Eccho Rights

Virgin Media TV & Sundance Now order fact-based Irish drama, ‘The Vanishing Triangle’

Ireland’s Virgin Media Television and US-based AMC Network’s Sundance Now have commissioned The Vanishing Triangle, a new Irish drama series based on true events. The 6 x 60-minute series will go into production later this year, produced by Ireland’s Park Films, Paper Plane Productions in the US and 87 Films in the UK. Sundance Now holds […]

Korea’s HOW Pictures to adapt Swedish dramas ‘Honour’ & ‘Love Me’

Korean prodco HOW Pictures has acquired the rights to adapt a pair of Swedish dramas, Honour and Love Me, after striking a deal with Eccho Rights. Both shows are Viaplay originals, with legal thriller Honour following the story of four female partners of the Swedish law firm Heder. While they fight for justice, the lawyers […]

Polsat orders local version of Zelenskyy comedy ‘Servant Of The People’

Polsat has commissioned a local adaptation of Servant Of The People, the Ukrainian comedy series that originally starred president Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Polot Media is currently in production on the Polish version under the local title of Sługa Narodu. Marcin Hycnar will star as an ordinary man who is unwittingly voted president, while Maciej Bieliński will […]

Night Train Media buys Eccho Rights from South Korea’s CJ ENM

Germany’s Night Train Media has acquired Eccho Rights from Korean media group CJ ENM, with one of the distribution company’s co-founders set to retire. The Swedish company will continue to operate as an independent entity within NTM, with Eccho’s CEO Fredrik af Malmborg remaining in post with “a substantial shareholding” in Eccho Rights. Fellow co-founder, Nicola Söderlund, is […]

Eccho Rights hires Calinos & Fox alum to drive direct-to-consumer growth

CJ ENM-owned distributor Eccho Rights has hired a Calinos Entertainment exec as director of digital media acquisition & content sales. Melis Hamamcioglu had been international content sales director for Calinos for the past three years and before that held roles at Fox Networks Group and Digiturk (now beIN). She will be joining the team at […]

Scripted round up: Eccho Rights to shop ‘Granite Harbour’; Telemundo & Inter Medya team-up; Fiction Valley links with Pieter Bart Korthuis

Eccho Rights to shop ‘Granite Harbour’ Eccho Rights has acquired global distribution rights to upcoming BBC drama Granite Harbour. The series, produced by UK outfit LA Productions for BBC One, BBC Scotland and BBC iPlayer, is currently in production and Eccho Rights will launch the series for international sales later this year. The series is […]

Swedish streamer C More boards Icelandic drama ‘As Long As We Live’

Swedish SVOD platform C More has boarded Icelandic drama series As Long As We Live, following a deal with distributor Eccho Rights. The streamer will partner with Icelandic producers Glassriver and broadcaster Stod 2 on the relationship drama, which is now greenlit to go into production this summer. The series is created by and will star Aníta Briem […]

Looking beyond the headlines of Korea’s booming scripted biz

Everybody knows about Squid Game, but how much do you know about the TV industry that created it? Nick Edwards takes a deep dive into South Korea’s production industry and finds out what makes it tick By the far the ‘buzziest’ show of 2021 was Netflix’s comic-book like dystopian thriller Squid Game. Following in the […]

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