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25 June 2020

New scripted formats from SBS in S. Korea

Eccho Rights have made an agreement with SBS Contents Hub in South Korea, to represent two of the broadcasting giant’s top scripted formats.

QUEEN OF AMBITION is the story of a woman born into poverty who will let nothing stand in her way as she tries to rise to the top, while a man, a hopeless romantic, will sacrifice anything for her. But when she betrays him, he takes his revenge. The series was a sensation in Korea with its ratings tripling over the course of its broadcast, and the readymade already sold across South East Asia, French-speaking Europe and Romania.

INCARNATION OF MONEY is a legal thriller about a prosecutor and four conspirators who successfully carry out a scheme to kill a real estate mogul and steal his wealth. Years later, they face dire consequences when the mogul's son – now a prosecutor himself - recovers his memory and finds out the truth behind his family's demise. Written by the duo behind K Drama mega hits Vagabond and Giant, INCARNATION OF MONEY won viewers in droves, doubling its rating over time.

In recent years Eccho Rights has compiled a large scripted format catalogue from several South Korean production houses such as CJ ENM, Pan Entertainment, JTBC and SBS, with more than 20 script adaptations in development around the world during the past 24 months.
18 June 2020

ECCHO RIGHTS COMPLETES SOUTH KOREAN DEALS

Eccho Rights has arranged deals for four top international drama series with platforms in South Korea.

VLAD from Romania’s PRO TV and THE END from producers Ay Yapim in Turkey, have both been picked up by a new channel specialising in Eurasian content, while BITTER SWEET LIFE, a Turkish hit from Sürec Film is making its way to a family-focused channel courtesy of Mint Media Group. Completing this latest round of sales in South Korea is TROTSKY, the historical drama from Sreda Production Company in Russia which has been acquired by Catch On.

“South Korea is known globally as a great source country for drama series, but there is also a thirst for broadcasters to import new international content to the country. We have seen that interest in Turkish Drama continues to grow and there is now an increasing demand for even greater diversity – something we are delighted to be able to offer in the form of high quality series from previously untapped countries such as VLAD from Romania and TROTSKY from Russia,” says Deborah Youn, Head of Asia Business at Eccho Rights
11 June 2020

ECCHO RIGHTS BRINGS THE PROMISE AND NORTH STAR IN LATIN AMERICA

Eccho Rights has sold record-breaking Turkish daily drama THE PROMISE and hit romance NORTH STAR to territories across Latin America: Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay and Bolivia.

“We are happy to see an interest from clients and audiences for more daily drama from Turkey. WOUNDED BIRDS has performed very well in Colombia and Puerto Rico lately, and we are sure THE PROMISE will perform as well as it has done in Turkey, where it broke several records and had better results than a number of high budget weekly dramas. We also have high hopes for NORTH STAR, a touching drama with just the right amount of humour that has developed into a massive audience favourite in Turkey”, says Barbora Suster, Head of Latin America and Iberia at Eccho Rights.

Produced by Karamel Yapim for Kanal 7, THE PROMISE has been one of the most successful Turkish series of the past two years, finishing its first season with record-breaking results, a second season just wrapped and a third currently in pre-production. 

NORTH STAR is one of the leading series on Saturday nights since its launch last year on Show TV. It is produced by Sürec Film and has consistently won its time slot in the total audience demographic group.
26 May 2020

TURKISH DRAMA MOTHER TO SWEDEN

Eccho Rights have concluded a deal with Swedish public broadcaster SVT to place Medyapim drama series MOTHER in what is now a well-established Turkish Drama slot on SVT2. The series will air daily at 7.30pm starting in the autumn of 2020. This follows the earlier successes of Turkish series such as The End, Broken Pieces and Brave and Beautiful in Sweden. MOTHER is based on the Japanese series of the same name, a highly acclaimed and award-winning production, originally created in 2010 for Nippon TV. The Medyapim remake scored huge ratings for Star TV in Turkey during the 2016-17 season. Outside of Sweden the series is distributed by Global Agency worldwide.

