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27 March 2024

Golden Boy renewed for third season

Golden Boy, one of the most successful Turkish Drama series of all time, has been renewed for a third season by broadcaster Star TV.

The OGM Pictures-produced title has scored top ratings in Turkey since its launch in October 2022, breaking several viewing records while picking up a string of domestic and international awards. Distributor Eccho Rights has closed deals in more than 120 territories worldwide.

The latest major international territory to sign up the title is Argentina, where Telefe have secured the highly sought-after rights.

“The Golden Boy phenomenon is like nothing we have seen before from a Turkish Drama. With fans returning week after week in Turkey, and new ones joining us all the time around the world, the series’ success shows no signs of slowing down and we can’t wait to see what season three holds,” says Handan Özkubat
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.

Read more about the news on C21media.net.
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.”
10 May 2022

Chrysalis renewed for a third season

CHRYSALIS, the long running drama hit from OGM Pictures in Turkey, has been renewed for a third season. The series, currently airing its second season on Kanal D, has been one of the most popular dramas each week in Turkey since its launch in April 2021, regularly winning a fiercely fought Thursday primetime slot.

“In the highly competitive premium Turkish Drama market, a third season commission is very rare, and therefore testament to the quality of CHRYSALIS, a series with beautiful production values, that is well written and has stunning performances from its central cast,” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights.

CHRYSALIS has already been licensed to broadcasters in more than 40 territories around the world, including Spain, South Africa, a raft of Eastern European territories and throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
18 January 2022

Eccho Rights sells OGM Turkish Dramas to beIN

Eccho Rights has made an agreement with Middle Eastern media group beIN for two Turkish Drama series produced by OGM Pictures, THE RED ROOM and MY HOME MY DESTINY.

THE RED ROOM, currently airing its second season on Turkey’s TV8, is a psychological drama set in a therapist’s office. The title has been a huge breakthrough in Turkish Drama for the past year, scoring massive ratings each week to conquer Friday night prime time and setting the agenda for deep discussions all over the media and online, as the show raises important questions on topics such as domestic violence and mental health.

MY HOME MY DESTINY is the smash hit romance from 2020 that broke viewing records for a drama series on Turkey’s TV8. Also produced by OGM Pictures, the series is led by two of Turkey’s biggest international drama stars Demet Özdemir and İbrahim Çelikkol.
14 September 2020

THE RED ROOM MAKES IMPRESSIVE START

THE RED ROOM, the brand new series from OGM Pictures in Turkey, has made a hugely impressive start to its broadcast on TV8 in Turkey. The first episode was ranked number one in the all important AB demo, and as of the second episode it is now number one in ALL demographics! THE RED ROOM scored a huge share of 23% in AB on Friday 11th September, in the face of stiff competition from popular summer drama series as well as returning favourites.

The Red Room is set in a therapist’s office in Istanbul, where we see vulnerable women who pass through to get treatment and handle their innermost problems. The series tells us various striking stories, which are built around the fact that our past experiences can have a major impact in our future.
7 September 2020

NEW OGM DRAMA SIGN UP

Eccho Rights have added brand new drama series THE RED ROOM to its distribution catalogue. Produced by OGM Pictures in Turkey, THE RED ROOM debuted on TV8 on Friday 4th September, topping the ratings in the AB commercial demo with 19% share. This represents the second collaboration between Eccho Rights and OGM Pictures who together launched hit series MY HOME MY DESTINY on the international market earlier this year.

“This is an important series that will speak to women - and men - around the world who can relate to the issues faced by those entering the clinic, as well as the personal stories of the staff that we see developing over the course of the series,” says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama at Eccho Rights.

Producer Onur Günetanam says "In this series, we will show our audience the effects of childhood experiences, and the way they can shape our future. We are against all physical, sexual and psychological violence. But no country in the world can prevent violence with laws because violence is a bad behaviour, acquired during childhood, that turns into a habit over time.”

The Red Room stars Binnur Kaya, Tülin Özen, Burak Sevinç, Meriç Aral, Halit Özgür Sarı and is directed by Cem Karcı.
11 May 2020

My Home, My Destiny series launch event

On May 7th Eccho Rights hosted an exclusive online event for the launch of new sign up My Home, My Destiny, a Turkish Drama produced by OGM Pictures. The series which is broadcast on TV8 in Turkey, has already scored top ratings and garnered a huge fan following in both the domestic and international markets. The lead roles are played by world famous actors Demet Özdemir and Ibrahim Celikkol. Eccho Rights has signed up the exclusive world-wide distribution rights.

The live online broadcast of the event, was a huge success, with clients attending from more than 70 countries all over the world. Producer Onur Güvenatam from OGM Pictures joined Demet Özdemir and Ibrahim Celikkol as well as Fredrik Af Malmborg, Managing Director at Eccho Rights, to present the series and the story behind it. We were very grateful to Fabricio Ferrara from Prensario Internacional for moderating the discussion. The full event is available to stream here and you can find out more about the series here.