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12 May 2023

Star TV renews Ömer & Golden Boy

Hit Turkish drama series Ömer and Golden Boy, produced by OGM pictures, will both be returning for a second season in the Autumn, having been renewed by broadcaster Star TV.

Ömer launched in January 2023, and has performed impressively, particularly in the AB commercial demo, where the series regularly ranks at number one in the ratings and more than doubles Star’s average share.

Golden Boy, since launching in September 2022, has maintained its position as the most watched drama series across all channels each week in Turkey, with audiences regularly in excess of 10 million each Friday for the romantic drama. The series has now been licensed to more than 40 territories worldwide, with many more deals currently in the works.

“The success of these two series reflects that romantic dramas remain a top draw for audiences. But both of these series come with a twist on the traditional love story setups, that elevate them into must see primetime viewing,” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights.
11 May 2023

Golden Boy picked up across LATAM

Hit Turkish drama series Golden Boy has been picked up by several broadcasters across Latin America, with more deals set to be completed during next week’s LA Screenings.

The series has now been acquired for US Hispanic and Paraguay (Telefuturo), Mexico (Imagen), and Panama (Telemetro + RPC). Golden Boy was first picked up in LATAM by Mega in Chile who completed a deal for the series during this year’s Content Americas event in January.

“Buyers are queueing up for what is the biggest Turkish drama sensation we have seen for many years. With several more deals in late stage negotiations, we expect to have at least a dozen LATAM countries closed following LA Screenings,” says Barbora Suster, Head of Latin America and Iberia at international distributor Eccho Rights.

The title 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. Golden Boy also recently 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).
8 May 2023

New seasons of Redemption and Legacy on the way!

Daily drama series Redemption and Legacy have both been renewed for new seasons by Turkish broadcaster Kanal 7.

Redemption premiered in November 2022 and has risen to become the top rated series in the daily drama segment in Turkey. Its second season will start in September. Legacy had previously held the number one ranking since 2020, and continues strongly in second place today. Its new season will be its fourth, bringing the series to more than 1000 episodes by spring 2024.
21 March 2023

TV4 Sweden & MTV oy Finland aquire Golden Boy

Eccho Rights has made landmark deals for Turkish Drama series Golden Boy, with broadcasters in Sweden and Finland.

The title, which has been an enormous success each week on Turkey’s Star TV since launching in September 2022, becomes the first Turkish Drama picked up by a commercial broadcaster in Sweden, with TV4 acquiring the rights for its TV4GOLD and Sjuan linear channels, as well as streamer CMore and TV4 Play.

And a deal with MTV Oy represents the first time ever that a Turkish series has been licensed by a Finnish broadcast group, with Golden Boy to stream on CMore and Katsomo in Finland.

“We are thrilled to once again be at the forefront of bringing Turkish Drama to new audiences. Golden Boy’s extraordinary success so far makes it an easy choice for broadcasters looking to test something new,” says Melis Hamacioglu, Director of Digital Media Acquisition & Content Sales, MENA, India, Pakistan & Western Europe at Eccho Rights.

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13 March 2023


We are excited to announce new Sürec Film-produced drama Endless, a part of our 2023 line up!

The series (original title Fedakar), is set to premier the 18th of March on Kanal 7, and follows Tarık who's on a mission to find his sister’s killer, and seek revenge. He spots the killer’s motorcycle outside a young man’s house, but when he is not home, Tarık decides to kidnap his sister Elif instead, to use her as bait. Holding Elif captive, Tarık expects to crush her spirit until she turns on her brother. But the young woman who has devoted everything to her family, is convinced Sefer is innocent and would go to any lengths to protect him. This strength of character awakens something in Tarık, something he didn’t know he had been missing all along.

“High volume dramas from Turkey have become a hugely attractive option for broadcasters looking for long-running series that consistently pull in good viewing figures in both afternoon and prime time slots. And with Sürec Film producing, buyers are assured of a premium production,” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights.
9 February 2023

Introducing Krypto Kings

Eccho Rights is bringing brand new Norwegian comedy drama Krypto Kings to the international market.

Premiering on Norway’s TV2 Play on 10th February, Krypto Kings is the story of Lars and Asim, two ordinary young men whose lives are turned upside down, when a speculative investment in crypto currency turns them into multi-millionaires. The series is produced by Feelgood Scene Film & TV in Oslo, and explores what happens if young adults get filthy rich overnight. Can the two friends handle being billionaires without losing themselves or each other?

“This is a hilarious but also touching story, of a friendship that is dealt a lucky hand, but then subject to the pressures and stresses that come with unexpected riches. The boom in volatile crypto currencies and its effects is a phenomenon that has been seen around the world, and we’re sure that this story will hit home with international audiences”, says Fredrik af Malmborg, CEO of Eccho Rights.
26 January 2023

The Inheritance green lit

Channel 5 has green lit the four-part primetime thriller The Inheritance (4 x 60 min), which is set to begin filming on the 30th of January 2023 in Ireland. Produced by Lonesome Pine Productions and Peer Pressure, in association with Eccho Rights, The Inheritance follows the story of three siblings, Daniel, Sian and Chloe, who are left reeling after the unexpected death of their father, Dennis. When it turns out they are not left anything in the will, they embark on a dangerous journey to figure out whether his death was truly a tragic accident, or whether it was in fact murder.

The three siblings will be portrayed by Robert James Collier (Downtown Abbey), Gaynor Faye (Coronation St) and Jemima Rooper (The Girlfriend Experience) alongside Larry Lamb (EastEnders) as their father, Dennis. Kevin Whately (Inspector Lewis) and Samantha Bond (Downtown Abbey) will also feature.

The complexity and twists and turns of this brilliant family drama excited us enormously. Familiar characters coupled with the nightmare scenario of a long counted-on inheritance suddenly evaporating is something that will strike a nerve with all of us! We are delighted to be working alongside a great variety of international partners to bring it to life” said Adam Barth, Director of Co-productions, Acquisitions, and Development, Eccho Rights.
25 January 2023

OGM Titles licensed to Spain & Chile

New deals have been concluded for Golden Boy and Chrysalis during Content Americas in Miami.

Atresmedia has acquired Golden Boy for Spain, the latest title from Turkey for the broadcast group that first introduced Turkish drama to the Spanish market in 2018. José Antonio Salso, Head of Acquisitions & International Sales of Atresmedia: “Golden Boy is a hugely exciting title, and we can’t wait to bring it to our viewers in Spain - we are dedicated to bringing only the best premium dramas to our channels and Golden Boy is without doubt the top title from Turkey this season."

In Chile, Mega – the leading broadcast station - another channel at the forefront of Turkish drama’s global explosion in the past decade - has picked up both Golden Boy and Chrysalis. Manuela Velasco, Head of Acquisitions of Mega “At Mega we are proud of our position as leading broadcasters of Turkish series in the LATAM region, and we are delighted to add two more premium titles that will bring many moments of unmissable drama to our audiences."

“Golden Boy has been an astonishing success, with ratings exceeding anything we’ve seen for years in Turkey. Meanwhile Chrysalis has been consistently at the top of the viewing charts across 3 seasons and more than 60 weeks of broadcast. We are excited to see these titles continue to flourish througout the Spanish speaking world,” says Barbora Suster, Head of Latin America and Iberia at Eccho Rights.