BBC Showcase


Riz Ahmed: British TV “has no choice” but to take more risks

Actor and Englistan creator Riz Ahmed has said that British TV “has no choice” but to take more creative risks in order to keep pace with international rivals. Ahmed, who has starred in films such as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and HBO limited series The Night Of, said that the US is constantly “betting on new horses” and that […]

Exclusive: BBC Studios takes Great Britons format to Peru

BBC Studios has struck its first format deal in Peru for British format Great Britons, which will make an appearance as Grandes Peruanos on Peruvian pubcasters TV Peru and Canal IPe. In the series, the audience nominates an individual who, in its opinion, should be recognised as the greatest Peruvian of all time. Viewers will […]

BBC Studios Showcase: World of Wonder

Feel-good formats are still driving audiences, and BBC Studios’ formats team meets the demand with a playalong quiz show and warm, social issue-driven fact ent formats. Creative director of formats Sumi Connock tells TBI what to expect out of this year’s Showcase.  Warm and authentic fare continues to dominate the formats market, with audiences craving […]

South Korea set to adapt BBC drama Luther

At BBC’s annual Showcase event, South Korean broadcaster MBC (Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation) will be making a local version of Luther. The South Korean counterpart will premiere in late October. Luther will join BBC series Mistresses and Life on Mars in the territory this year. A Russian version of Luther was previously made by production company […]

BBC Showcase to host tech giants Apple, Netflix & more

BBC Worldwide Showcase 2018, held later this month (February 18-21), will be hosting Apple, Netflix, Amazon, Facebook, Hulu and more digital giants in Liverpool, UK. The Showcase, which brings together buyers with A-list talent, commissioners and producers, will also play host to localised SVOD players such as Showmax, Stan and iFlix. Joining the streamers, stars […]

Worldwide kids: Miami and Liverpool beckon

With trips to Miami and Liverpool coming up, Henrietta Hurford-Jones, BBC Worldwide’s director of childrens, tells TBI about new and returning shows, and her kids TV shopping list. The calendar for kids execs is well-populated with kids conferences, markets, screenings and producer get-togethers, and Showcase comes just days after the Kidscreen event, which corrals all […]

TBI DISTRIBUTOR SURVEY 2016: Market growth?

Having drilled into the kids and scripted businesses in depth in previous surveys, TBI has reached out to distributors around the world to tap into the issues impacting their business. In part two of our 2016 survey, we reveal what global distributors think are the crucial programming markets, or whether they are cutting down on […]

Under the bonnet of the new Top Gear

Top Gear is the biggest factual TV show in the world, and one of the biggest earners for BBC Worldwide. So UK pubcaster the BBC and its commercial arm had good cause to be concerned when its star presenter Jeremy Clarkson hit one of the production team, starting a chain of events that saw him […]