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9 April 2024

Greece’s Open TV launch My Sweet Lie remake

Open TV in Greece has launched “Like a Lie” (Σαν ψέμα), a brand new romantic comedy drama based on the Turkish format “My Sweet Lie”. The series which is airing in the early evening prime access slot, opened strongly, becoming the second-most watched program on Open TV on Monday.

Produced in 2019 by O3 Medya for Star TV, My Sweet Lie was an immediate hit and became the top performing drama series of the summer in Turkey that year.

Open TV is the second international broadcaster to commission a remake following the successful Slovakian adaptation for Markiza, "Mom for Rent” (Mama na prenájom), a second season of which is currently airing. The Slovak version was named among CeeTV’s CEE Breakout Hits of the Year in 2023.

“This is a unique and brilliant format, with a warm family story at its heart that lends itself perfectly to local adaptation. The original was a huge phenomenon and the Slovakian version has been a returning favourite for the past 18 months, so we can’t wait to see what the future holds for this latest version from our friends in Greece,” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights.

"Like a Lie" stars Nikos Polyderopoulos (The Tattoo) as Peter, a single father who after being abandoned by his wife, maintains a lie to his daughter that her mother is away traveling, but will one day return. When Zoe, played by Katerina Geronikolou (And Yet I'm Still Here), makes an unexpected entrance into their lives, little Alice thinks that she must be her mother - and Peter doesn’t have the heart to tell her the truth, opening the door to a whole new world of lies…
5 April 2024

Behind the Veil joins Eccho line up

Eccho Rights have acquired distribution rights for Behind the Veil, a brand new Turkish Drama series from Kanal 7 and Film Yapim Merkezi (FYM).

The series, which is currently airing twice a week in Turkey, represents the latest collaboration between Eccho and Kanal 7, after a string of hit titles have put the Turkish broadcaster on the international map. Elif, The Promise, Legacy and more recent titles such as Redemption and Winds of Love, have all scored tremendous ratings at home, and gone on to secure licenses all around the world.

Behind the Veil is the story of Hançer, a young woman who has faced a life of challenges but always met them face on. When her only family member - older brother Cemil - falls ill, she will do anyting to get him the treatment he needs. She enters into a marriage of convenience with a wealthy bachelor who has his own demanding family to satisfy, but neither of them could expect that their relationship would turn into something far more than just convenient…
4 April 2024

Show TV renews I Am Mother

Turkish drama hit I Am Mother has been renewed for a second season by broadcaster Show TV.

The O3 Medya-produced series, which debuted in November 2023, has been a widely lauded success in Turkey, scoring top ratings particularly in the key AB demographic where it regularly tops the charts each Tuesday in a fiercely competitive prime time slot.

“We are delighted and proud to represent such a vital series. The central themes of motherhood, and a woman fighting to be heard within her own family, are relatable for many millions of women and I Am Mother has been so well received both in Turkey and around the world. We can’t wait to see how this important story continues to develop into season two,” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at international distributor Eccho Rights.
2 April 2024

Redemption renewed for S3

Turkish daily drama series Redemption has been renewed for a third season by Kanal 7.

The series, produced by Karamel Yapim, has risen to become the top rated show for the broadcaster having debuted in November 2022, and has regularly outscored premium weekly fare from Turkey’s major linear channels.

“Redemption is a classic example of a series that succeeds because of great storytelling, and even though it has a more modest budget than some, the production is high quality, the perfomances from the cast are compelling and each episode is unmissable!” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at international distributor Eccho Rights.
28 March 2024

Amazon Brings Turkish Drama to India

Eccho Rights has entered a strategic partnership with Amazon miniTV, a leading AVOD streaming service in India, to bring a curated selection of acclaimed Turkish dramas to the vibrant streaming landscape in the country. Amongst the varied and diverse projects secured for this deal are Hear Me, Dreaming of You and Love Puzzle.

Melis Hamamcıoğlu, Director of Digital Media Acquisition & Content Sales at Eccho Rights, expressed enthusiasm for this collaboration, stating: “We are thrilled to bring these high-quality Turkish dramas to Amazon miniTV in India and are particularly happy to play a role in enhancing the diversification of the streaming options in the region, offering viewers in India a rich tapestry of entertainment choices with our authentic and compelling narratives.”
27 March 2024

Golden Boy renewed for third season

Golden Boy, one of the most successful Turkish Drama series of all time, has been renewed for a third season by broadcaster Star TV.

The OGM Pictures-produced title has scored top ratings in Turkey since its launch in October 2022, breaking several viewing records while picking up a string of domestic and international awards. Distributor Eccho Rights has closed deals in more than 120 territories worldwide.

The latest major international territory to sign up the title is Argentina, where Telefe have secured the highly sought-after rights.

“The Golden Boy phenomenon is like nothing we have seen before from a Turkish Drama. With fans returning week after week in Turkey, and new ones joining us all the time around the world, the series’ success shows no signs of slowing down and we can’t wait to see what season three holds,” says Handan Özkubat
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.”