Eccho Rights


Flipping the script

In June, the Spanish city of Pamplona-Iruña will host the third edition of Conecta Fiction, a four-day annual event where the creativity, financing and co-production of scripted TV will take centre stage. Andy Fry reports Explaining why Conecta Fiction adds value to what is already a packed schedule of markets and networking events, its director […]

Why Eccho Rights looked for scale in CJ ENM

Newly acquired by Korean media powerhouse CJ ENM, Stockholm-headquartered distributor Eccho Rights is to expand into new markets and drive more co-productions between Korea and Europe in 2019.  Fredrik af Malmborg, co-owner of Eccho Rights, has told TBI that the distributor, best known for Turkish drama, has extensive international expansion plans as a result of […]

Korea’s CJ ENM buys European distributor Eccho Rights

South Korea’s CJ ENM has acquired European distributor Eccho Rights as part of a major international expansion. The business has taken a majority stake in the Stockholm-headquartered distributor, which has offices in Istanbul, Madrid, Seoul and Manilla, and is best known for a robust slate of Turkish content. The move comes as CJ ENM looks […]

Spanish drama El Accidente sells across Lat Am

Eccho Rights and DirecTV have completed a deal to offer Spanish drama, El Accidente, on DirecTV’s pay TV susbcription service and digital platforms all across Latin America. The hit series from Globomedia in Spain is set to air on DirecTV’s OnDIRECTV channel later this year. El Accidente’s premiere on Telecinco in November 2017 was the most successful new drama launch […]

Spain’s Atresmedia secures Turkish drama Ezel from Eccho

Spanish broadcaster Atresmedia Television has acquired Turkish drama Ezel from Eccho Rights for broadcast on its Nova channel. The series is produced by Ay Yapim, whose series Fatmagül already airs successfully on the same station. The story of a young man on a mission for revenge following betrayal by his friends and fiancé, Ezel is one of the best-known titles in Turkish drama history […]

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 […]

Viaplay commits to Conspiracy of Silence

MTG video streaming service Viaplay has ordered an eight-part political thriller named Conspiracy of Silence. The announcement comes on the same day HBO Europe unveiled its first original series from the Nordic region, Gösta. Set in murky world of the international arms trade, the drama will follow Jens Hultén (Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) as […]

TBI Weekly: Disney challenges loom

Disney has had a tough week. On one end news emerged that the company is looking to cut costs, which may lead to significant job losses, and on the other a New Zealand broadcaster has claimed its deal with the group is behind a drop in its profits. The Walt Disney Company is looking to […]

TBI Weekly: Digital giants invest in original teams

This week saw veteran programming execs move over to digital giants Apple and YouTube, as the platforms make a further push into original programming. Originals execs set to do the job at Apple & YouTube   Former president and general manager of US basic cable channel WGN America (WGNA) Matt Cherniss joined Apple, his former […]

Eccho Rights recruits in Seoul

Eccho Rights has added to its Asian team with the recruitment of Deborah Youn, who will be based in the distributor’s new office in Seoul, South Korea. Deborah comes from iMBC where, as Sales Manager, she has been responsible for global distribution and digital licensing of Korean broadcaster MBC’s content. She also oversaw the acquisition of English-language programming […]

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