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9 December 2021

Raft of Swedish dramas sells to the Far East

Eccho Rights has secured deals for several top Swedish drama titles to broadcasters and platforms in Japan and South Korea. TVing in South Korea has acquired THREESOME, LOVE ME and HONOUR for its expanding line up of international content. And in Japan, WOWOW has picked up the blue-sky crime drama HAMMARVIK, joining HONOUR, which was acquired during the summer.

TVing is the latest major international platform to bet on THREESOME, after deals with Channel 4 (UK), CANAL+ (France) and RTL (Germany) were all announced last month for the Yellow Bird-produced series. The young-adult relationship drama premiered across the Nordics on NENT Group’s streamer Viaplay in August 2021.

“THREESOME has established itself as one of our most in-demand properties, since winning universal critical acclaim in Sweden after its release earlier this year,” says Nicola Söderlund, Managing partner at Eccho Rights.

HONOUR (produced by Bigster) continues its remarkable international journey, now sold into more than 60 territories worldwide. The third season of the female-led legal thriller is currently shooting in Stockholm, slated for a spring 2022 release on Viaplay. HAMMARVIK (Nordisk Film & TV), created exclusively for television by multi-million selling novelist Camilla Läckberg, is one of NENT Group’s most successful titles of all time, watched by record audiences on both TV3 and streamer Viaplay. Season three of the blue-sky crime drama premieres 12th December on Viaplay. Romantic comedy-drama LOVE ME (Warner Bros. International), as well as breaking viewing records for Viaplay, has won a number of awards, including Sweden’s most prestigious television prize Kristallen, for Best TV Drama in 2020.
17 August 2021


Leading Japanese broadcaster WOWOW has acquired hit drama series Honour. Produced by Bigster for Nordic Entertainment Group’s Viaplay, Honour is already one of the most successful Swedish TV exports of all time, and has now sold to more than 60 territories worldwide. The series will occupy one of WOWOW's Premiere slots on its WOWOW On Demand streaming service, where top US and European drama series are showcased exclusively for the Japanese audience.

Debuting in 2019, HONOUR has proven hugely popular both in Sweden and abroad. The series became the first Viaplay Original ever to secure international pre-sales and returned in the spring of 2021 for a well received second season. A third season has been commissioned, to premiere in 2022.
17 March 2020


Eccho Rights has closed a deal with bTV Media Group in Bulgaria for a package of series hailing from Sweden, including dramatic thriller Conspiracy of Silence, long-running crime series Maria Wern and female-led drama Honour.

“Scandi drama continues to enjoy enormous popularity around the world and we are very content to bring these outstanding titles to Bulgaria. The Balkans are very interesting for us not only in terms of sales but also looking at the developments in original programming from the region”, says Nicola Söderlund, Managing Partner at Eccho Rights at Eccho Rights.