Los Angeles, CA | August 4, 2014/Globe Newswire/– Global Eagle Entertainment (Nasdaq:ENT), a worldwide leading provider of content and connectivity solutions for airlines, has successfully launched WISE?W(ireless Inflight Services and Entertainment) on select Middle Eastern routes on-board Philippine Airlines. The software platform has been deployed through a technological partnership with OnAir’s new wireless inflight entertainment (IFE) solution, OnAir Play, and on Philippine Airlines’ In Air Wireless Entertainment product.

The launch of WISE? oPnhilippine Airlines is a major achievement in IFE, with Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) setting the standard for management and delivery of wireless IFE to airlines. GEE’s vast content library and deep network of relationships with studios and distributors ensures a consistent pipeline of entertainment streamed to passengers’ personal electronic devices, including popular movies, TV shows, music, games and digital publications.

Designed as a hardware-agnostic solution, WISE? is a flexible and conte-ndtriven IFE platform that powers the software backbone of OnAir Play. WISE? supports most popular mobile devices, laptops and tablets, including Apple iOS and Android operating systems, as well as all major Internet browsers. It features a robust Digital Rights Management (DRM) solution for secured content streaming approved by major Hollywood studios, while also offering ancillary revenue opportunities, such as payment and purchasing options in both connected and non-connected environments.

“We’re delighted to have launched WISE? oPnhilippine Airlines with OnAir,” explained Walé Adepoju, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Global Eagle Entertainment. “We are partnering with several leading hardware providers, including OnAir, with whom we share the vision for the future development of the wireless IFE market. We believe that the integrated software and content model that we have created for WISE? provides airlines with a powerful portal to offer passengers an interactive and more enjoyable travel experience.”

“Having a broad content program for our new wireless IFE service is an important amenity for our passengers,” added Ramon S. Ang, President & COO of Philippine Airlines. “Global Eagle Entertainment already provides content services for our seat- back IFE systems and we’re excited to be able to extend this same level of quality entertainment seamlessly through our wireless offering.”

“OnAir Play is the obvious choice for Philippine Airlines. It is the right product for today’s passengers who increasingly want the choice of accessing entertainment content on their own personal devices,” commented François Rodriguez, Director of Strategy and Marketing of OnAir.