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Swedish format wins over TV Lab viewers

A Swedish format in which a celebrity sets out to meet all of their online friends and followers in person was voted the best programme to come out of this year’s TV Lab on Dutch broadcaster Ned3. Audiences rated Sputnik Media’s remake of My 5,000 Friends at 9.2 out of 10 on aspects such as […]

Mastiff acquires Eccho’s Exit

Zodiak-owned Mastiff has picked up Eccho Rights entertainment format Exit, as one of several deals Scandinavian-based vendor Eccho has secured. Mastiff has secured Danish production rights on the much-travelled hi-octane format, which originated on NTV in Japan, though no broadcaster has been announced. “We are very optimistic that we will go into production in our […]

Denmark’s Mastiff buys Japanese gameshow format

Danish producer Mastiff has acquired rights to Japanese gameshow Exit from vendor Eccho Rights. The entertainment format comes from Japanese producer Kenichiro Akiyama and has broadcast in the territory on Nippon Television for three seasons. The format sees teams of contestants take on mental and physical challenges against the clock to escape from locked rooms. […]

China covers Canadian singing format

China’s Enlight Media has bought local format rights to Cover Me Canada, a competition reality series in which unsigned music acts perform well known hits. The deal, scored with Eccho Rights’ Asian office, will see Enlight create a local version. Enlight produces the Chinese versions of major formats such as X Factor, Got Talent and […]

Exclusive: Turkish drama The End to get US remake

Ghost Whisperer producer Sander/Moses Productions is to remake a Turkish drama for US audiences, TBI has learned – a deal described as the first of its kind. Sander/Moses has acquired remake rights to psychological thriller The End, which comes from Turkish prodco Ay Yapim and broadcaster ATV. The original tells the story of a wife […]

Sparks Eccho launches format fund

Europe-based Sparks Eccho has created a development fund to incubate new formats. The fund will provide seed financing for paper formats and existing ideas to get them to pilot stage and create a “sound business proposition”. Eccho Rights, the sales arm of the merged Sparks Eccho Group, will then take on distribution rights. Sparks Eccho’s […]

MIPTV News: Eccho Rights wants to Crack Them Up

Scandinavia-based distributor Eccho Rights is launching a Ukrainian comedy panel format with a twist at MIPTV. Crack Them Up sees members of the public attempt to make a fair of comedian panelists laugh, gaining cash in the process. The ‘reverse’ panel show’s host can award money for even the slightest hint of a smile on […]

Burlesque format sells into Ukraine

Eccho Rights (fka Sparks Network) has sold its Lady Burlesque format into Ukraine. Free-to-air broadcaster Inter TV has taken local rights and will make a Ukrainian version of the show. It has already proved popular on Sky Italia channel Sky Uno. The producers claim that the show empowers women to show off their femininity through […]

East meets West as Japan opens its Treasure Box

The double whammy effect of not importing formats and lengthy primetimes filled with original shows means Japanese broadcasters are prolific producers of entertainment series. Takeshi’s Castle, Dragon’s Den, America’s Funniest Home Videos and Iron Chef are huge properties that originated in Japan, but the number of hit international formats is small in proportion to the […]

Eccho’s Exit travels across Europe

A raft of European versions of Japanese gameshow Exit are to be produced after Eccho Rights struck a number of option deals. The gameshow, which originally launched in Nippon Television in Japan, has been optioned by All3Media-owned German production company MME Entertainment, French production company Elephant Group, Channel Peretz in Russia and OWT in Sweden. […]