The Turkish drama was aquired by TV4 in Sweden for its TV4GOLD and Sjuan linear channels, as well as streamers CMore and TV4 Play; while Finland’s MTV Oy acquired it for CMore and Katsomo.
International distributor Eccho Rights has made landmark deals for Turkish Drama series Golden Boy, with broadcasters in Sweden and Finland.
The title, which has been an enormous success each week on Turkey’s Star TV since launching in September 2022, becomes the first Turkish Drama picked up by a commercial broadcaster in Sweden, with TV4 acquiring the rights for its TV4GOLD and Sjuan linear channels, as well as streamer CMore and TV4 Play.
And a deal with MTV Oy represents the first time ever that a Turkish series has been licensed by a Finnish broadcast group, with Golden Boy to stream on CMore and Katsomo in Finland.
“We are thrilled to once again be at the forefront of bringing Turkish Drama to new audiences. Golden Boy’s extraordinary success so far makes it an easy choice for broadcasters looking to test something new,” says Melis Hamacioglu, Director of Digital Media Acquisition & Content Sales, MENA, India, Pakistan & Western Europe at Eccho Rights.
Golden Boy was the most watched series of 2022 in Turkey, scoring ratings higher than had been seen for many years. The title has continued strongly into 2023 and continues to rank as the number one drama series in the country each week.
Internationally the series has been licensed to more than 35 territories worldwide in less than six months since its launch.
Golden Boy, produced by OGM Pictures for Star TV, is a classic family drama that tells the story of two sisters, Seyran and Suna, whose paths cross with golden boy Ferit. The two sisters’ lives change forever when Ferit decides to marry Seyran instead of Suna. Seyran will be the new bride in a family full of betrayals, lies and secrets, while Suna will start making revenge plans to get back her stolen future. The series stars Afra Saraoğlu, Mert Ramazan Demir & Çetin Tekindor.