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6 September 2021

Eccho Rights to represent two new K Dramas from CJ ENM

Eccho Rights has added two new titles from mother company CJ ENM to its autumn slate, High Class and Hometown.

High Class features Cho Yeo-jeong, star of Oscar-winning movie Parasite, as Song Yeo-wool, a successful lawyer falsely accused of murdering her husband. The accusation sees her ostracised by her peers, and starts to affect her son’s life at his prestigious elementary school. One of the other mothers from the school offers her support, and Yeo-wool’s fortunes look to be lifting, but all is not as it seems…

Hometown is a mystery thriller, following a small town detective whose investigation into a missing child leads him towards finally solving the case of his murdered wife, with a terrorist cell seemingly behind both crimes. The series stars Han Ye-ri, who made her name in Minari, the Golden Globe-winning movie from 2020.
17 August 2021

ECCHO RIGHTS AND WOWOW BRING HONOUR TO JAPAN

Leading Japanese broadcaster WOWOW has acquired hit drama series Honour. Produced by Bigster for Nordic Entertainment Group’s Viaplay, Honour is already one of the most successful Swedish TV exports of all time, and has now sold to more than 60 territories worldwide. The series will occupy one of WOWOW's Premiere slots on its WOWOW On Demand streaming service, where top US and European drama series are showcased exclusively for the Japanese audience.

Debuting in 2019, HONOUR has proven hugely popular both in Sweden and abroad. The series became the first Viaplay Original ever to secure international pre-sales and returned in the spring of 2021 for a well received second season. A third season has been commissioned, to premiere in 2022.
15 July 2021

Legacy the latest Turkish Drama coming to Spain

Legacy will be coming to Spain, thanks to a deal concluded with Spanish media group Atresmedia. This is the latest Turkish Drama acquisition for the broadcast group which has enjoyed enormous success with Turkish series on both thematic channel Nova and on flagship free-to-air channel, Antena 3.

“Spain has really taken to Turkish Drama in the past few years and audiences recognise the strength of writing, acting and production which make these some of the most successful imports we see anywhere on Spanish TV at the moment,” says Barbora Suster, Head of LATAM and Iberia, from Eccho Rights’ Madrid office.
2 July 2021

Legacy coming to raft of new broadcasters

Legacy, the latest Turkish Drama hit from producers Karamel Yapim, has sold to a host of new broadcasters, while a second season has been confirmed by Kanal 7 in Turkey.

Legacy will air across 10 Central and Southern American territories following a deal inked with Albavision, has been picked up by ATN in Afghanistan, Imedi in Georgia and is also set for SIA in Lithuania.

“Daily dramas from Turkey have proven to be hugely valuable and reliable content for channels all over the world, and many of our clients are signing up for the first two seasons of Legacy immediately - over 500 episodes - such is their confidence in the success it can deliver,” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights.

Debuting in September 2020, Legacy is the latest daily drama series from Karamel Yapim, the producers of international hits The Promise, and Prisoner of Love. Throughout its first season the series has produced strong results for Kanal 7, and season two will premiere later this year.
23 June 2021

New K-Drama hit DOOM AT YOUR SERVICE

Eccho Rights will distribute Korean Drama series DOOM AT YOUR SERVICE worldwide following an agreement with mother company CJ ENM.

Produced by Studio Dragon and Studio&NEW for CJ ENM, DOOM AT YOUR SERVICE was the biggest drama launch in Korea this Spring and won warm reviews and top ratings at its premiere in May 2021. The series stars two of Korea’s most popular actors Park Bo-young (Oh My Ghost, Abyss) and Seo In-guk (Hundred Million Stars from the Sky), and will conclude its 16 episode run later this month.

The story of Dong-Kyung, a young woman who receives a terminal diagnosis but is offered the chance to fulfil all her dreams in her final 100 days on earth, the series mixes romance and comedy with fantasy, as she starts to fall in love with Doom, the mysterious being that has come to grant her wishes - in return for her soul.

“This is a warm, relatable romantic comedy, that also offers escapism with its fantasy elements during what has been a difficult year for all,” says Deborah Youn, Head of Asia Business at Eccho Rights.
4 June 2021

Eccho Rights enter into co-production

Eccho Rights is joining a trio of international production companies in developing a brand new series, One Euro Village. We will be working with German producers Tellux Film, Indiana Production in Italy and Born Wild from the UK on the series created by Born Wild’s founder Anthony Alleyne, with co-writer Matteo Berdini.

One Euro Village is a mockumentary series, following events in a small, provincial Italian town that draws an influx of holiday home developers after it announces the sale of its dilapidated housing stock for €1 each. The problem is, a clerical error results in all the new homeowners coming from German-speaking countries who don’t speak a word of Italian. Inspired by true events that have made international headlines in recent years, the series is a fun and light-hearted look at the juxtaposition of cultures between Germans moving to Italy, and the overall search for a sense of community.

Adam Barth, who joined Eccho earlier this year as Director of Co-productions, Acquisitions, and Development, says “Eccho Rights is evolving the traditional distribution model into a more complex and participative role as a co-producer. We are aiming to provide producers with expertise in funding and packaging of series enabling them to get their shows on air in the most efficient and financially viable way."
2 June 2021

Brave and Beautiful coming to Italy

We are very excited to announce we have completed a deal with Mediaset in Italy to bring Brave and Beautiful to Canale 5 later this summer. Ay Yapim's mega hit series has been sold to more than 100 territories worldwide and becomes the latest Turkish Drama to travel to Italy. Last summer Canale 5 enjoyed great success airing Sisterhood, produced by Surec Film, in primetime.

“We have seen a renewed and growing interest in Turkish Drama in Italy in the past 12 months, and following the success that Turkish series have enjoyed in Spain during the past two years, we see Italy as the next Western European market that will really embrace these titles,” says Nicola Söderlund, Managing Partner at Eccho Rights.
24 May 2021

The Promise now in more than 60 territories

The Promise, the hit Turkish Drama series from producers Karamel Yapim, has been licensed to a string of new territories that sees its international reach grow to over 60 countries.

At the same time the series has been renewed for a fourth season, to air on Kanal 7 in Turkey from September 2021.

Achla TV will bring The Promise to Israel, TV Pasiones has acquired the rights for the long-running drama to join its slate of Spanish-dubbed Turkish Drama for the US Hispanic market, and another deal just completed will see the series airing across 20 French-speaking territories in Africa.