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Global Eagle Entertainment and China Telecom Satellite Communications Co. Ltd Announce Partnership to Offer In-flight

Global Eagle Entertainment and China Telecom Satellite Communications Co. Ltd
Announce Partnership to Offer In-flight Connectivity Services in the People's
Republic of China

   Chinese Airlines Seeking to Operate In-flight Connectivity Service Will
                      Benefit From Partnership's Support

 All Airlines Flying Into and Over China Can Access High-Quality Connectivity

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. and BEIJING, July 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- A
memorandum of understanding (MOU) to jointly develop, implement and support
in-flight connectivity solutions for Chinese airlines was signed between
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq:ENT), the leading provider of
satellite-based in-flight WiFi and device-based entertainment for airlines
around the world, and China Telecom Satellite Communications Co. Ltd, the
wholly-owned subsidiary of China Telecom that specializes in satellite
communications operations. The MOU also offers support to non-Chinese airlines
that fly into and over the People's Republic of China.

The partnership between these respected leaders in satellite-based in-flight
connectivity and satellite communications is designed to provide strong
support to help Chinese airlines develop and operate a unique, reliable and
enjoyable in-flight connectivity service that reflects the preference of the
airlines and its' passengers. Moreover, the partnership will extend
high-quality connectivity services to non-Chinese airlines that have travel
routes into and over China.

"China Telecom Satellite is a prestigious and professional organization that
represents innovation and excellence in satellite communications," said John
LaValle, Chief Executive Officer of Global Eagle Entertainment. "We look
forward to a partnership that takes full advantage of our respective abilities
to deliver superior in-flight connectivity for airline customers."

Under the MOU, Global Eagle Entertainment subsidiary Row 44 will provide its
world-leading, satellite-based in-flight connectivity platform, including
hardware and software. Row 44 will also provide its expertise in efficient
program management and in the development and operation of advanced in-flight
services to increase passenger loyalty and airline revenues.

China Telecom Satellite Communications Co. Ltd will offer airlines a menu of
services that include global satellite connectivity, network security and
policy compliance management, customer billing, customer services, content
delivery, and WiFi and Internet Service Provider (ISP) support.These services
can be utilized individually or integrated as needed in order to help airlines
maximize the productivity of its in-flight connectivity solution.

In addition, China Telecom Satellite will also provide satellite and network
services within China for Global Eagle's non-Chinese airline customers.

According to an executive in charge of China Telecom Satellite Communications
Co. Ltd., Global Eagle has been focusing on providing superior aeronautical
information products and a high level of services, and China Telecom Satellite
is pleased to become business partners with such a great company.China
Telecom Satellite noted that they believe that through the companies' joint
efforts, they can promote the continuous development of the Chinese in-flight
connectivity industry.

About Global Eagle

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. is the leading full service platform offering
both content and connectivity for the worldwide airline industry. Through its
combined content, distribution and technology platforms, Global Eagle provides
airlines and the millions of travelers they serve with the industry's most
complete offering of in-flight video content, e-commerce and information
services. Find out more at www.globaleagleent.com.

About China Telecom Satellite Communications Co. Ltd

Dedicated to satellite communications services, China Telecom Satellite
Communications Co. Ltd, as a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Telecom,
specializes in the operation of its parent corporation's satellite
communications business. It serves as the resource center, product integration
center and professional support center of China Telecom's satellite
communications business, mainly engaged in Satellite mobile communications,
VSAT communications, International private line and Satellite broadband
access, etc. Providing integrated (Aviation/Land) satellite communications and
broadcasting operating service with characteristics to subscribers.

CONTACT: Media Contacts:
         Karin Pellmann
         kpellmann@row44.com
         646-515-6933