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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.
22 April 2021

New Czech Dramedy script, The Swap

Eccho Rights has entered into an agreement with Czech Republic’s Dramedy Productions to represent the script to hit family drama THE SWAP in the international market.

The story of two families whose lives become impossibly complicated when they discover that their six year old sons were switched at birth, THE SWAP (13 x 60 min) is both an affecting, emotional family drama and also a thrilling mystery as the investigation to find out what happened to the boys throws up all sorts of surprises for both families.

The series aired earlier this year on public broadcaster Česká Televize under local title KUKAČKY proving a major hit with viewers, winning its time slot each week with an average share over 35%.

“This is a very special series with relationships between family, children and difficult moralistic questions at its heart - are the bonds of blood stronger than those that we create ourselves? Do they even matter? And are we better off knowing the truth or simply living the life we are presented with? These are universal questions that we believe will easily find new homes with international adaptation around the world,” says Barbora Suster, Head of Eccho Rights’ Madrid Office and Sales & Acquistions Manager for Czech Republic at Eccho Rights.
21 April 2021

I Can See Your Voice sold to Turkey

Eccho Rights have agreed a deal for CJ ENM’s blockbuster entertainment format I Can See Your Voice in Turkey.

Acting as an exclusive agent for CJ’s entertainment formats in Turkey, Eccho’s Istanbul office have agreed terms with Acun Medya for the rights to the hit singing show format. Acun Medya’s TV8 is already home to a string of hugely successful entertainment format adaptations including The Voice, Master Chef and Survivor.

Turkey becomes the latest territory to take on the format which has already aired in 18 countries worldwide, including the US, UK and Germany, in addition to 8 hit season in its native South Korea. In 2021 new versions are set to broadcast from Spain, Russia, France and more.
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.