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17 October 2023

Golden Boy to join HBO Max in Latin America

Warner Bros. Discovery has acquired Turkish Drama sensation Golden Boy, for HBO Max in Latin America. The series will premiere on the platform under the local titles El Chico de Oro (Spanish) and O Canto do Pássaro (Portuguese), during 2024.

"We are thrilled to once more be teaming with Warner Bros. Discovery, to bring the best in international drama to its platforms. Golden Boy is the biggest hit to come out of Turkey for many years and we are very excited to share it with LATAM audiences on HBO Max,” says Barbora Suster, Head of Latin America and Iberia at Golden Boy distributor Eccho Rights.

Produced by OGM Pictures for Star TV, Golden Boy scored record-breaking ratings during 2022, and having recently returned for a second season, has resumed its position as the most popular TV drama in Turkey each week.

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12 October 2023

Golden Boy sold to more than 100 countries

Turkish Drama series Golden Boy has now been licensed to more than 100 countries, following the latest raft of deals completed by international distributor Eccho Rights. Azam Channels have picked up the title across Africa, with Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Malawi, Ghana, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe all set to air the hit series, which recently returned for its second season in Turkey.

The OGM Pictures-produced drama has also been sold to Poland (TVP), Czechia (Nova TV), Serbia (Happy TV) and Kazakhstan (Khabar) in the past month and 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. Earlier in 2023, Golden Boy 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).

Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama, Eccho Rights: “With the start of the second season in Turkey, Golden Boy has cemented its position as the most watched drama series in the country each week, and now in more than 100 countries worldwide the title is unarguably one of the most successful Turkish Drama series we have ever seen in the international market.”
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).
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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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.
17 January 2023

Golden Boy sold to over 30+ countries

The hit Turkish Drama series Golden Boy, produced by OGM Pictures, has sold to more than 30 countries in 3 months since its launch at MIPCOM in October 2022.

Latest sales territories include Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovena and Montenegro (Nova TV), North Macedonia (Kanal 5), Georgia (Imedi TV) and Romania (Antena 1/Happy Channel). Immediately following its launch, the series was licensed to 23 territories throughout the MENA region through MBC Group, while several more deals have been completed.

Since first airing on Star TV in September 2022, Golden Boy has topped the ratings chart each week in Turkey. By December it was established as the most watched drama of the year, with the top 5 highest television audiences of 2022 all belonging to the series.

“It is years since we have seen anything like this performance from a drama series in Turkey, so it is no surprise that the interest among international buyers is especially high for this amazing title," says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama.
3 October 2022

Eccho Rights partners with OGM Pictures on new series, Golden Boy

Eccho Rights is proud to announce that we are partnering once more with OGM Pictures, on their brand new series Golden Boy.

Golden Boy is a classic family drama that tells the story of two sisters whose paths cross with the heir to a family full of betrayal, lies and secrets.

“OGM Pictures continues to push the boundaries of television production in Turkey, and Golden Boy is another remarkable series, that fans are already in love with,” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights. The series secured a massive lead at the top of the viewing charts after the second episode aired on Star TV last Friday night. The new weekly drama scored a staggering 7,5% rating and over 6 million viewers in Turkey!