BBC Worldwide Showcase


Worldwide ambitions open the Showcase – BBC content event

BBC Worldwide’s annual four-day programming sales event in Liverpool, England, is a regular trip for 700-plus buyers. TBI looks what the commercial arm of the BBC is planning in 2018 These are momentous times for the BBC, the UK’s public service broadcaster. While it is under constant ideological pressure from some corners of the British […]

White Gold shines at BBCWW’s Showcase

White Gold was the most popular show among buyers at the BBC Worldwide Showcase event in Liverpool this week. The upcoming BBC comedy, which is set in 1980s Essex and sees several of The Inbetweeners team reuniting, had the highest rating among the assembled acquisition execs in town for Showcase. It ranked ahead of wildlife […]

BBC Worldwide Showcase: big drama in Liverpool

Buyers will get a first look at some of 2017’s most-anticipated dramas at BBC Worldwide Showcase including first looks at the new Top of the Lake, starring Nicole Kidman, Jimmy McGovern’s Broken, and Peter Moffat’s period drama The Last Post. Misha Glenny’s McMafia will also be on show while White Gold, reuniting several of The […]

BBC’s German drama SS-GB sells as Berlinale begins

Upcoming BBC conspiracy drama SS-GB has found European homes ahead of its world premiere here in Germany’s trendy capital city at the Berlinale International Film Festival. German commercial broadcaster RTL is among the pre-buyers of the drama, which reimagines a Europe in which Adolf Hitler’s Luftwaffe won the Second Battle of Britain and occupies the […]

Rakuten’s Wuaki.TV plans to launch across Europe

Wuaki.TV, dubbed the ‘Spanish Netflix’, plans to launch across all major European territories, according to founder and CEO Jacinto Roca, the company’s founder and CEO. The platform, which is owned by Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, is already in talks with content providers ahead of rolling out in new territories. Roca was speaking about Wuaki.TV at […]