Eccho Rights

Round up: Netflix plunders ZDFE factual pirate original;  Eccho to shop Turkey’s ‘Chrysalis’; Beyond takes ‘Nina & Olga’ distribution rights

Netflix plunders ZDFE factual pirate original Netflix has picked up The Lost Pirate Kingdom, a new six-part factual series co-produced by ZDF Enterprises and its affiliate UK prodco World Media Rights. The series will debut globally on 15 March as a Netflix Original, with ZDF Enterprises distributing the new series worldwide outside of the territories […]

News round-up: TVN snags Fremantle’s ‘kindness’ format; Eccho sells ‘Legacy’; Can’t Stop’s ‘Pharaohs’ travel

TVN takes Fremantle’s Great Giveback Poland’s TVN has ordered a local version of a reality format originally created by Motive Television in Ireland, with Fremantle selling globally. The Great Giveback, which launched on Virgin Media One in Ireland earlier this year, sees successful and well-off families connecting with those less fortunate in their community. They […]

Viaplay orders boarding school drama, Eccho takes ‘Threesome’

Nordic Entertainment (NENT) Group’s streamer Viaplay has ordered a Swedish drama about life at a boarding school for its burgeoning originals slate, which is set to hit 40 shows next year. A Class Apart is based on an idea by Henrik Schyffert and Gustaf Skördeman, with Banijay’s Nordic prodco Jarowskij co-producing alongside Brommamamma, in partnership with Film […]

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 […]

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