PC titles ranging from Tweenies to Balamory are integrated into GSP's UK portfolio.
Software publisher Global Software Publishing Ltd (GSP) has acquired the licence to market and distribute BBC Worldwide's range of PC products in the UK.
The deal means GSP adds the award-winning range of BBC Worldwide software to its portfolio that includes titles from Dorling Kindersley, Disney, Letts Educational, The Times Software Series, Mr Men & Little Miss, Atari and Warner Bros.
The catalogue of titles, previously published through its BBC Multimedia business, includes award-winning 'edutainment' software based on a variety of children's TV brands, including Tweenies, Bob the Builder and Engie Benjy. In addition, the range includes TV-based computer games such as Robot Wars and Ace Lightning.
The agreement with GSP completes BBC Worldwide's move to a licensing operation in the software industry. Going forward, BBC Worldwide will look to develop its diverse range of brands and IP through partnerships with software publishers, and not publish titles itself through BBC Multimedia.
Dave Brass, Managing Director, GSP, said: "I'm delighted to be adding the BBC Worldwide range to our ever growing catalogue of best sellers. The high quality of BBC Worldwide's software, and diverse mix of titles will further consolidate GSP's position as the UK's No.1 Childrens publisher of PC CD ROMs."
BBC Worldwide's Sales & Marketing Director Multimedia, Andy Johnson said: "The combination of our high quality products and GSPs scale of operation will ensure the range benefits from a continued high profile presence and success at retail.
"This arrangement also allows us to focus our efforts on our core brand management strengths, while looking to develop properties in the software industry through partnership, as opposed to developing and publishing ourselves."