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19 February 2024

Eccho Rights to distribute kanal 7's Winds of Love

Eccho Rights has acquired the international distribution rights for the recently premiered Turkish drama Winds of Love (Original Title: Rüzgarlı Tepe) currently airing on Kanal 7 in Turkey and produced by Rains Pictures and Unik Film.

Produced by Unik Film & Rains Pictures for Kanal 7, Winds of Love tells the story of Halil, a resilient young man, grappling with betrayal and seeking revenge against the family that tore apart his world. As he executes his plan, an unforeseen twist arises when he becomes romantically entangled with Zeynep, the strong-willed daughter of his enemies. In the intricate dance between vengeance and unexpected love, questions arise about the true cost of revenge and the resilience of the human heart.

Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights said: “Following the overwhelming global success of our daily dramas, we are delighted to renew our collaboration with Kanal 7 for 'Winds of Love.' This partnership is a testament to our commitment to bringing high-quality Turkish dramas to the international stage. Viewers can expect a rollercoaster of emotions as Halil and Zeynep’s journey navigates the complexities of revenge and love.”
30 November 2023

Eccho Rights acquires I Am Mother

Eccho Rights has acquired the worldwide rights to the Turkish drama I am Mother, a captivating tv series produced by the renowned O3 Medya, set to premiere Wednesday, December 6th, on Show TV.

This classic Turkish drama about a woman who carries her mother's pain all her life, is tested by her child and split between two men, reveals all the realities of life. The series boasts a star-studded cast including Özge Özpirinçci ('Woman’ & ‘First and Last’), Demet Akbağ, (‘Bir Demet Tiyatro’ & ‘Scorpion’), Metin Akdülger ('Magnificent Century Kosem’ & ‘The Club’) as well as Necip Memilli ('The Pit’ & ‘Oh Belinda’).

Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights: “ We are delighted to partner with O3 Medya and thrilled to be bringing ‘I Am Mother' to the global audience. A story that transcends cultural boundaries, this series embodies the richness and emotional depth of Turkish drama. We will witness the moving journey of a woman's unwavering fight for her son, her family, and her heart's desires, showcasing a remarkable tale of empowerment and transformation. Its universal themes of love, pain, and family ties, making it relatable to viewers worldwide and we are confident that it will captivate viewers across the globe.”
18 October 2023

M6 licenses Brave and Beautiful

M6 in France has licensed the classic Turkish Drama series Brave and Beautiful.

First released in 2016, Brave and Beautiful was one of the most highly anticipated Turkish series of all time, pairing international megastars Kivanc Tatlitug and Tuba Büyüküstün as romantic leads for the first time. Produced by Ay Yapim for Star TV in Turkey, the series won critical and audience acclaim, and has gone on to be one of the most widely sold Turkish series ever.

“We continue to see new territories embracing Turkish content, and with the overwhelming success that Turkish Dramas have enjoyed, particularly in Spain and Italy in recent years, it is no surprise to see this spread across Western Europe,” says Melis Hamamcioglu, Director of Digital Media Acquisition & Content Sales at Eccho Rights.
17 October 2023

Golden Boy to join HBO Max in Latin America

Warner Bros. Discovery has acquired Turkish Drama sensation Golden Boy, for HBO Max in Latin America. The series will premiere on the platform under the local titles El Chico de Oro (Spanish) and O Canto do Pássaro (Portuguese), during 2024.

"We are thrilled to once more be teaming with Warner Bros. Discovery, to bring the best in international drama to its platforms. Golden Boy is the biggest hit to come out of Turkey for many years and we are very excited to share it with LATAM audiences on HBO Max,” says Barbora Suster, Head of Latin America and Iberia at Golden Boy distributor Eccho Rights.

Produced by OGM Pictures for Star TV, Golden Boy scored record-breaking ratings during 2022, and having recently returned for a second season, has resumed its position as the most popular TV drama in Turkey each week.

Read more about the news on C21media.net.
13 October 2023

Eccho Rights scores sales for Karamel Yapim Dramas

Turkish Drama series Legacy and Redemption have found new international broadcasters following deals by distributor Eccho Rights.

