MONTREAL, May 31, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Interactive entertainment company
Ludia Inc. today announced that it has sold over 10 million games
across digital and console platforms since the release of its first
title The Price Is Right three years ago. This figure equates to a Ludia game being sold on
average every 10 seconds across mobile, PC, and consoles. As of today,
four Ludia games have risen to the desirable top 10 Paid Apps spot on
the Apple App Store and over seven million Facebook users have
installed Ludia's The Price Is Right and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.
"I am very proud of the Ludia team and all we have achieved together to
propel us to this exciting milestone today," said Alex Thabet, Founder
and CEO of Ludia Inc. "Our expanded Facebook and mobile strategy
combined with our multi-platform console releases will continue to
foster years of future growth."
The second half of Ludia's 2011 slate includes the release of 11 new
games. The company will also expand its Facebook offering to feature a
broad range of titles including five new TV game shows, a major film
franchise, and an original IP.
To fuel Ludia's ongoing growth, the company plans to hire 50 new
employees by the end of the year.
About Ludia Inc. 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™, The Bachelor & The Bachelorette, Family Feud®, Hell's
Kitchen™, 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
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 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 "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire"
Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is hosted by the Emmy Award-winning Meredith Vieira and currently is in
its ninth season in syndication. The hit game show is produced by
Valleycrest Productions Ltd. and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic
Television. Rich Sirop is executive producer. Meredith Vieira is
co-executive producer. For more information about Millionaire, go to http://www.millionairetv.com
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