Ludia announces 100 new jobs in 2012

MONTREAL, Nov. 1, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Interactive entertainment company Ludia Inc. today announced its plan to hire 100 new employees by the end of 2012. Located in the Old Montreal, the studio is currently experiencing a growing success on social networks and mobile platforms. This strong growth is fueled by big hits such as The Price Is RightTM, Where's Waldo?®, and Family Feud®.

"The expertise that Ludia developed in the past years on social networks and mobile platforms leads us to a unique position to fully benefit from the video game industry's fastest growing sectors." said Alex Thabet, President and CEO of Ludia Inc. "Ludia needs to rapidly accelerate its production capacity and expand its team in order to support its progress."

Ludia's schedule of launches for 2012 will count over 20 new games combining big properties and original concepts adapted for social networks, mobile platforms, and connected consoles.

A list of jobs offered is available at www.jobs.ludia.com

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About Ludia
Ludia creates and distributes cross-platform interactive entertainment with mass consumer appeal. Located in Montreal and founded by experienced industry players, Ludia's innovative and high-quality product portfolio consists of original and branded properties including The Amazing Race™, Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?®, The Bachelor & The Bachelorette, Family Feud®, Hell's Kitchen™, Hole In The Wall™, Hollywood Squares™, Press Your Luck, The Price Is Right™, Pyramid, Where's Waldo?® and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

ABOUT FREMANTLEMEDIA ENTERPRISES & FREMANTLEMEDIA
FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators and producers of entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of the RTL Group, Europe's largest television and radio broadcast company, which is in turn 90 percent owned by Bertelsmann AG, one of the world's major media and entertainment companies. FremantleMedia's worldwide production arm is responsible for many of the world's highest rated prime time entertainment, drama, serial drama and factual entertainment programmes. FremantleMedia Enterprises is the brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, offering a one-stop-shop for all Licensing, Distribution and Home Entertainment around the world. The FremantleMedia Group (which includes talkbackTHAMES, UFA and Grundy amongst others) has operations in 22 countries, one of the most comprehensive global networks, creating over 14,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300 individual titles. FremantleMedia has some of the world's most sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally, produces such programmes as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions in the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK), Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), Neighbours, The Bill, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife and Hole In The Wall.

About FREMANTLEMEDIA NORTH AMERICA
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. production division of global media giant FremantleMedia.  Based in Burbank, California, FMNA produces entertaining and innovative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online platforms, including the Emmy-nominated musical/reality phenomenon "American Idol" (FOX), "America's Got Talent" (NBC), "What Chilli Wants" (VH1), "Kirstie Alley's BIG LIFE" (A&E), "Downfall" (ABC), "Let's Make A Deal" (CBS), "Family Feud" (syn), "The Price Is Right" (CBS), and the much-anticipated "The X Factor" (FOX) for Fall 2011.

About "THE PRICE IS RIGHT"
The Price Is Right, the longest-running game show in television history, is hosted by Drew Carey and produced by FremantleMedia North America, The Price Is Right is broadcast weekdays (11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.

About Classic Media
Classic Media, one of the world's largest independent entertainment companies, is a leader in reinventing the classics of yesterday and creating the classics of tomorrow. The Company owns and manages a globally-recognized portfolio of well-known family and pop-culture entertainment brands, including Where's Waldo?®Casper the Friendly Ghost®Lassie®, The Lone Ranger®, Postman Pat®, and new global brands Tinga Tinga Tales® and Guess with Jess®. Big Idea, a member of the Classic Media family, is the leading faith-based studio and producer of children's programming, including the best-selling animated series, VeggieTales®. More than 3,600 hours of Classic Media programming is distributed in more than 170 territories worldwide and showcased in multiple formats, including TV, film, home video, consumer products, publishing, digital, and music.  Visit us at www.classicmedia.tv.

About Where's Waldo?
Created by Martin Handford and first published in 1987, Where's Waldo? is one of the most recognizable characters in the world and a pop-culture icon. A global publishing phenomenon with 50+ million books sold worldwide, the successful series is published in over 38 countries and has been translated into more than 25 languages. JOIN THE SEARCH! as the ultimate world traveler graduates beyond books and gets his digital passport. Online, in-store, or at events--who knows where Waldo will be spotted next?  Join the search at www.whereswaldo.com.

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SOURCE LUDIA INC.

For further information:

Marion Assaad
Ludia Inc.
(514)313-3370
massaad@ludia.com

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