Eccho Rights


Eccho brings in ex-Endemol Shine sales exec

Eccho Rights has brought in former Endemol Shine International sales director Dorit Schilling and a new drama development exec, Karin Strandberg Blom. Schilling (pictured) will sell Eccho Rights’ programming in German-speaking Europe  and will also handle acquisitions and coproduction activity in these territories. Schilling started her TV career at BBC Worldwide before moving to ITV, […]

Eccho reveals Black Heart

Scandinavia-based Eccho Rights’ latest Turkish drama for the international market is Aka Film’s series for Show TV, Black Heart. The scripted programme follows a brother seeking justice for the cold-blooded murder of his journalist sister, who was close to exposing a powerful media tycoon as a corrupt gangster. The brother exploits a young orphan girl […]

TV4 recruits Finnish Nurses for format

Swedish commercial channel TV4 is to remake Finnish drama Nurses following a deal with distributor Eccho Rights. The resulting series will be TV4’s first medical drama. The commission is for two seasons, with the show known locally at Syrror and launching in the autumn. This comes after Eccho, which represents the Yellow Films & Television-created […]

Eccho sells Turkish series into Lat Am

Eccho Rights has struck two deals for its Turkish drama series Karadayi in Latin America. Mega in Chile and Telefe in Argentina have bought the series, which comes from Turkey’s leading drama producer Ay Yapim, the prodco behind Ezel and Fatmagül. The same pair of broadcasters bought Ezel, also distributed by Eccho, earlier this year. […]

Scripted format deal for Eccho’s Elif

Indonesian broadcaster SCTV has ordered a local version of Elif, the Turkish drama distributed internationally by Eccho Rights. The drama follows a young girl after she is sent away from home to protect her from her dangerous stepfather. Only the head of the household staff knows where Elif comes from. The Indonesian version of Elif […]

Change at Sparks Eccho as Keshet nabs Asia boss

Sparks Eccho Group has found a new Asian chief, with former incumbent Gary Pudney (pictured) moving to launch a new Hong Kong office for distributor Keshet International. Local market veteran Nixon Yau Lim has joined Sparks Eccho Group as head of Asia. Pudney, meanwhile, has joined Keshet Media Group-owned KI in the new role of […]

Turkish drama completes Lat Am set

Turkish drama Ezel has now been sold into every Latin American territory following a new round of deals. Unitel in Bolivia, TV Accion in Paraguay, Latina in Peru and Caracol in Colombia have bought the show from Eccho Rights, which sells the Ay Yapim-produced show in Latin America in conjunction with local vendor SOMOS Distribution. […]

Eccho poaches Imagina exec for Lat Am role

Eccho Rights has hired Barbora Susterova to become its first head of Latin America. Susterova (pictured) joins the Spark Eccho Group-owned distributor this month from Spanish giant Imagina, where she has handled sales of territories including Latin America for the past eight years. Eccho has recently sold Turkish drama Ezel into ten Latin American territories, […]

Fox champions Eccho’s Japanese format

US broadcast network will premiere a local version of Japanese format Beat the Champions later this month. The 21st Century Fox-owned network has struck a deal wit format distributor Eccho Rights for the show, and will run a primetime special on June 30. The format, originally from TV Asahi, see select amateurs pit themselves against […]

Busan Contents Market: 2015 report

TBI speaks to the international content companies that attended the ninth edition of the Busan Contents Market and the organisers of the South Korean market Busan Contents Market wants to establish itself as the number one programming market in Asia, says Jong Sang Koo, chairman of the event’s executive committee and media professor at Dongseo […]