The content and customer event will return as an in-person experience on 27th and 28th February, with a fresh focus on upstream creative projects.

BBC Studios announced its flagship content and customer event will return as an in-person experience in 2023 with a fresh focus on upstream creative projects from across its range of production houses, labels and partners.

Taking place on 27th and 28th February, BBC Studios Showcase will relocate to London following nine years in Liverpool.

“As the market, and our own business changes, so does Showcase”, said Rebecca Glashow, CEO Global Distribution, BBC Studios. “Expect to see our offer to customers evolve from a content juggernaut to a series of highly curated match-making opportunities that brings our most valued partners, producers and programmes together so the richest conversations can take place.”

“Reconnecting with customers for those early co-pro 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 Ralph Lee, CEO, BBC Studios Productions.

The BBC’s Showcase began its life in the Old Ship in Brighton in 1976 when 25 European buyers squeezed into the old seafront hotel to watch classic BBC shows like Fawlty Towers, The Good Life and Doctor Who. During the 1980s, the event moved around Sussex, Bournemouth, Edinburgh, Bristol, Stratford-Upon-Avon and Harrogate before returning to Brighton and then, in 2012, finding a new home at Liverpool’s ACC. The last two Showcases were virtual.

Alongside the new look Showcase, BBC Studios will maximise its global network of local experts, from L.A. to Beijing, to bring content to customers in ways and times that best suit them throughout the year.

The BBC Studios’ International Production & Formats teams will also be at BBCS’ Showcase and will present their newest slate of launches to global partners, sharing fresh ideas and key successes from around the world.

Further details about BBC Studios Showcase will be announced in the forthcoming months.