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13 December 2019

ECCHO RIGHTS TAKES NEW TURKISH DRAMA TO SPAIN AND ALBANIA

Eccho Rights has sold My Sweet Lie, a Turkish drama produced by O3 Medya for Star TV, to Mediaset España in Spain and to Digitalb in Albania. With 20 Turkish dramas currently on air in Spain and various premieres announced, the appetite for Turkish drama in Spain continuous to grow. The title marks the 8th drama Eccho Rights has sold into Spain.

“After its launch at MIPCOM we have received great feedback for this series. Clients are open to heart-warming, family-oriented stories like the one at the center of My Sweet Lie”, says Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing Director at Eccho Rights.

13 December 2019

ECCHO RIGHTS TAKES AWARD-WINNING DRAMA EVERYWHERE I GO TO SPAIN

Following its launch at MIPCOM this fall, Eccho Rights has sold Turkish drama Everywhere I go to Mediaset España’s Divinity in Spain.

The series is produced by Karga Seven Pictures, a Red Arrow Studios company, and premiered this summer in Turkey to excellent results on Fox. The series rapidly turned into the hit of the season. On top of winning over the Turkish audience, Everywhere I go received critical acclaim as well. Early November the series was awarded Best Romantic Series at this year’s Golden Lens Awards in Istanbul. Organized by the Turkish Association of Journalists, the Golden Lens Awards (Altın Objektif Ödülleri) celebrated the best in Turkish film, theater and television in their 24th edition this year.

“With nearly 20 Turkish dramas on air Spain, we don’t see this trend diminishing anytime soon. Everywhere I go is a great title for Spain, offering the perfect mixture of romantic comedy and drama,” says Barbora Suster, Head of Latin America and Iberia at Eccho Rights.
13 December 2019

ECCHO RIGHTS TO REPRESENT LOVE ME WORLDWIDE

Eccho Rights have agreed a deal with Warner Bros. International Television Production (WBITVP) Sweden to represent Swedish comedy drama LOVE ME worldwide, one of the most successful titles coming out of Scandinavia this year.

Premiering on NENT Group’s streaming service Viaplay on Oct 11th, the series has received not only critical acclaim but rapidly rose to become the best performing drama to have ever been launched on the platform. It is written and directed by Josephine Bornebusch, one of the most prolific Swedish actresses famous for her performances in “Solsidan” and “Welcome to Sweden”. In addition to having created the show, she also stars in the main role. Sverrir Gudnason (Borg vs McEnroe) and Gustav Lindh (Queen of Hearts) form part of the cast as well.

Ahead of its premiere, the series was already renewed for a second season with filming currently underway. LOVE ME furthermore forms part of the lineup for the C21 International Drama Summit this week in London with a screening set for Thursday, Dec 5th, at 13.30, Kings Place.

“I am very happy to partner with Eccho Rights on the distribution of LOVE ME and look forward to the show reaching audiences across the globe. This warm and humorous series offers true-to-life characters that lend themselves to a feeling that this story is taking place here and now. We see a great potential for it to travel very well,” says Johan Hedman, Head of Drama at WBITVP Sweden.
29 November 2019

ECCHO RIGHTS BRINGS SCANDINAVIAN TITLES TO TOPIC

Eccho Rights has sold a trio of Scandinavian titles to Topic, a new streaming service launching on November 21, 2019 in the United States and Canada.

Highly successful Swedish drama HONOUR, which was recently renewed for a second season, premiered on Viaplay in August to record-breaking viewing figures. Based on an idea by Sofia Helin the series was developed together with Alexandra Rapaport, Julia Dufvenius and Anja Lundqvist who also star. The series is produced by Stockholm-based production company Bigster (co-headed by Rapaport).

Coming from Sweden as well is the gripping thriller CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE produced by Brain Academy. Directed by Charlotte Brändström, known around the world for her work on acclaimed series such as Outlander, the series explores the murky world of the international arms trade. The series premiered on Viaplay in September 2018.

Award-winning series INVISIBLE HEROES follows the remarkable exploits of Finnish diplomat Tapani Brotherus. The series was commissioned in a unique collaboration between Finnish broadcaster YLE and Chilevisión with a successful run in Finland this spring and an upcoming launch this fall in Chile. Recently, the drama was awarded various nominations for best series. 

“We are very happy to start this fruitful collaboration with Topic, bringing quality content from all over the world to the US, a territory that is continuously opening up more to international, Non-English language productions” said Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing Director of Eccho Rights.

8 November 2019

North Star scores top ratings in Turkey

North Star roduced by Sürec Film for Show TV is developing incredibly well on Saturday nights in Turkey. The series has almost doubled the ratings from the strong start in September, now being the unquestioned No.1 in all target groups. North Star scores a stable 8% ratings and 20% share.

The romantic drama tells the story of Kuzey who grew up in a rural village in the north of Turkey where life was simple - he would get a job work in the family business, marry a local girl, have children of his own and then the cycle would start over again. But he couldn't escape the lure of the city, and having moved away to study as a young man he decided to stay and build a new life for himself. 

31 October 2019

SISTERHOOD PREMIER ON STAR TV

Sisterhood, produced by Surec Film had its premier on Friday on Star TV. 

Sürec Film is one of Turkey’s leading production companies behind a string of hit titles including Cennet, Cherry Season, New Bride, Bitter Sweet Life, Foster Mother, Kacak and more.

SISTERHOOD tells the story of Ipek, who is finalising her wedding plans when she is stunned to receive an anonymous letter telling her she has two sisters she never knew. The three agree to meet at the wedding. But as Ipek’s new husband Tekin angrily loses control after the party, they strike a fatal blow to his head in a desperate scuffle. Suddenly, in the course of a couple of days, these three go from not knowing of each other’s existence, to being at the centre of a murder cover-up together. And their newly-formed sisterly bond is immediately put to the test.

“We are convinced that SISTERHOOD will be one of the biggest hits this season and are proud and excited to represent yet another one of Sürec’s remarkable projects,” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights.

31 October 2019

THE PROMISE RENEWED FOR THIRD SEASON

THE PROMISE has been renewed for a third season on Turkey’s Kanal 7, after the enormous success of the first and second seasons broadcast throughout 2019.

The daily drama series, produced by Karamel Yapim, has been scoring record breaking ratings for its host broadcaster since launching in February this year, and has now started to make waves on the international market. We have already secured sales in Romania, Lithuania, India, Poland and Georgia, with a host of other territories queuing up to acquire the series following MIPCOM. The success, both domestic and international, has seen the romantic drama renewed for a further 256 x 45 min episode run to air through the 2020-21 season.

“THE PROMISE has seen a massive increase in market share for Kanal 7 and international broadcasters have been taking notice. The confirmation of over 400 episodes to be complete by Spring 2021 gives international buyers a guarantee of a quality, long-running product,” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights.
30 October 2019

VLAD SEASON THREE COMMISSIONED IN ROMANIA

Romanian Pro TV has commissioned a third season of drama series VLAD following the smash hit success of the first two seasons, aired earlier this year.

Hailed by local critics as one of the best Romanian drama series of all time, VLAD scored top ratings both during its first season in February-March 2019 and on its return in September this year. VLAD was launched earlier this year at MIPTV in April where it was selected for the WIT's Fresh TV Conference.

“VLAD is the most ambitious scripted project that we have ever had at Pro TV, and we are extremely happy with the way it was received by the local audience. We are so excited to see where the third season will take us,” says Antonii Mangov, Senior Programming Executive at Pro TV.

Season three will premiere in early 2020.
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