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Turkish indies launch distribution business

Turkish production companies Medyapim and Ay Yapim have teamed to launch a new distribution business. Medyapim Ay Yapim Drama Distribution Entertainment (MADD) will carry programming from both producers, and marks one of the first local distributors to have launched in the Turkish market, which has been dominated by third-party groups such as Eccho Rights and […]

South Korean first for Turkish drama

South Korean channel GTV has acquired what it claims to be the first Turkish drama series to air on Korean television. GTV will show the title, Phi, in November as it looks to introduce Turkish drama to the Korean market. The channel focuses on a female audience with a line up of lifestyle, cookery and […]

Exotic drama slate for Eccho

Scandinavia-based distributor Eccho Rights is taking varied slate of new drama to MIPCOM. The firm has closed deals for Turkish, Latin American and Korean formats to expand its catalogue ahead of the market. From Turkish producer Ay Yapim, which was part of Eccho’s former sister firm, Sparks Network, comes Fox Turkey’s Wings of Love (Bana […]

Spanish net remaking Turkish drama The End

Spanish commercial broadcaster Telecinco has ordered a local version of well-travelled Turkish scripted format The End. The Spanish series will be titled El Accidente and goes on air next year, with Globomedia attached to produce, as previously reported. This is the third European remake of the crime drama. In the Netherlands, Vlucht HS13 (Flight HS13) […]

SVT buys Turkish drama

Swedish pubcaster SVT has acquired another Turkish drama from Scandinavia-based distributor Eccho Rights. Having already taken two Eccho-distributed Turkish series, SVT has now licensed Broken Pieces (Paramparça), which Endemol Shine Turkey produces for Star TV. The series will run daily for 20 weeks in a 7.30pm slot on STV2 the autumn, with SVT’s team in […]

Turkish drama The End remade for Dutch PSB

Dutch pubcaster KRO-NCRV is remaking Turkish psychological drama The End, with filming on adaptation beginning this week. This follows a deal with Scandinavia-based distributor Eccho Rights, which has carved out a niche as a key vendor of Turkish scripted. Locally, the show will be known as Vlucht HS13 (Flight HS13), with producer Column Film attached […]

Turkish drama completes Lat Am set

Turkish drama Ezel has now been sold into every Latin American territory following a new round of deals. Unitel in Bolivia, TV Accion in Paraguay, Latina in Peru and Caracol in Colombia have bought the show from Eccho Rights, which sells the Ay Yapim-produced show in Latin America in conjunction with local vendor SOMOS Distribution. […]

US deals for Turkish dramas

Two US Hispanic channels in the US have bought Turkish dramas as the latter’s scripted fare continues to make inroads into the market. Eccho Rights sells several Turkish series internationally and has shopped popular Ay Yapim series Kurt Seyit and Sura to MundoFox, the Fox International Channels-operated US Hispanic service. The channel will air the […]

Turkey: imports and exports

Following this week’s Discop Istanbul event, TBI speaks to Turkey’s main distribution companies about how changes in the domestic market are impacting their business, how they are dealing with the challenge of selling into the Middle East and how Turkish drama is becoming hot property in Latin America. A country of 20 million TV homes, […]

MIPTV 2014: Eccho Rights launching Turkish drama

Distributor Eccho Rights is launching Turkish romantic drama Kurt Seyit & Sura – Epic Love in Cannes. The show tells the show of dasher womaniser from a Crimean family who falls in love with the daughter of a Russian noble family. The 40x45mins show comes from prolific Turkish drama producer Ay Yapim and went out […]