global eagle entertainment i (ENT) Key Developments
Etihad Airways and Global Eagle Partner to Deliver IFE Content Across Six Partner Airline Fleets
Sep 30 15
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. announced a major agreement with Etihad Airways to provide inflight entertainment (IFE) content aboard six airlines of Etihad Airways Partners. Etihad Airways has spearheaded this innovative IFE initiative, the first of its type in the industry, to provide an enhanced and consistent passenger experience while also generating cost efficiencies across participating carriers, including India'sJet Airways, Germany's airberlin, Alitalia of Italy, Air Seychelles of the Seychelles Islands, and Serbia's national airline Air Serbia. Guests will notice an increase in movie choices on all airlines.
Global Eagle and Zinio Announce Agreement to Bring Digital Magazines to Aircraft Globally
Sep 30 15
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. and Zinio, a multichannel magazine content distributor, announced a new agreement aimed at satisfying airline passengers' voracious appetite for inflight reading. As part of the deal, Zinio is adding more than 3,000 global magazine titles in over 50 languages to the GEE catalog of over 7,000 digital books and newspapers. The content is available in tailored regional and route-specific lineups, based on passenger preferences and destinations, on airline seatback systems via GEE's AIRREAD service or on passenger smartphones and tablets through the GEE AIRTIME portal.
Global Eagle Entertainment Launches AIRPRO Across First Air Fleet
Sep 30 15
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. announced the launch of AIRPRO on the heels of a successful trial with Canadian airline First Air. AIRPRO is a fully automated inflight operations workflow management solution that enables airlines and their flight crews to digitize their entire work flow. Using AIRPRO on iPads, First Air's flight crews can handle a broad range of real-time inflight operations assignments and tasks during flights from Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg and Edmonton to nearly 30 northern Canadian destinations. Forms can be completed on a tablet during flight, submitted via Wi-Fi or 3G once the plane has landed, and later analyzed for operational efficiencies and savings. Flight attendants can easily process passenger food and beverage purchases, track menu-related inventories and manage promotional and northern merchandise sales using the AIRPRO Buy-on-Board feature. AIRPRO also puts passenger lists, real-time connecting flight information and flight manuals at the flight crew's fingertips.
Global Eagle and Cupcake Digital Sign Storybook Deal to Add Blockbuster Children's Books to Inflight Entertainment
Sep 30 15
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. announced a new content agreement with Cupcake Digital to feature dozens of recognized children's storybooks on GEE's inflight entertainment lineups offered to airlines around the world. Young passengers will have access to more than 80 digital children's books and audio book experiences created from modern classics such as Strawberry Shortcake and The Smurfs as well as big screen adaptations like How to Train Your Dragon and Rio. Kids of all ages will be able to view the Cupcake Digital children's content on the airline's in-seat entertainment systems using GEE's AIRREAD service or on their own smartphones and tablets via the GEE AIRTIME portal. Airlines can purchase GEE's "Children's Read-Aloud Books by Cupcake Digital" app for in-seat use or they can choose from 80+ storybooks and select content for their wireless IFE.
Turkish Airlines Selects Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. to Supply Fleet-Wide Technical Content Services
Sep 30 15
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement with Turkish Airlines to supply Technical Content Services across its entire fleet of 250+ aircraft. Starting June 2015, GEE will provide Technical Content Services including data management, media encoding and metadata provision to support the airline's inflight entertainment programming. Technical Content Services are a crucial service to airlines, enabling multiple types of content and data to be uploaded seamlessly, in a variety of languages and formats, to an airline's IFE system.