Natural History Unit’s Africa

BBC Worldwide Showcase, an international TV market hosted by BBC, will be welcoming 700 TV buyers from around the world when it opens its doors on February 24 at Liverpool’s Convention Centre.

This year it will be hosting special events to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who and to spotlight the BBC Natural History Unit’s highly acclaimed series Africa, which the distributor has already sold to 12 countries including Singapore (Mediacorp), Germany (WDR), Netherlands (NPO), Sweden (SVT), Australia (Channel Ten), New Zealand (TVNZ) and Ukraine (Mega TV).

BBC Worldwide Showcase enables the BBC’s commercial arm to generate programme sales on behalf of the BBC and independent producers. It provides a major boost to television exports and accounts for around 20% of BBC Worldwide’s annual programme sales.