• Transaction solidifies position as In-Flight Media Leader
  • Adds to coverage of key emerging markets

Los Angeles, CA | October 21, 2013– Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: ENT) announced today that it has acquired Travel Entertainment Group Equity Limited, the UK-based parent company of IFE Services Limited (IFE Services) from GCP Capital Partners LLP for approximately $36 million in cash. IFE Services is a leading provider of in-flight entertainment services to airlines and cruise lines worldwide. The acquisition expands Global Eagle’s leadership in delivering content and software solutions to the international travel industry.

Global Eagle’s purchase of IFE Services follows closely on the Company’s acquisition of digital content leader Post Modern Group (PMG) in July 2013. With a 20-year history, IFE Services provides a broad range of content solutions, spanning movies, TV programs, games, mobile apps, publications, safety videos and technical support to a worldwide client base of over 50 airline and cruise ship operators. IFE Services has a particularly strong customer presence among quickly-growing airlines in developing markets in Africa, Asia and South America.

“This acquisition is in line with our strategic objective to grow our position as the leading provider of in-flight media, to broaden our client base and to further strengthen the combined service offerings we provide to airlines worldwide,” said John LaValle, Chief Executive Officer of Global Eagle. “The addition of IFE Services will significantly enhance our presence in multiple fast-growing, emerging markets where our combined service offerings are in demand. We look forward to working together with IFE’s CEO Andy McEwan and the talented team at IFE Services in bringing our innovative solutions to the worldwide travel industry.”

“This is another transaction that we expect to be highly complementary to our existing business,” said Dave Davis, Chief Financial Officer of Global Eagle. “In addition to adding IFE Service’s strong cash flows, we believe we can unlock substantial efficiencies from our combined operations to the benefit of our shareholders. At the same time, we continue to be in a solid position to pursue additional acquisitions given our healthy balance sheet, strong management team and growing global footprint.”

For the full year 2013 and on a stand-alone basis, IFE Services is expected to generate approximately $37 million to $40 million of annual revenue* and approximately $7 million to $9 million of Adjusted EBITDA.* In addition, we expect to achieve substantial synergies beginning in first half of 2014 as a result of the combination of IFE Services with Global Eagle.

“Having supported the business and the management team of IFE over the last five years, we are delighted that, in Global Eagle, IFE Services has a supportive new owner that will be able to capitalize on its achievements to date,” said Adam Maidment, Managing Director of GCP Capital Partners LLP. “We would like to thank the CEO, Andy McEwan, and his team for their excellent work over the last few years and we wish them well in this next phase of the business’ development.”

In connection with the consummation of the IFE transaction, Global Eagle agreed to sell to one of its existing institutional stockholders, 2,435,472 shares of Global Eagle’s common stock for an aggregate purchase price of $21,000,000, in a registered direct offering by means of a prospectus supplement to Global Eagle’s effective shelf registration statement which Global Eagle will file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). In addition, Global Eagle will issue to PAR Investment Partners, L.P., an existing Global Eagle stockholder, a $19,000,000 promissory note which is convertible into shares of Global Eagle’s non-voting common stock. The terms of these sales of securities will be contained in a Current Report on Form 8-K to be filed by Global Eagle with the SEC.

– Leading content service provider will supply Emirates with a broad selection of African movies for inclusion in their award-winning ice in-flight entertainment system.

Knutsford, Cheshire, UK | March 19, 2013– Leading in-flight entertainment provider, IFE Services, announced today that it is supplying Emirates with a broad selection of African movies.

The movies, which include titles from Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and other regions of Africa, will play on Emirates’ multi award-winning in-flight entertainment system, ice (information, communications and entertainment). IFE Services will manage all digital encoding requirements for the onboard delivery of the movies. The African movie industry is thriving currently with Nollywood, the Nigerian film industry, now the second largest producer of films in the world in terms of the number made. The movie sectors of many other African countries are also in excellent health with an increasing number of high quality productions being made year on year.

IFE Services currently meets the entertainment requirements of over 50 airlines and cruise lines globally with a variety of embedded, portable and wireless systems. The company supplies everything from movies, TV shows, audio and games to apps, safety films, entertainment guides and pre-recorded announcements. The company is the leading IFE content service provider in emerging markets enjoying significant growth in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia over the past 12 months.

“It’s a great privilege to be supplying Emirates with content for their excellent ice system,” said Andy McEwan, CEO of IFE Services. “We look forward to working closely with their team on this and future projects.”

For more information about Emirates visit: www.emirates.com

For more information about IFE Services visit: www.ifeservices.com

Taipei | December 13, 2012– Taiwan-listed airline TransAsia Airways, officially received delivery of its first A330-300 aircraft in Airbus’s Headquarter in Toulouse, France, on 26th November.

The new delivery marks the beginning of TransAsia Airways’ fleet enhancement plan; from 2013 to 2022, the airline will receive a further 31 new aircraft, which includes its second A330-300, six A321-200, twelve A321-neo, and twelve ATR-600 – three of which are optional.

“The delivery of A330 is another milestone for TransAsia Airways”, said Mr. Vincent M. Lin, Chairman of TransAsia Airways, “Together with the 2nd A330-300 expected to be in operation early next year, we will see an annual growth of 40% in passenger capacity on international routes. As the first wide-body jet, A330-300 aircraft will contribute in new destination expansion and enhance our competitiveness among peers. In addition, its advance technology and more comfortable interior layout will ensure a better flight experience for our passengers.”

