Eccho Rights recently finalized deals with Sweden’s TV4 and Finland's MTV3 for a package of premium Korean Drama series. “Eccho Rights has long been championing the extraordinary creativity and quality in the Korean drama industry, so it is no surprise to us that demand for these series is taking off around the world,” says Lucy Roberts, Director of Sales, Western Europe at Eccho Rights.
Both platforms have picked up three action-packed thrillers from Eccho Rights, "Trap" and "Strangers From Hell," produced by CJ ENM, as well as "Taxi Driver" from SBS. TV4 and MTV3 become the first local broadcasters in their respective countries to acquire South Korean content. “With a strong presence in Seoul and close relationships with every media and broadcast group in South Korea, Eccho Rights is in a unique position to provide Korean content to broadcasters and VOD platforms worldwide, looking to acquire the best K Dramas for their markets,” says Fredrik af Malmborg, Managing Director at Eccho Rights.
The company's Seoul-based office was established in 2017, and was eventually owned mainly by CJ ENM, most often recognized for its popular project, "Parasite". In addition to its popular original television productions, the company also engages in a variety of businesses across the industry spectrum including media content, film, performing arts, and animation.
The title included in the agreement are "Taxi Drver," a 16-part series that shows a taxi service taking revenge on behalf of victims who are unable to get justice from the law, as well as "Trap," a seven-part drama that tells the story of a renowned news reporter with a picture-perfect life is trapped in a gruesome hunting game that tragically kills his son. "Strangers From Hell" showcases a penniless intern moves into a cheap and shabby dormitory, but pays a heavy price when he learns that its residents are psychopathic killers.
With a strong presence in Seoul and close relationships with every media and broadcast group in South Korea, Eccho Rights is in a unique position to provide Korean content to broadcasters and VOD platforms worldwide, looking to acquire the best K Dramas for their markets.” Fredrik af Malmborg Managing Director, Eccho Rights.