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18 June 2020

ECCHO RIGHTS COMPLETES SOUTH KOREAN DEALS

Eccho Rights has arranged deals for four top international drama series with platforms in South Korea.

VLAD from Romania’s PRO TV and THE END from producers Ay Yapim in Turkey, have both been picked up by a new channel specialising in Eurasian content, while BITTER SWEET LIFE, a Turkish hit from Sürec Film is making its way to a family-focused channel courtesy of Mint Media Group. Completing this latest round of sales in South Korea is TROTSKY, the historical drama from Sreda Production Company in Russia which has been acquired by Catch On.

“South Korea is known globally as a great source country for drama series, but there is also a thirst for broadcasters to import new international content to the country. We have seen that interest in Turkish Drama continues to grow and there is now an increasing demand for even greater diversity – something we are delighted to be able to offer in the form of high quality series from previously untapped countries such as VLAD from Romania and TROTSKY from Russia,” says Deborah Youn, Head of Asia Business at Eccho Rights
3 February 2020

VLAD SELLS INTO BULGARIA

Eccho Rights has made a deal in Bulgaria with bTV for three seasons of drama series Vlad, considered by critics as one of the best Romanian series of all time.

Launched internationally at last year’s MIPTV, where the series was selected for The Wit’s Fresh TV conference, the drama is produced by Romanian channel Pro TV. Its first season launched in February-March of 2019 scoring such impressive results that a second season followed shortly after in September of the same year. Being able to uphold its popularity with audiences, a third season was commissioned and will launch this spring. 

“We keep a close eye on the international drama landscape and are excited to see that new and promising projects continue to gain international traction, independent of their origin and language. Romania is a fascinating and fast-growing market and we are proud to present Vlad, undoubtedly one of the most impressive productions out of the territory. We look forward to bringing it to international audiences and are convinced it will be a success in Bulgaria”, says Handan Özkubat, Director of Turkish Drama as well as Sales Executive for Romania and Bulgaria at Eccho Rights.
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.