Legacy, a long-running hit set to start its fourth season later this month, has been picked up to air in Iraq (Kurdmax), Hungary (RTL Club) and Colombia (Caracol) taking total sales to more than 55 countries worldwide.

Meanwhile, Redemption, which has just started its second season in Turkey following a breakthrough first year, will find new audiences in Bosnia Herzegovina (Hayat) and North Macedonia (Kanal 5).

Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama, Eccho Rights: “Daily drama series in Turkey have been pushing higher budget titles in the ratings for a number of years, and this is reflected in the international market where demand for reliable, long-running series continues to grow. Legacy, which is nearing 1000 episodes since 2020, and now Redemption, are high quality, high volume series that win viewers day after day."

Both titles are produced by Karamel Yapim for Turkey’s Kanal 7.
12 October 2023

Golden Boy sold to more than 100 countries

Turkish Drama series Golden Boy has now been licensed to more than 100 countries, following the latest raft of deals completed by international distributor Eccho Rights. Azam Channels have picked up the title across Africa, with Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Ghana, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe all set to air the hit series, which recently returned for its second season in Turkey.

The OGM Pictures-produced drama has also been sold to Poland (TVP), Czechia (Nova TV), Serbia (Happy TV) and Kazakhstan (Khabar) in the past month and scored a number of breakthrough international sales, including becoming the first Turkish drama to air on free-to-air TV in the MENA region since a blanket ban on Turkish productions in 2018. Earlier in 2023, Golden Boy became the first Turkish drama ever picked up for broadcast in Finland (MTV Oy/C More), and also the first such title licensed by a commercial broadcaster in Sweden (TV4).

Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama, Eccho Rights: “With the start of the second season in Turkey, Golden Boy has cemented its position as the most watched drama series in the country each week, and now in more than 100 countries worldwide the title is unarguably one of the most successful Turkish Drama series we have ever seen in the international market.”
3 October 2023

Eccho Rights distributes Grapes of Love

Eccho Rights are partnering once more with Turkish producers Sürec Film on their brand-new drama series GRAPES OF LOVE. The series premiered in Turkey on FOX the 30th of September, with famous actors Serkan Cayoglu (Cherry Season and Love of My Life) and Ayca Aysin Turan (Be My Sunshine and The Protector) in the lead roles.

GRAPES OF LOVE is the latest drama from Sürec Film, one of Turkey’s foremost production houses, behind hits such as WOUNDED HEART, THREE SISTERS, CHERRY SEASON & HEAR ME.

“This classic Turkish drama is all about the power of love and its ability to overcome even the toughest obstacles. We are sure that the passionate devotion portrayed in GRAPES OF LOVE will strike a chord amongst audiences.“, says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights.

“We believe Grapes of Love will resonate with viewers around the world. We are confident in the success of the show and excited about our collaboration with Eccho Rights.” says Cenk Soner, General Manager of The Walt Disney Company, Türkiye.
15 September 2023

Fredrik Af Malmborg Steps Down as CEO

Eccho Rights co-founder Fredrik af Malmborg is stepping down from his role as CEO, with immediate effect. Herbert L. Kloiber, Chairman of the Eccho Rights Board and CEO of Eccho’s mother company Night Train Media, assuming the role on an interim basis as the overall integration of the group continues.

Af Malmborg, alongside business partner Nicola Söderlund, founded Sparks Network in 2004, which would become Eccho Rights in 2012. The distributor now represents more than 7 000 hours of international television drama, licensing in excess of 17 000 hours annually from its offices in Stockholm, London, Istanbul and Madrid. Night Train Media acquired a majority stake in Eccho Rights in July 2022.

Herbert L. Kloiber: "I would like to express our profound gratitude to Fredrik. His vision and determination have been the driving force behind Eccho Rights' reputation and success, particularly in building a vast content catalogue and a trusted brand for Turkish drama series around the world.”

Read more about the news on Deadline.com.