Itasca, IL | March 4, 2015– Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading global aero communications service provider and the world leader in wireless in-flight entertainment, will partner with Spafax to support the management and development of content for Gogo’s wireless in-flight entertainment product – Gogo Vision.

Spafax is a global leader when it comes to the management and curation of content for the aero market and currently has partnerships with more than 50 airlines. Gogo Vision is currently installed on more than 1700 commercial aircraft on six major airlines and a growing number of business aircraft.

“Partnering with Spafax is a natural fit. Tapping into their global content experience and leveraging it for our Gogo Vision product will only strengthen what has become the industry leading wireless IFE product,” said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo’s chief commercial officer. “As we begin to roll out this product globally, having access to content tailored to fit the needs of different cultures and regions around the world will be an incredible asset.”

“We are excited to partner with Gogo as they accelerate the global expansion of their highly successful Gogo Vision Product,” adds Niall McBain, CEO of Spafax. “Content is at the core of our business, and we know that our international team of experts will help deliver an even more appealing and diverse Gogo Vision entertainment offer.”

Spafax currently works with hundreds of original content providers, including all major Hollywood and international studios. In addition to content procurement, Spafax’s world-class operations team will provide assistance to streamline the content delivery and integration process, further increasing speed and reliability for Gogo’s airline clients.

New York, New York | September 30, 2014– GEE, which has developed the airline market’s leading inflight digital publications reader, eReader, has signed an agreement to sell Le French Book’s range of mystery and thriller novels to airline companies around the world. GEE currently serves over 150 airline companies internationally.

For mystery and thriller publisher Le French Book, airline passengers are an ideal audience, particularly when the stories have international settings and authors. According to the 2014 digEcor Passenger Survey Report, reading is one of the most popular forms of inflight entertainment, with inflight reading ranking third, after sleeping and watching videos, for flights lasting longer than eight hours.

“I’ve been wanting to get our titles in airplanes ever since we started publishing our translated mysteries and thrillers from France,” says founder and president Anne Trager, “so we are very excited to sign with GEE. Travelers today expect a wider range of entertainment options when they fly, and technological advances today make it possible to provide access to full-length books. It would be hard not to be excited about a potential passenger reach of nearly two million ‘captive’ readers. This deal is a perfect fit with our goal of getting our translated commercial fiction into the hands of more readers. ”

“We’re delighted to provide our airline customers with popular full-length books from Le French Book,” added Alexis Steinman, SVP of Software Development and Products at GEE. “These titles are a great addition to our extensive catalog of regional and international inflight digital publications.”

For Le French Book, it is key to offer full-length books. What could be more frustrating than only getting an excerpt and not being able to get the rest of the book until the final destination? As Trager says, “Our goal is to entertain readers, so the focus is on giving them access to the books wherever they are and wherever they are going.”

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APEX/IFSA EXPO – Anaheim, CA | September 17, 2014– Budge StudiosTM, the world’s leading ‘freemium’ kids app company, announces a new partnership with Global Eagle a worldwide provider of content, connectivity and digital media solutions to airlines and the market’s leading provider of inflight games, to license popular
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With over 45 million downloads to date, Budge Studios’collection of award-winning apps are revolutionizing the children’s digital gaming world.

This agreement with Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) marks Budge Studios’ entry into the IFE market as one of the first kids app companies to bring popular children’s entertainment properties to airline screens, including recognizable characters such as Caillou®, Strawberry ShortcakeTM, ChuggingtonTM and Miss HollywoodTM.

This is especially big news for the beloved Miss Hollywood pet series, Budge Studios’ first original intellectual property app. The app, featuring Miss Hollywood, a cute Chihuahua and her fashionable furry friends, has been gaining popularity at an incredible rate with over 1M downloads since its launch.

“As a mother of two young children, I know how much games come in handy during family trips,” says Noemie Dupuy, Co-CEO and Co-Founder at Budge Studios. “We’re thrilled to offer some of our best titles to airlines around the globe through our partnership with GEE, while helping families achieve a fun travel experience with no more ‘are we there yet’ moments!”

“We’re excited to bring Budge Studios’ original and highly popular gaming titles to the skies,” Senior Vice President, Software & Development at GEE. “These renowned children’s games will provide even more compelling and relevant content to our extensive market-leading inflight gaming portfolio.

United Kingdom | September 25, 2014– DMD today announced the appointment of Jörg Schiffmann as its global Director of Sales. An acknowledged leader and innovator in the field of inflight entertainment for over two decades, Mr Schiffmann will oversee sales and marketing activity across the company’s media and technology brands with immediate effect.

“This is a highly significant appointment for DMD worldwide”, says Managing Director John Howe, “reflecting a recent phase of growth that merits the recruitment of such a heavy hitter as Jörg, and clearly signalling both our commitment to the industry and our expectations of greater success to come.”

Mr Schiffmann’s IFE career to date has included 23 years as Managing Director of Atlas Air Film + Media Service GmbH and more recently as Commercial Director of IFE Services Ltd.

In his time at Atlas Air Mr Schiffmann managed its growth from small local CSP to international industry presence across Europe, Africa, America and Asia. He was also key player in building the stock-listed Advanced Inflight Alliance into a global group of content distributors and service providers to airlines, and ultimately into the industry’s market leader.

“Our headline business is still as the world’s leading distributor of newspapers and magazines to airlines”, says Howe, “but our brand portfolio includes digital press products, full CSP services, iOS and HTML5 games and of course the Bluebox range of portable IFEC solutions. All areas that Jörg understands well, and he’s had proven success at the very highest level integrating them into one rich and compelling proposition to customers.”