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BBC launches Make It Digital website

The BBC has launched its Make it Digital season with a website that allows users to become digital makers as part of a nationwide push to increase digital skills in the UK.

The mixital website offers people the chance to create a range of content from popular BBC brands such as Strictly Come Dancing, Doctor Who and EastEnders.

Head of digital creativity Martin Wilson said that it was a new direction for the BBC.

“We are handing over creativity tools and BBC assets to the audience, and they can make their own BBC,” he said. “Youngsters made 250,000 games. We were bowled over and felt it proved that young people have a great appetite for making things digitally”.

The mixital website gives youngsters the chance to make their own games, music and stories using BBC assets from popular programmes

Wilson hopes using such BBC brands will engage its younger audience. “Teenagers spend all day on their tablets looking at stuff. This takes the tablet and makes it creative,” he said.

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