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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.
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.

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.
29 November 2019

ECCHO RIGHTS BRINGS SCANDINAVIAN TITLES TO TOPIC

Eccho Rights has sold a trio of Scandinavian titles to Topic, a new streaming service launching on November 21, 2019 in the United States and Canada.

Highly successful Swedish drama HONOUR, which was recently renewed for a second season, premiered on Viaplay in August to record-breaking viewing figures. Based on an idea by Sofia Helin the series was developed together with Alexandra Rapaport, Julia Dufvenius and Anja Lundqvist who also star. The series is produced by Stockholm-based production company Bigster (co-headed by Rapaport).

Coming from Sweden as well is the gripping thriller CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE produced by Brain Academy. Directed by Charlotte Brändström, known around the world for her work on acclaimed series such as Outlander, the series explores the murky world of the international arms trade. The series premiered on Viaplay in September 2018.

Award-winning series INVISIBLE HEROES follows the remarkable exploits of Finnish diplomat Tapani Brotherus. The series was commissioned in a unique collaboration between Finnish broadcaster YLE and Chilevisión with a successful run in Finland this spring and an upcoming launch this fall in Chile. Recently, the drama was awarded various nominations for best series. 

“We are very happy to start this fruitful collaboration with Topic, bringing quality content from all over the world to the US, a territory that is continuously opening up more to international, Non-English language productions” said Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing Director of Eccho Rights.

8 November 2019

North Star scores top ratings in Turkey

North Star roduced by Sürec Film for Show TV is developing incredibly well on Saturday nights in Turkey. The series has almost doubled the ratings from the strong start in September, now being the unquestioned No.1 in all target groups. North Star scores a stable 8% ratings and 20% share.

The romantic drama tells the story of Kuzey who grew up in a rural village in the north of Turkey where life was simple - he would get a job work in the family business, marry a local girl, have children of his own and then the cycle would start over again. But he couldn't escape the lure of the city, and having moved away to study as a young man he decided to stay and build a new life for himself. 

30 October 2019

VLAD SEASON THREE COMMISSIONED IN ROMANIA

Romanian Pro TV has commissioned a third season of drama series VLAD following the smash hit success of the first two seasons, aired earlier this year.

Hailed by local critics as one of the best Romanian drama series of all time, VLAD scored top ratings both during its first season in February-March 2019 and on its return in September this year. VLAD was launched earlier this year at MIPTV in April where it was selected for the WIT's Fresh TV Conference.

“VLAD is the most ambitious scripted project that we have ever had at Pro TV, and we are extremely happy with the way it was received by the local audience. We are so excited to see where the third season will take us,” says Antonii Mangov, Senior Programming Executive at Pro TV.

Season three will premiere in early 2020.
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