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Babel hires new Audio Director– Heidi Newell

Babel is pleased to announce the appointment of Heidi Newell as Director of Audio. Heidi is based in Babel’s Montreal studio where she has assumed the overall responsibility for managing Babel’s expanding audio business and in-house audio post production lab.

24 th May 2011

Heidi has spent over 16 years in the games industry working for a number of top games companies, such as Electronic Arts, Big Fish Games and Foundation 9 Entertainment. Heidi arrives at a busy time for Babel’s audio team, recording the source English audio for one of this year’s AAA titles, as well as the localised audio on several projects, including one of the year’s most anticipated sequels.

Richard Leinfellner, CEO at Babel says, "I am very pleased that Heidi has decided to join us as she brings with her a wealth of audio knowledge built up from working with the best people and voice talent in the industry. Under her leadership we plan to continue growing our audio business offering rapid, high quality, and cost effective solutions for our clients."

Babel provides a global delivery capability via its facilities in Montreal, Brighton and New Delhi. Using its three time zones, a QA team of over 600 testers and a localisation department that is currently translating over 1 million words per month, the company is able to offer maximum scale when needed for time-critical launch titles.

For details contact info@babelmedia.com, or call +44 1273 764100

Notes to Editor

Babel is the leading global provider of outsourced specialist services to the games and interactive entertainment industries. Founded in 1999, the company is part of the renowned Quatrro Group of companies, pioneers in business transformation.

Babel’s award winning service provides highly cost effective quality assurance testing, text translation, English and localised audio recording and localised print for PC, Console, Handheld, Online and Mobile titles. Babel is an approved Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation and Nintendo QA test partner, a registered developer of Apple, Android and QUALCOMM, as well as an official test house for Nokia, Java Verified and Vodafone.

Babel works with a wide range of clients’, including SCE, SEGA, Nintendo, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Microsoft, THQ, Warner Bros, DreamWorks, Vodafone, Digital Chocolate, Gameloft, Nokia, BBC, Popcap, Netflix, Shazam, Square Enix, Atari, Namco Bandai, Activision-Blizzard, Lucas Arts, Konami, Bethesda Softworks, Webzen and Take 2.

Keith Russell

VP Sales and Marketing


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