BBC Studios Showcase, the company’s flagship content and customer event, will return as an in-person gathering in a 2023, and in a new location.
Scheduled for Feb. 27 and 28, 2023, the Showcase will be held in London following nine years in Liverpool. The 2023 edition, which boasts a focus on upstream creative projects from production houses, labels and partners, returns to in-person following two consecutive years as a digital-only event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As the market, and our own business, changes, so does Showcase,” said BBC Studios CEO of global distribution Rebecca Glashow. “Expect to see our offer to customers evolve from a content juggernaut to a series of highly curated matchmaking opportunities that bring our most valued partners, producers and programs together so the richest conversations can take place.”
“Reconnecting with customers for those early copro and pre-sales conversations was invaluable to our producers at the recent Natural History, Science and Docs Days, and we’re looking forward to doing the same thing across the whole range of our content at Showcase,” added BBC Studios Productions CEO Ralph Lee.
The Showcase first began in Brighton in 1976, and was held in Sussex, Bournemouth, Edinburgh, Bristol, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Harrogate through the 1980s. Following a return to Brighton, the event found a new home in Liverpool in 2012.
The BBC Studios International Production & Formats team will also be at the Showcase to present their newest slate of launches to global partners.