BBC Studios Showcase

BBC Studios Showcase moves to new London venue for 2024 edition

BBC Studios is moving its annual Showcase to a new Central London location for 2024. The invite-only content and customer event will now take place from 26-27 February at 180 Studios, The Strand, during the week of London TV Screenings, which recently unveiled its schedule. The company’s flagship content market, which attracts around 700 buyers […]

BBC Studios scraps physical Showcase and moves online for 2021

BBC Studios (BBCS) is turning its annual sales extravaganza BBC Showcase – which has taken place in the UK city of Liverpool over recent years – into a digital-only event. The virtual Showcase will include a three-day programme of events running from 22 to 24 February, with BBCS promising “innovative, cutting-edge technology” that will allow […]

Exclusive: BBC Studios unveils plans & programming for Showcase 2020

BBC Studios has unveiled details of its forthcoming Showcase sales extravaganza in the UK city of Liverpool next month, which will host talent including Game Of Thrones star Richard Dormer, Doctor Who‘s Jodie Whittaker and hundreds of buyers. The BBC Studios Showcase 2020 marks the 44th incarnation of the annual event for the commercial arm […]

TBI Weekly: Windowing battle brews for the BBC  

Senior producers and BBC Studios execs have spoken out about the public broadcaster’s plans to extend the 30-day iPlayer window into a full year, as BBC Two lags six months behind Amazon’s premiere date for big-budget co-production Good Omens. The future of the BBC’s catch-up service – where hit show Bodyguard racked up around 10.8m views […]

BBC Showcase: Studios backs Luther commissioner’s drama prodco

BBC Studios has taken a minority stake in a new scripted prodco from Luther commissioner Elizabeth Kilgarriff and Craig Holleworth. Kilgarriff most recently served as senior commissioning editor for drama, while Holleworth was head of business. Their new outfit, Firebird Pictures, has agreed a distribution deal with BBC Studios in addition to the investment. Kilgarriff […]

UK Screenings: BBC Studios’ new chapter for Showcase

President of global markets Paul Dempsey tells TBI how the annual Showcase event has evolved, and how the merged producer-distributor is navigating the new content landscape This year’s Showcase is, in many ways, a landmark year for the UK’s public service broadcaster, which will, for the first time, welcome more than 700 buyers to Liverpool […]

BBC Studios Showcase: Going upstream for premium drama

The BBC Studios merger has allowed scripted execs to get closer to IP much earlier in the game – a strategy that is paying dividends across drama and comedy As a result of the BBC Studios merger, conversations for scripted programming are now further “upstream”, with the distributor coming in much earlier in the development […]

BBC Studios Showcase: Drone’s eye-view on natural history

Newly appointed unscripted portfolio director Mark Reynolds tells TBI the merged BBC Studios is “more focused on premium than ever” with a clear set of priorities across all genres, including natural history, science and history.  In recent years, some of the BBC’s most premium, global-facing content has emerged from natural history, with the likes of […]

Exclusive: BBC Studios Showcase unveils line-up

Drama Republic’s Pure (pictured) and 72 Films’ global history series Icons are among the programmes headlining next year’s BBC Studios Showcase. The annual event will mark its 43rd year and the first under the integrated BBC Studios banner. Running from 17-20 February in Liverpool, Showcase will include two in-depth drama sessions, Crime Pays and Bold Stories For Our Time. […]