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Bridging the gap: Solving viewer fatigue with scripted series

Serialised drama has soared in popularity over recent years, but as the number of shows on offer continues to multiply, Nick Edwards asks whether audiences are getting tired of long-term commitment Long-running, immersive TV series have come to define our drama consumption over recent history. First, there were the early pioneering shows such as Hill […]

News round-up: Blast! Films restructures; Eccho signs Born Wild deal; ZDFE’s ‘Great Inventions’ sells; IMDb extends SPT’s ‘Alex Rider’

Blast! Films rejigs as creative chiefs depart Sky Studios-backed producer Blast! Films has rejigged its senior team, with creative directors James O’Reilly and David Hodgkinson stepping down. Tanya Winston is moving from executive producer to become creative director alongside Graeme McAulay, currently creative executive at The Garden. Elsewhere, Jago Lee is leaving fellow UK outfit Blakeway to […]

Euro, Lat Am & African broadcasters agree to ‘The Promise’

Broadcasters in Europe, Africa and Latin America have acquired Turkish drama series The Promise, following deals with CJ ENM-owned distributor Eccho Rights. Telemundo in Puerto Rico, Kanal 5 in North Macedonia, RTL Klub in Hungary, DigitalB in Albania and 2M in Morocco have all picked up the series, which was originally produced by Karamel Yapim […]

CJ ENM’s Eccho Rights strikes Sony deal for local language drama

CJ ENM-owned distributor Eccho Rights has struck a deal that will see it represent local language dramas from Sony Pictures Television (SPT). The exclusive representation agreement with SPT will see 15 titles from all over the world join the Swedish company’s slate this autumn. The new additions include Korea’s Leverage – a 2019 remake of the […]

News round-up: MIA reveals line-up; Eccho strikes Ukraine deal; BBC Two goes fishing again

MIA reveals line-up Italian drama event Mercato Internazionale Audiovisivo (MIA) has unveiled its initial line-up of projects set to be pitched to prospective buyers next month. The sixth edition of MIA, which takes place in Rome from 14 to 18 October 2020 in Rome at the Palazzo Barberini, will offer “a safe and Covid-proof environment,” […]

Eccho Rights rejigs Turkish drama sales & acquisitions with Handan Özkubat promotion

CJ ENM-owned distributor Eccho Rights has reshuffled the sales and acquisition division for its Turkish content by promoting Handan Özkubat to a new role. Özkubat, who was previously director of Turkish drama, takes up the newly created role of head of sales and acquisition with a remit covering all Turkish content and responsibility for overseeing […]

News round-up: Eccho snags Korean drama deal; Scorpion’s ‘Seahorse’ sells; TVF joins Netflix-bound David Foster doc

CJENM’s Eccho expands SBS scripted format deal Eccho Rights, the Nordic-based distributor backed by CJENM, has struck a new scripted formats pact with fellow South Korean media giant SBS. The agreement with SBS Contents Hub will see Eccho represent SBS scripted formats Queen Of Ambition and Incarnation Of Money, expanding the companies’ existing scripted format […]

News roundup: ‘Vlad’, ‘Trotsky’ and more int’l deals with South Korea; CW takes stab at ‘Killer Camp’ format; Hayu Australia inks exclusive ‘Chrisley’ deal; and more…

Eccho Rights strikes int’l deals with South Korean platforms South Korean platforms, including the broadcaster Catch On and Mint Media Group, have picked up international dramas Vlad, The End, Bitter Sweet Life and Trotsky, following deals with international distributors Eccho Rights. Vlad from Romania’s Pro TV and The End from producers Ay Yapim in Turkey, have both been picked […]

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