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Global Eagle's Airtime™ Wireless Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity Portal Wins Prestigious Aviation Industry Award

LOS ANGELES, April 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:ENT) ("Global Eagle" or the "Company") was today named a winner in the Crystal Cabin Award competition for its AirtimeTM wireless inflight entertainment and connectivity portal.

The annual Crystal Cabin Awards were presented in seven categories at the 2017 Aviation Interiors Exhibition (AIX) in Hamburg, Germany this week. The winners were selected by a panel of 29 international aviation experts out of 85 short-listed entries from 21 countries.

Currently installed and operational on over 800 aircraft, Airtime enables inflight streaming of live TV, on-demand movies and television shows, games, music, digital publications, flight tracking and destination information to passengers' personal mobile devices. Passengers can connect to the internet to browse their favorite websites, send and receive messages and post to their social media sites. With Global Eagle's extensive portfolio of studio-licensed movies, music, popular TV series, international magazines and newspapers, together with its patented technology for high-speed web browsing, airlines can deliver to their passengers a unique quality of experience and build airline-brand loyalty.

Airtime is a flexible platform that enables airlines to implement rich, customizable branded campaigns across the user interface. The airline can optimize revenue streams through advertising and sponsored content specifically tailored for passenger demographics and routes.

Alexis Steinman, Global Eagle's senior vice president for digital media solutions, said, "This honor represents an important validation of the hard work and creativity of our extraordinary team at Global Eagle. Our corporate vision is to use innovations like Airtime to bring people on the move - across air, land and sea - a consistent quality of experience that is similar to what they get at home or the office."

The Crystal Cabin Awards are presented annually for excellence in aircraft interior innovation. The awards for outstanding cabin products and concepts were first presented at AIX in 2007.

About Global Eagle
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ:ENT) is a leading provider of satellite-based connectivity and media to fast-growing, global mobility markets across air, land and sea. Supported by proprietary and best-in-class technologies, Global Eagle offers a fully integrated suite of rich media content and seamless connectivity solutions that cover the globe. With approximately 1,500 employees and 50 offices on six continents, Global Eagle delivers exceptional service and rapid support to a diverse base of customers around the world. Find out more at: www.globaleagle.com.

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