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11 February 2020

WOUNDED BIRDS PREMIERES IN LATIN AMERICA

Wounded Birds, the latest daily drama from executive producer Inci Gülen, creator of worldwide hit ELIF, premiered on Caracol in Colombia on February 3rd to excellent results, titled: Omer, Sueños Robados. Marking the first launch in the territory, Wounded Birds had also been presold to Puerto Rico where it has not yet been broadcasted.

“We are very excited to have the possibility to bring this moving and emotional story to our audiences. The results of the first week have been splendid and we are delighted to offer this series as successor to the fans of Elif”, says Marcela Montoya, Director of Programming and Acquisitions at Caracol.
3 February 2020

VLAD SELLS INTO BULGARIA

Eccho Rights has made a deal in Bulgaria with bTV for three seasons of drama series Vlad, considered by critics as one of the best Romanian series of all time.

Launched internationally at last year’s MIPTV, where the series was selected for The Wit’s Fresh TV conference, the drama is produced by Romanian channel Pro TV. Its first season launched in February-March of 2019 scoring such impressive results that a second season followed shortly after in September of the same year. Being able to uphold its popularity with audiences, a third season was commissioned and will launch this spring. 

“We keep a close eye on the international drama landscape and are excited to see that new and promising projects continue to gain international traction, independent of their origin and language. Romania is a fascinating and fast-growing market and we are proud to present Vlad, undoubtedly one of the most impressive productions out of the territory. We look forward to bringing it to international audiences and are convinced it will be a success in Bulgaria”, says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama as well as Sales Executive for Romania and Bulgaria at Eccho Rights.
3 February 2020

French adaptation of Nurses premiers on TF1

French series H24 will premiers on TF1 on February 3rd at 21.05.

It’s an adaptation produced by Federation of our successful Finnish series NURSES that has previously been adapted in Sweden and Slovakia with great success. The French version is following the original structure in the same way as the versions in other countries did. At the teaser can be watched following this link.

Produced by Yellow Film & Television for Finnish broadcaster YLE,  NURSES is currently preparing its 6th season with a 7th already confirmed. The series deals with the professional and personal lives of four female colleagues who cope in different ways with the challenges of life on the trauma ward.  With determination, strength and a black sense of humor they achieve the weird, challenging and amazing task of saving lives in a system that sometimes seems designed to do the opposite. With addictive serial storylines plus surprising cases of the week, NURSES is primetime medical drama showing life in a hospital as you have not seen it before.

Eccho Rights is handling all rights worldwide including the adapted versions around the world. Consequently,  the original Finnish format for re-make or readymade as wel as the local versions from France, Sweden, Slovakia or Slovenia can be acquired.
31 January 2020

Eccho Rights presence in Latin America

Eccho Rights is continuing to grow in Latin America. Our Head of Latin America and Iberia, Barbora Suster, speaks about Eccho Rights plan for the territory this year. As well as other distributors of Turkish content they talk about possible coproductions and alliances between Latin America and Turkey. You can find out more information in the link below:

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17 January 2020

EVERYWHERE I GO IN EUROPE AND ASIA

Eccho Rights has closed a deal for new Turkish drama Everywhere I go with BTV Media group in Bulgaria and MX Media in India.

The series was just recently sold to Mediaset in Spain, where it will launch on Divinity soon and was awarded Best Romantic Series at last year’s Golden Lens Award in Istanbul. Produced by Karga Seven Pictures, a Red Arrow Studios company, the series recently finished its successful run on Turkish broadcaster Fox.

“EVERYWHERE I GO offers the perfect mix of romantic comedy and drama and we are looking forward to international audiences discovering this beautiful story,” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights.
13 January 2020

THE PROMISE TO NEW TERRITORIES

Eccho Rights has closed several deals for Turkish Drama Series The Promise. In October, the drama was renewed for a third season (250x45min), adding to the over 300 episodes of the first two seasons.

The series, which was one of last season’s breakout-hits in Turkey, has been sold to Bosnia (OBN), Serbia (Pink) and Bulgaria (BTV) joining Poland, India, Lithuania, Romania and Georgia which picked up the drama last year.

Produced by Karamel Yapim, the series is currently in its second season on Kanal 7 where it continues to obtain stellar results. During its first season The Promise scored more than three times Kanal 7’s average share and the channel's rank rose from 8th overall to 3rd place during broadcast of the tension-filled, romantic, family drama.

17 December 2019

ECCHO RIGHTS RECRUITS NEW HEAD OF BUSINESS AFFAIRS

Stockholm based office Eccho Rights is recruiting Oscar Malmquist as our new Head of Business Affairs. Oscars previous experience with production and project management at TV4 is a perfect combination for taking on his new mission handling business law and affairs at Eccho Rights. Oscar Malmquist comes from Bonnier News where he was working on behalf together with the team behind Di TV to evolve and create sustainable products and businesses.

Oscar Malmquist graduated from law school at Stockholms University and has since the 90's been working with media among varies companies like Kanal 5, TheVoice, TV4. Not only has Oscar been working in Sweden but also did some years in the UK as a corporate counsel, and has been in different roles throughout the years. With the experiences within strategic business consulting, we at Eccho Rights are looking forward to Oscar Malmquist joining the team in the start of January 2020.

16 December 2019

NURSES ADAPTATION IN FRANCE

Eccho Rights has closed a deal with Federation Entertainment in France to adapt Finnish series Nurses (Syke). The French version, H24, is currently in production for TF1. Filming just finished and the series will air early 2020. The cast includes some of France's most famous and distinguished actresses: Anne Parillaud, Barbara Cabrita, Florence Coste and Frédérique Bel. The show continues its successful run throughout Europe where it has spawned various adaptations , just recently in Slovakia .

"The scripts for Nurses are so beautifully written and well crafted that it's easy to adapt in another country. The producers from Federation said that they just had to make minor changes regarding the medical procedures but the rest was merely a translation. This proves how universal and relatable the stories are to basically any country in the world" says Nicola Söderlund, Managing Partner at Eccho Rights.
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