BBC making games

Media boss gets excited.

The BBC is set to make a significant return to the videogame market, with new media boss Simon Nelson expected to be planning the big reveal at next week's Edinburgh Interactive Festival, GamesIndustry.biz is reporting.

Nelson is due to deliver his keynote on Tuesday 14, to discuss how games will become part of the BBC's new media portfolio, and what the corporation has to learn from the videogames business.

The BBC currently offers games via the CBBC and CBeebies channels, as well as flash games on various key-brand web channels.

Last month it launched an on-demand TV service via the iPlayer, allowing users to download and view TV content. According to the Scotland on Sunday report, this service may extend to a games offering.

Simon Nelson has been credited with expanding BBC brands on digital platforms including DAB digital radio, the internet, digital television and mobiles.

Last week it was revealed that Eidos will be publishing a game based on the BBC's Dr. Who, in development at Ironstone Partners.

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