Sparks Eccho


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, […]

Korean formats travel to Europe, Lat Am

Korean media company CJ E&M has sold a batch of formats, including quiz series Crazy Market and revenge drama Ice Adonis (pictured), into Europe and South America. The deals see 13x60mins quiz Crazy Market heading to producer Ballandi Multimedia in Italy. The format sees contestants’ knowledge of food elements tested against experts in a series […]

Mid East nets buys Eccho’s Turkish drama

Four broadcasters in the Middle East will simultaneously broadcast Turkish drama Karadayi following deals with distributor Eccho Rights. Qatar TV, CBC in Egypt, MTV in Lebanon and Rotana in the Gulf will all air the show, which comes from Turkish drama producer Ay Yapim (The End, Ezel) and broadcasts on ATV in Turkey to strong […]

Eccho Rights opens base in Turkey

Eccho Rights has been a vocal proponent of the Turkish drama genre and is now consolidating that faith by launching a base in Istanbul. The Scandinavian-based distributor, part of the Sparks Eccho group, has appointed Turkish television veteran Handan Özkubat in to run the new office, which will sit alongside Eccho Rights’ bases in Stockholm […]

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 […]