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9 March 2020

ECCHO RIGHTS TO REPRESENT TURKISH DRAMA LEGACY

Turkish production company Karamel Yapim has closed a deal with distributor Eccho Rights to represent their upcoming Daily Drama LEGACY (Emanet) worldwide. The series is currently in production and set to launch on Kanal 7 on March 24th where it will follow in the footsteps of the channel’s other successful daily dramas, like The Promise. The Promise, also produced by Karamel Yapim for Kanal 7 in Turkey, which continues with record breaking ratings since its launch in February of last year, has sold widely internationally and has been renewed for a third season in Turkey.

“We are proud to continue our fruitful collaboration with Karamel Yapim having represented Daily Dramas Prisoner of Love and The Promise with great response from our clients. Legacy is a captivating and emotional story that touches on family, loyalty and love in a way that audiences can connect to all over the world”, says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights.


4 March 2020

INVISIBLE HEROES IN MULTIPLE TERRITORIES

Invisible Heroes, that recently won Prix Europa for best drama series 2019, has been licensed to new clients worldwide including RTBF in Belgium and ETV in Estonia following previously announced sales to the United States and Spain. The series is a unique collaboration between Finnish and Chilean broadcasters YLE and Chilevisión.

“We have received incredible feedback and are happy to see Invisible Heroes continuing its internationally trajectory as well as being recognized by festivals around the world,” says Nicola Söderlund, Managing Partner at Eccho Rights.

The series premiered successfully in Finland last year and so far, also premiered in Sweden to excellent results. It tells the story of Finnish diplomat Tapani Brotherus who, against the explicit orders of his own country, saved over 2000 Chilean citizens from persecution by the General Pinochet’s government following his military coup in 1973 in Chile.
3 February 2020

VLAD SELLS INTO BULGARIA

Eccho Rights has made a deal in Bulgaria with bTV for three seasons of drama series Vlad, considered by critics as one of the best Romanian series of all time.

Launched internationally at last year’s MIPTV, where the series was selected for The Wit’s Fresh TV conference, the drama is produced by Romanian channel Pro TV. Its first season launched in February-March of 2019 scoring such impressive results that a second season followed shortly after in September of the same year. Being able to uphold its popularity with audiences, a third season was commissioned and will launch this spring. 

“We keep a close eye on the international drama landscape and are excited to see that new and promising projects continue to gain international traction, independent of their origin and language. Romania is a fascinating and fast-growing market and we are proud to present Vlad, undoubtedly one of the most impressive productions out of the territory. We look forward to bringing it to international audiences and are convinced it will be a success in Bulgaria”, says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama as well as Sales Executive for Romania and Bulgaria at Eccho Rights.
13 January 2020

THE PROMISE TO NEW TERRITORIES

Eccho Rights has closed several deals for Turkish Drama Series The Promise. In October, the drama was renewed for a third season (250x45min), adding to the over 300 episodes of the first two seasons.

The series, which was one of last season’s breakout-hits in Turkey, has been sold to Bosnia (OBN), Serbia (Pink) and Bulgaria (BTV) joining Poland, India, Lithuania, Romania and Georgia which picked up the drama last year.

Produced by Karamel Yapim, the series is currently in its second season on Kanal 7 where it continues to obtain stellar results. During its first season The Promise scored more than three times Kanal 7’s average share and the channel's rank rose from 8th overall to 3rd place during broadcast of the tension-filled, romantic, family drama.

16 December 2019

NURSES ADAPTATION IN FRANCE

Eccho Rights has closed a deal with Federation Entertainment in France to adapt Finnish series Nurses (Syke). The French version, H24, is currently in production for TF1. Filming just finished and the series will air early 2020. The cast includes some of France's most famous and distinguished actresses: Anne Parillaud, Barbara Cabrita, Florence Coste and Frédérique Bel. The show continues its successful run throughout Europe where it has spawned various adaptations , just recently in Slovakia .

"The scripts for Nurses are so beautifully written and well crafted that it's easy to adapt in another country. The producers from Federation said that they just had to make minor changes regarding the medical procedures but the rest was merely a translation. This proves how universal and relatable the stories are to basically any country in the world" says Nicola Söderlund, Managing Partner at Eccho Rights.
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.
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