BBC Worldwide is in talks to develop its key products into digital games in a move which could see Doctor Who appearing on many platforms such as DS, Wii, iPhone and Facebook.
The move, reported by MCV, is a turnaround for BBC Worldwide which had retreated from the games business after poor sales caused the closure of its multimedia division in 2005.
The broadcaster is now engaging with software developers to produce high profile versions of its top series such as Doctor Who, Top Gear and The Night Garden, for the games market. Neil Ross Russell, head of Children's and Licensing said the BBC owns the rights to the most well known line up of Children characters around the world outside of Disney. "We are open to conversations with anybody in games about all kinds of business models to see how we can extract more value."
To help develop the brands BBC Worldwide has recruited former EA and Yahoo executive Robert Nashak as Executive Vice President of digital entertainment.