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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 […]

Eccho showcasing Warner Bros. Scandi drama

Eccho Rights is to sell a Warner Bros. and TV4 drama. Crime series Maria Wern is based on a series of novels from author Anna Jansson, and has performed well for TV4 in Sweden and Das Erste in Germany. Eccho’s deal includes eight episodes of the first season and another eight that are planned to […]

Eccho poaches Imagina sales boss

Eccho Rights has hired Laura Miñarro as director of coproduction and scripted. Miñarro joins from Spain’s Mediapro, where she was general manager of the Imagina International sales operation. She also served as VP, international copro at Mediapro’s Globomedia. At Eccho she will be based in Madrid and work alongside Lat Am and Iberia chief Barbora […]

Deal round up: Fremantle pitches in with Tent City

FremantleMedia North America has scored a production deal with US prodco Tent City Entertainment, to-line news in today’s round up. The deal will see FremantleMedia’s US arm working with Tent City co-founders and former LMNO Productions execs Lori Rothschild Ansaldi and Lisa Bourgoujian (pictured) on true crime programming. LA-based Tent City is known for shows […]

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 […]

Netflix buys buzzy Ukraine comedy drama

Netflix has acquired Servant of the People and the hit Ukrainian comedy drama will play on the SVOD operator’s international services. It has landed a show currently in the news, after Fox optioned it last week, with a view to making a US version. Today’s deal is global, meaning Netflix will bring the original version […]

Fox taking Ukrainian drama format into the US

Fox Studios has scooped the rights to Ukrainian political comedy Servant of the People and will attempt to get the show away in the US. Ron Howard and Brian Grazer prodco Imagine Entertainment will make the US version of the show, which follows an ordinary teacher who, after venting his spleen at the state of […]

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 […]