Eccho Rights’ co-founder Fredrik af Malmborg has stepped down from his CEO position.
Herbert L. Kloiber, Chairman of the Eccho Rights Board and CEO of Eccho’s mom firm Night Train Media, will assume the position on an interim foundation as Eccho integrates into the broader group. Night Train acquired Eccho in July last year, in a serious transfer for a comparatively quiet worldwide distribution M&A market.
Kloiber stated: “I wish to categorical our profound gratitude to Fredrik. His imaginative and prescient and willpower have been the driving pressure behind Eccho Rights’ status and success, notably in constructing an unlimited content material catalogue and a trusted model for Turkish drama collection world wide.”
The information comes forward of Mipcom Cannes subsequent month, and a day after we revealed one other long-serving European gross sales chief, Stuart Baxter, was leaving his submit at eOne.
As a part of the adjustments, Oskar Malmquist, Eccho’s Head of Business Affairs, has been promoted to the position of COO.
Furthermore, Eccho’s co-productions and acquisitions chief Adam Barth will be a part of Night Train’s content material workforce. He will now additionally lead the gross sales workforce for English-language content material beneath a brand new title, Director of Co-productions and Distribution.
Eccho’s distribution will proceed beneath the Eccho Rights banner, with all Eccho gross sales executives in unchanged roles. We recently revealed Tess Charman had joined the corporate as Director of Sales for Continental Europe.
Af Malmborg’s enterprise associate Nicola Söderlund stepped down final yr after the Night Train deal.
In 2004, the pair based Sparks Network, which might grow to be Eccho Rights in 2012. The distributor has a catalog of greater than 7,000 hours of worldwide tv drama, and licenses greater than 17,000 hours yearly from its places of work in Stockholm, London, Istanbul and Madrid.
Night Train stated Eccho Rights might be “doubling down” on Turkish drama, which has grow to be an enormous cash spinner for the corporate. Handan Özkubat will proceed to guide as Director of Turkish Drama.