Eccholine


Eccholine expands into UK with Endemol, Zodiak alum in charge

Former Endemol, Twentieth Century Fox and Zodiak exec Peter Van den Bussche has joined production outfit Eccholine to head up the company’s new UK operation. Eccholine was set up in 2011 by Ludo Poppe, creator of adventure race reality format Peking Express, and produces formats such as Ninja Warrior and Nomads for broadcasters around the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ninja Warrior travels to Europe from Japan’s TBS

Japanese free-to-air broadcaster TBS will launch its Ninja Warrior format at MIPCOM. The series, which challenges contestants to the complete the world’s toughest obstacle course, has already launched in the US and Asia. Ludo Poppe’s Eccholine will be working with TBS on the Japanese launch. Poppe is the former boss of Belgian prodco Kanakna. In […]