Eccho Rights has agreed an output deal with Imedi in Georgia for a package of new drama series from Turkish producer Ay Yapim.. The deal includes two huge hits from this fall; Insider and Brave And Beautiful, as well as the new series Heart of the City with Kerem Bursin in the lead, which will premiere later this Winter. FiPiCi, a series based on the million-selling novels of the same name will join the slate early next year, and also included are three feature films from Ay Yapim – Delibal, My Grandfather’s People and A Small September Affair.
“This amazing package from Ay Yapim is generating huge interest, and we are currently in intense negotiaton in an additional 30 countries around the world. We expect to announce more deals in the coming weeks. The success of Insider is of great interest internationally, with amazing ratings in Turkey that continue to rise each week, while the huge stars Kivanc Tatlitug and Tuba Büyüküstün starring opposite one another in Brave And Beautiful is something that Turkish drama fans all over the world have been waiting for for a long time,” notes Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing Director at Eccho Rights.
The distributor announced a deal for the four brand new series with Mega in Chile during Mipcom, and this week is continuing the global sales drive at ATF in Singapore. Brave and Beautiful (103 x 45 min) is the launch of the season on Star TV in Turkey with Tuba Büyüküstün and Kıvanç Tatlıtuğ in the leading roles. The first four episodes have aired with strong ratings. Insider (126 x 45 min) is the a very powerful success on Show TV in Turkey scoring the highest ratings in Turkey for years. Heart of the City is premiering on ATV in January 2017 and FiPiCi is premiering on Puhu in early 2017