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The BBC getting back into gaming

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 25 Jan 2010 2:07 User comments (3)

The BBC getting back into gaming MCV is reporting today that the BBC is actively trying to get back into gaming, looking to turn intellectual properties into DS, Wii and iPhone games. The company is also looking to turn the properties into games that can be played online via social networking sites such as Facebook.
Of the popular properties the BBC is looking to convert, Doctor Who, Top Gear, and In The Night Garden are the most popular.

"We are open to conversations with anybody in games about all kinds of business models to see how we can extract more value,"
said Neil Ross Russell, MD of licensing. "Outside of Disney we have the most well-known line-up of children’s characters around the world."

"We've been reactive to the market in the last few years," adds Dave Anderson, head of multimedia development at BBC Worldwide, noting that the company closed its gaming division in 2005. "There were a few opportunistic licensing deals, but we were largely aggregating and holding on to our properties to wait and see how the market developed."

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3 user comments

125.1.2010 8:16

A video game based on Doctor Who? Sweet!

227.1.2010 3:49

A game based on Top gear how will that work???

327.1.2010 4:03

Originally posted by borhan9:
A game based on Top gear how will that work???
Aherm.. Maybe something to do with cars.. either that or new and exciting ways to smash caravans. hehe

I suspect what they want to do is port their back catalogue of flash based games being produced...

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