Kids game portal BBC Jam to close after competition complaints
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Kids will have to look elsewhere for educational entertainment, after the European Commission received complaints that the British Broadcasting Corporation's website was "unfair competition" to the commercial online games market.
BBC jam offers educationally-oriented games aimed at 5 to 16-year-olds, created with an operating budget of £150 million (US$290 million) over five years, US$85 million of which allocated to independent content producers. The government funded service is formally requesting proposals on how it should promote education and learning digitally, without being "non-compliant".
NUT Cymru, a Welsh teachers' union, is worried about the closure.
- Gary Rusak. "BBC drops kids Jam web portal after commercial gamecos complain to EC" — , March 14, 2007
- "'Worry' over suspended BBC site" — , March 14, 2007
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