SEATTLE, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- GameHouse®, a division of RealNetworks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), today announced an exclusive licensing agreement to develop social games based on the game show, LET'S MAKE A DEAL. Under the multi-year agreement, GameHouse will develop branded social and casual games for the modern classic game show beginning with its first release on Facebook in the fall of 2011. GameHouse is a leading global provider of casual games for multiple platforms including PC, online, social and mobile.
"GameHouse works directly with top IP owners like FremantleMedia Enterprises to further their brands and reach new audiences," said Matt Hulett, senior vice president, RealNetworks. "By partnering with FME to develop the social version of 'Let's Make A Deal,' GameHouse continues our commitment to bringing world-class entertainment properties to life through fun and engaging games."
LET'S MAKE A DEAL is the ultimate high-stakes entertainment game show where audience members dress up in outlandish costumes to get host Wayne Brady's attention. Contestants make deals and have the chance to win big prizes and exciting trips to exotic locales -- but must watch out for the Zonks! With the help of announcer Jonathan Mangum and model Tiffany Coyne, Brady ultimately sets up the "Big Deal of the Day" for one lucky contestant.
"We are thrilled to partner with GameHouse to extend the 'Let's Make A Deal' experience for our fans," said Nicholas Dale, manager, interactive for FremantleMedia Enterprises. "Social games are a natural extension of our properties and the interactive nature of 'Let's Make A Deal' makes it a perfect fit for this platform."
ABOUT LET'S MAKE A DEAL
LET'S MAKE A DEAL is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Mike Richards ("The Price is Right") is the executive producer. The one-hour show is broadcast weekdays (check local listings) on the CBS Television Network.
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 FremantleMedia North America, UFA, talkbackTHAMES, FremantleMedia Australia and Original Productions amongst others) has operations in 22 countries, one of the most comprehensive global networks, creating nearly 10,000 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), Hole In The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK), Take Me Out, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, and Neighbours.
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