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23 May 2024

Granite Harbour sold to new territories

Eccho Rights has closed a number of deals for the fish-out-of-water, crime drama Granite Harbour which recently aired its second season on BBC Scotland, BBC One and iPlayer.

BBC Studios have licensed Granite Harbour for BBC First in the Netherlands, Belgium and Poland, while TV2 Denmark and TV2 Hungary have both picked up the Aberdeen-set crime caper. BritBox International in the US and Canada, and Acorn TV in Australia and New Zealand, have previously acquired the series with their deals extending to both seasons.

Season two of Granite Harbour scored impressive ratings for BBC Scotland, with the premiere increasing on the broadcaster’s average share by more than 175%.

“We are delighted to see international appetite for Granite Harbour continues to grow. The series represents what global audiences love about British drama; a thrilling crime story underpinned by a strong sense of humour and warmth,” says Lucy Roberts, Director of Sales, Nordics and English speaking world.
20 July 2023

Granite Harbour acquired by BRITBOX & ACORN TV

Eccho Rights have concluded deals with BRITBOX International and ACORN TV, for the British crime drama GRANITE HARBOUR. BRITBOX have confirmed that GRANITE HARBOUR is set to premier on August 1st and will be available for audiences in the US and Canada. ACORN TV will be airing the drama in Australia and New Zealand, later this autumn.

GRANITE HARBOUR, produced by LA PRODUCTIONS in association with DOPAMINE, launched in December of last year on BBC1 and BBC SCOTLAND, and received great response from the public.

"We are thrilled that BRITBOX and ACORN TV have picked up GRANITE HARBOUR. Viewers in the UK loved this fish out of water story and we can’t wait to share it with audiences in North America, Australia and New Zealand,” says Lucy Roberts, Director of Sales at International Distributor Eccho Rights.
24 November 2022

Granite Harbour Premier

It's now just a week until the premiere of the brand new BBC drama Granite Harbour! Produced by La Productions and Dopamine, in association with Eccho Rights, this three part series will air on BBC Scotland and BBC Iplayer from next Thursday, and BBC one from Friday 2nd December.

Arriving in Aberdeen to train as a detective on the DUO Commonality Scheme, ex-RMP officer Davis Lindo sets his sights on impressing his superiors in the North Eastern Police. Despite never having set foot in Scotland before, Lindo is raring to go - a fresh start, away from familial issues in Jamaica, and away from a life he’s keen to forget. However, when a high-profile figure is found dead on Davis’ first day on the job, he finds himself thrown in the deep end, getting a harsh dose of reality.
18 May 2022

Eccho Rights and Dopamine join BBC and LA Productions on Granite Harbour

Eccho Rights and Mexican studio Dopamine (Connie Nielsen and Christopher Eccleston vehicle Close to Me) are partnering on bringing upcoming BBC Drama Granite Harbour to the international market!

Granite Harbour centers on the story of Lance Corporal Davis Lindo (Romario Simpson). Having completed his final tour with the Royal Military Police in Jamaica, Lindo dreams of being a detective at New Scotland Yard. However, he finds himself being sent to train as a Detective Constable in the North East of Scotland, and he must quickly adapt to his new life in Aberdeen, a world away from anything this soldier has known before. Together with his mentor DCI Tara ‘Bart’ Bartlett (Hannah Donaldson) he must navigate the choppy waters of their first case – the murder of one of Aberdeen’s most recognisable faces from the Oil Industry. Suddenly, Lindo and Bartlett find themselves thrust into a corporate battle between old and new energy.

“This fish-out-of-water story spoke to us as perfect for the international market. It provides a unique insight into the UK from an outsider’s perspective, as Lindo has to navigate the complex world of British police work - something he thought would feel familiar but ultimately wasn’t at all what he was expecting,” says Adam Barth, Director of Co-productions, Acquisitions and Development at Eccho Rights.

“As an international company with a different perspective ourselves, Lindo’s story resonated with us and we are delighted to partner with Eccho Rights, the fantastic team at LA Productions and of course the BBC on bringing this exciting new series to viewers all over the world,” says Fidela Navarro CEO of Dopamine.

The series, produced by UK LA Productions for BBC One, BBC Scotland and iPlayer, is currently in production and Eccho Rights will launch the series for international sales later this year.
9 May 2022

Compulsion licensed to Paramount+ in Australia, LATAM and the Nordics

Channel 5 drama COMPULSION has been licensed to Paramount+, to debut exclusively as an Original scripted series in Australia, LATAM and the Nordics by international distributor Eccho Rights.

Produced by LA Productions in association with Eccho Rights, COMPULSION is a thrilling family drama that follows Jenny, a woman on the verge of losing everything, who meets a stranger who seems to have the answers to her problems. But just how far is Jenny prepared to go to save her family?

"COMPULSION is a gripping thriller, but with a human story at its core, and though Jenny finds herself in an extraordinary situation, international audiences will easily relate to her predicament of just wanting the best for her family,” Lucy Roberts, Director of Sales, Western Europe at Eccho Rights.