[08/14/06 - 12:00 AM]
Gameloft Secures Mobile Gaming Rights to Hit Abc/Touchstone Television Series "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives"

[via press release from ABC]


Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of games for mobile phones, has signed an exclusive multi-year agreement with Touchstone Television to develop, publish and distribute mobile games based on ABC�s award-winning series �Lost� and �Desperate Housewives.�

�Gameloft is proud to partner with ABC Entertainment and Touchstone Television to bring the popular �Desperate Housewives� and �Lost� series to mobile gamers,� said Michel Guillemot, president, Gameloft. �We are excited to develop and deliver games based on these shows to over one billion mobile users worldwide.�

�Both �Lost� and �Desperate Housewives� have loyal and dedicated fans, and we are excited to be able to bring them more ways to interact and engage with their favorite shows and characters,� said Bruce Gersh, senior vice president, business development, ABC Entertainment and Touchstone Television. �We look forward to working together with Gameloft to develop games that capture the defining essence of each show.�

The �Lost� and �Desperate Housewives� mobile games are scheduled for release in early 2007.

About �Lost�

�Lost�stars Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje as Mr. Eko, Naveen Andrews as Sayid, Emilie de Ravin as Claire, Matthew Fox as Jack, Jorge Garcia as Hurley, Josh Holloway as Sawyer, Daniel Dae Kim as Jin, Yunjin Kim as Sun, Evangeline Lilly as Kate, Dominic Monaghan as Charlie, Terry O'Quinn as Locke, Harold Perrineau as Michael, Michelle Rodriguez as Ana Lucia and Cynthia Watros as Libby.

J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof co-created �Lost� and also serve as executive producers, along with Bryan Burk, Jack Bender and Carlton Cuse. �Lost,� which is filmed entirely on location in Hawaii, is from Touchstone Television.

About �Desperate Housewives�

�Desperate Housewives� stars Teri Hatcher as Susan Mayer, Felicity Huffman as Lynette Scavo, Marcia Cross as Bree Van De Kamp, Eva Longoria as Gabrielle Solis, Nicollette Sheridan as Edie Britt, Brenda Strong as Mary Alice Young, James Denton as Mike Delfino, Doug Savant as Tom Scavo, Ricardo Antonio Chavira as Carlos Solis, Mark Moses as Paul Young, Richard Burgi as Karl Mayer, Cody Kasch as Zach Young, Andrea Bowen as Julie Mayer, Shawn Pyfrom as Andrew Van De Kamp and Joy Lauren as Danielle Van De Kamp.

Marc Cherry is executive producer and creator of �Desperate Housewives.� George Perkins also serves as executive producer of the series, which is from Touchstone Television.

About Touchstone Television

Touchstone Television has established itself as one of Hollywood�s leading production companies, supplying critically-acclaimed, quality entertainment to the broadcast and cable television industry. The studio�s 17 new and returning series slated for broadcast and cable television in the 2006-07 season include the international franchise phenomenon �Lost,� �Desperate Housewives� and �Grey�s Anatomy.�

About Gameloft

Gameloft is a leading international publisher and developer of video games for mobile phones. Founded in 1999, it has emerged as one of the top innovators in its field. The company creates games for mobile handsets equipped with Java, Brew or Symbian technology. The total number of mobile handsets with this technology is expected to exceed two billion units in 2008 (ARC GROUP).

Thanks to partnership agreements with leading licensors and personalities such as Ubisoft Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Viacom, Sony Pictures, FifPro, Paris Hilton ent., Lamborghini, Derek Jeter, Vijay Singh, Andrei Schevchenko or Djibril Ciss�, Gameloft has formed strong relationships with international brands. In addition to the partnerships, Gameloft owns and operates such brands as Block Breaker Deluxe, Asphalt: Urban GT and New York Nights.

As a result of agreements with telecom carriers, handset manufacturers, specialized distributors and its online store, Gameloft now boasts a distribution network in over 70 countries.

Gameloft has worldwide offices in New York, San Francisco, Montreal, Quebec, Paris, London, D�sseldorf, Milan, Barcelona, New Delhi, Seoul, Hong Kong, Beijing and Tokyo. Gameloft is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA)

For more information visit www.gameloft.com.

  [august 2006]  


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