The stretched-fuselage A330-300 matches twin-engine efficiency with increased passenger capacity. This jetliner has a range of up to 5,450 nautical miles while carrying 300 passengers in a typical two-cabin arrangement seating 32 in business class at a 60-inch seat pitch and 268 in economy class at 32-inch seat pitch. All seats are equipped with individual inflight entertainment system offering a large collection of Hollywood new releases and classic titles, Asian cinema including Taiwan, China and Hong Kong movies, as well as an extensive range of western and regional TV programmes and a comprehensive library of AOD CDs, all updated monthly and supplied by IFP Singapore.

Compared to its peers, the A330 is an all-round aircraft – capable of achieving efficiency and keeping operating costs low. Its versatility in operating different kinds of routes and its optimum performance on medium to long haul routes, more specifically 7-9 hours range, are in line with TransAsia’s expansion strategy to achieve an international destination network and to compete on the global platform.

Talking about the airline’s fleet selection strategy, Vincent added: “Fleet and network are the two most important assets to an airline. Making the right choice on fleet purchase is critical to an airline’s performance. To mitigate the risk of fluctuating fuel price, while achieve the best efficiency, we selected ATR fleet for domestic routes for its light weight, fuel efficiency and safety. We also ordered twelve A321neo aircraft, ahead of other Taiwanese airlines, for its flexibility and range capability and fuel saving of up to 15%. A321neo will be the key model of our fleet moving forward.”

“A330-300 model has many commonalities with A320 series, which provide us cost savings from pilot training, maintenance and operation. The first A330-300 aircraft will be deployed on international routes to Japan and Singapore. In the near future, we are also looking to further expand our network to include destinations within 9 hour radius from Taiwan, including Sydney, New Zealand, Guam, and Middle East.”

Since 2010, TransAsia Airways has doubled the number of scheduled international routes to 16 to destinations including Singapore, Macau, Vietnam, South Korea and Japan. In 2012, the airline has rolled out a series of service upgrade initiatives to offer value added experience to passengers, including launch of new crew uniform, new in-flight menu and new airport lounge with Oxygen Bar.

London, UK | June 21, 2012 — IFP, the market-leading inflight service provider specialised in providing solutions to engage passengers through tailored content, applications and services has signed a multi-year agreement to supply a complete range of inflight solutions to KLM.

IFP will continue to provide KLM with a complete service of engaging and cutting-edge IFE content, applications and promotions. These include movies, TV programming, audio, AVOD, advertising, games, meal menus, and just recently, the world’s first Movies & More app allowing passengers to view IFE content listings on their mobile devices. IFP’s evolution into the passenger engagement solutions provider will enable KLM to remain as a technology and passenger leader in the inflight market.

Audrey Zielinski, Manager of Inflight Entertainment at KLM, commented: “We are very happy with IFP’s continued support of KLM’s creative approach to inflight entertainment as we provide ever-more engaging content to our passengers.”

Roger Grange, Vice President of Content Acquisition and Licensing at IFP, added “We are delighted that KLM has renewed its trust in us as we evolve the inflight entertainment market. Our long-established relationship with the airline reaffirms IFP’s commitment to developing exceptional creative solutions to engage passengers in a new experience.”

Lausanne, Switzerland – May 17, 2011 — PubliGroupe sells its subsidiary Emphasis Video Entertainment to Advanced Inflight Alliance, an internationally operating Munich-based company specialized in inflight entertainment.

The sale is part of the structural simplification of the group structure announced in November 2010. Under this reorganization, Custom Publishing ceased to exist as an independent business segment as of 1 January 2011 with PubliGroupe seeking to concentrate its activities in the three business segments Media Sales, Search & Find and Digital & Marketing Services that exhibit the greatest earnings potential.

In assessing the video film business that Emphasis Video Entertainment (EVE) has successfully built up in recent years alongside its programming for Asian airlines, PubliGroupe believed that the enter-prise and its 16 employees would find a more coherent framework for future success in an international firm of over 400 employees fully devoted to this activity.

The other activities of the Asia-based Emphasis Group in the field of Custom Publishing (Emphasis Media) were incorporated into the ‘Media Sales’ business segment as part of the Asian division of Publicitas managed out of Singapore since January 2011. This integration further strengthened its marketing and sales potential to the benefit of the media partners in the region.

The agreement between PubliGroupe and Advanced Inflight Alliance was signed 17 May 2011 with a closing anticipated in June 2011.

Athens-based airline signs agreement with leading travel entertainment provider for the provision of movies, television programmes and audio channels

Knutsford, Cheshire, UK – June 3, 2010 – IFE Services, a leading travel entertainment provider, today announced that it will supply Hellenic Imperial Airways with its entire in-flight entertainment content on the airline’s new Athens to Johannesburg route.

IFE Services will provide the Athens-based airline with blockbuster and classic movies plus a selection of TV programmes for adults and children. Also included in the package are eight audio channels covering a wide variety of genres including chill out, chart hits, Greek music, classical, easy listening and jazz.

Hellenic Imperial Airways was named “The Best European Charter Airline” in 2010. Its flights from Athens to Johannesburg begin from June 2010 and a new route to New York starts in early July.

For more information visit the IFE Services website.

For more information visit the Hellenic Imperial Airways website.