“We first brought Turkish Drama to SVT in 2013 with The End and it created a great buzz. Sweden was the first Western European nation to take a bet on Turkish content and we feel proud of our role in creating what is now a regular daily slot for the national broadcaster. Moreover, in the years since that first deal, more and more channels and platforms across Europe have seen the power of having Turkish Drama in their schedules,” says Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing Director of Eccho Rights.
11 May 2020

My Home, My Destiny series launch event

On May 7th Eccho Rights hosted an exclusive online event for the launch of new sign up My Home, My Destiny, a Turkish Drama produced by OGM Pictures. The series which is broadcast on TV8 in Turkey, has already scored top ratings and garnered a huge fan following in both the domestic and international markets. The lead roles are played by world famous actors Demet Özdemir and Ibrahim Celikkol. Eccho Rights has signed up the exclusive world-wide distribution rights.

The live online broadcast of the event, was a huge success, with clients attending from more than 70 countries all over the world. Producer Onur Güvenatam from OGM Pictures joined Demet Özdemir and Ibrahim Celikkol as well as Fredrik Af Malmborg, Managing Director at Eccho Rights, to present the series and the story behind it. We were very grateful to Fabricio Ferrara from Prensario Internacional for moderating the discussion. The full event is available to stream here and you can find out more about the series here.
5 May 2020

ECCHO RIGHTS SIGNS UP TURKISH DRAMA MY HOME, MY DESTINY

Eccho Rights have signed up the exclusive world-wide distribution rights for the Turkish hit series My Home, My Destiny (Doğduğun Ev Kaderindir). The series is produced by OGM Pictures for TV8 in Turkey with star actors Demet Özdemir and İbrahim Çelikkol in the lead roles and has already scored top ratings and a huge fan following in the domestic market. The series has already been confirmed for a 2nd season due to the extraordinary result on TV8. The producer is Onur Güvenatam, the executive producer behind cutting edge series like The Gift and The Protector, both Turkish Netflix originals, as well as long-running hit series Wounded Love (Kanal D) and A Part of Me (Star TV).

“We are very happy to bring this exceptional series to international audiences. While having a strong love story at the core, Zeynep’s journey touches on a lot of very important themes like the concept of belonging, identity and home that will resonate all over the world”, says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights.
21 April 2020

TURKISH DRAMA SISTERHOOD TO ITALY

Distributor Eccho Rights has closed the first deal for Turkish series Sisterhood, produced by Surec Film, selling it to Mediaset in Italy. The powerful drama evolves around three young very different women, who find out that they are sisters just before tragedy strikes and changes their lives forever.

Ipek is finalizing her wedding plans when she is stunned to receive an anonymous letter telling her she has two sisters she never knew. Coming to terms with the fact that she was adopted, she invites her two newfound siblings to the ceremony. During their wedding night, her husband violently attacks Ipek and she calls her sisters for help. In a desperate defense attempt, the young women kill Tekin and suddenly find themselves at the center of a murder cover-up. The show premiered last year on Star TV in Turkey to great results.

“Turkish Drama is becoming increasingly popular in Italy and we are excited to close our first deal for this emotional story. It balances the central love story and the surrounding family drama in a perfect way,” says Nicola Söderlund, Managing Partner at Eccho Rights
7 April 2020

FIRST DEAL FOR RECORD-BREAKING SWEDISH SERIES LOVE ME

Eccho Rights announces first sale for Love Me, a Swedish series which is part of the company’s MIPTV line up this year. Presenting their line up to all clients virtually, a first deal for the series was closed with Dutch broadcaster NPO. Ahead of its premiere, the series was renewed for a second season that is already in post-production and will premiere on Viaplay this fall. Season 1 will premiere on Swedish broadcaster SVT this spring.

“Scandinavian television is very well established in crime series. We are happy to see that a lot of other genres are developing in the territory as well. We have received a lot of interest in dramas and are proud to present LOVE ME as part of a growing slate of Nordic Romance.”, says Nicola Söderlund, Managing Partner at Eccho Rights.
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