading offering of Korean series from mother company CJ ENM, Asia’s largest media company.

“The new London team will provide a very powerful contribution to our truly global company. While we pride ourselves on our work with developing markets and non-English language drama, these high-calibre hires are an important step in establishing Eccho Rights as the go-to partner even in more traditional drama markets in Western Europe and the UK,” says Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing Director of Eccho Rights.
9 March 2021

Brand new Turkish Drama, Chrysalis, coming soon

Eccho Rights will distribute brand new Turkish Drama series CHRYSALIS in the International market, with a range of launch activities scheduled for this Spring season. Produced by OGM Pictures, the series will premiere on Turkey’s Kanal D at the end of March 2021.

Starring award-winning actress Burcu Biricik, CHRYSALIS is the story of Nalan, a young woman full of hope, seeking happiness and love in a world that confronts her with difficulties at every turn. Despite these many obstacles, Nalan remains determined to blossom as she grows in her career, her romantic life, and into adulthood.

“This is a coming of age story that will feel very familiar to a lot of women around the world, but is particularly relatable given the timing of its release, as the world looks forward to emerging from the sense of captivity that so many of us have experienced during the pandemic,” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights.
12 February 2021

Eccho Rights sells Sisterhood to Atresmedia

We are thrilled to announce a deal with Atresmedia in Spain for the broadcast rights to premium Turkish Drama title Sisterhood.

This is the latest acquisition from Turkey for the Spanish media giant who have enjoyed great success with Turkish content on their themed, female-skewing channel Nova, and more recently in primetime on flagship channel Antena 3.

“Sisterhood is a high class series that has performed well in several territories and we are excited to see it become another top title here in Spain where Turkish Drama has had such a major impact in the past few years,” says Lisa Wegscheider, Sales and Acquisitions Executive at Eccho Rights Madrid Office.
11 February 2021

Eccho Rights sells Love Child to Nordic pubcasters

Eccho Rights have concluded deals with three Nordic public broadcasters for Australian drama series LOVE CHILD.

Part of a representation deal that Eccho sealed with Sony Pictures Television towards the end of 2020, LOVE CHILD is a moving drama, based on the real experiences of young, unmarried, pregnant women living in a boarding house in 1960s Sydney, who were forcefully separated from their children at birth.

A hit for four seasons on Australia’s Channel Nine, Eccho Rights has now secured deals for the series to air on Sweden’s SVT, NRK in Norway and YLE in Finland.
4 February 2021

Eccho Rights brings THE RED ROOM to Sweden

Eccho Rights has completed a deal with Swedish public broadcaster SVT for Turkish drama series THE RED ROOM.

Produced by OGM Pictures for TV8 in Turkey, THE RED ROOM has been the number one drama series each week in a highly competitive Friday evening primetime slot ever since its launch in September 2020.

A psychological drama that has gripped audiences in Turkey week after week, the series is played out in a therapist’s office, with stories told through the eyes of the visiting patients.

“Though the subject matter in THE RED ROOM sometimes asks difficult questions of the viewer, the series has really struck a chord at a time when people have more time than ever for introspection and looking after their mental health,” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights.

THE RED ROOM will debut on SVT2 later this Spring. The series is the latest to air in a Turkish Drama slot that has proved highly successful for SVT since it became the first Western European broadcaster to air a Turkish series, back in 2013.
14 January 2021

ECCHO RIGHTS TO LAUNCH 8 WORDS AT NATPE

We are very excited to announce that we have entered an agreement with leading Greek broadcaster Skai, to represent the hit drama series 8 WORDS on the international market. The series will launch as part of our line-up for next week's NATPE Virtual Miami.

Produced by Make It Productions, 8 WORDS has been a great hit on Skai TV since launching in the summer of 2019. Running daily, the series consistently ranked as the number one show in primetime during its first season and the second has continued this trend with a great reception during the current season.

8 WORDS (S1: 224 x 45 minutes; S2: ongoing) is the story of Odysseas, a free spirited, passionate artist, and his brother Michael, an ambitious and ruthless politician. The two are caught in a love triangle after Michael marries Iliana, the woman Odysseas is madly in love with. Yet family infighting is only a part of the spiralling web of secrets, lies and conspiracies that all started with eight words, uttered long ago…
17 December 2020

Legacy sells to international broadcasters

Eccho Rights has concluded deals across Eastern Europe and the Middle East for LEGACY, the latest Turkish Drama series from producers Karamel Yapim.



The series, which currently airs daily on Kanal 7 in Turkey, has just launched on OBN in Bosnia. It will also air on Achla TV in Israel, Happy Channel in Romania, Pink in Serbia and Montenegro, and TV Klan in Albania.



“Karamel Yapim has been behind some great international hits, with PRISONER OF LOVE and THE PROMISE both running for three seasons that continue to sell well around the world,” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights. “LEGACY is continuing in this fine tradition and shows that there is a continued hunger for long-running daily drama series from Turkey.”
26 November 2020

Eccho adds Threesome to catalogue

Eccho Rights will represent upcoming drama series THREESOME, the latest Viaplay Original co-produced by Nordisk Film & TV and Yellowbird. The series will premiere in 2021.

A young adult romance about a Swedish couple living in London, THREESOME is an international production with a cast of young acting talents from Sweden, the UK and France, written and directed by Swedish actor Lisa Linnertorp (The Bridge, Sthlm Reqviem).

David (Simon Lööf) and Siri (Matilda Källström) moved to London after finishing high school, deeply in love and ready to settle down and start a life together. But during a night out they meet Camille (Alma Jodorowsky - Blue is the Warmest Colour), a French art student, and at an after party, a risqué game breaks out that becomes increasingly daring. At the time it feels exciting and harmless for all three, but none of them can predict the consequences of their drunken flirtations.
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