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Global Eagle Entertainment Partners With Mobile Marketing Company, Waterfall, to Support Inflight Advertising on Airlines

LOS ANGELES, April 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. ("GEE") (Nasdaq:ENT), announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with Waterfall, the leading cloud mobile marketing platform, to support advertisers running campaigns on GEE's AIRTIME platform in executing mobile customer engagement strategies.

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Waterfall's cloud mobile marketing platform combines mobile engagement solutions and customer relationship management (CRM) technologies to help advertisers plan and execute mobile customer engagement strategies.

Through this partnership, GEE enables advertisers on its wireless inflight entertainment and connectivity solution, AIRTIME, to develop more targeted and data-driven campaigns. These, in turn, lead to a better experience for passengers viewing customized and segmented adverts on their mobile devices during their flight.

"We're excited to launch our partnership with Waterfall, which is a market-first," explained Robin Cole, VP of Marketing and Global Business Development at GEE. "Inflight advertising today is still a relatively untapped business opportunity for both airlines and advertisers. Through Waterfall's platform, we're able to support airlines with their ancillary revenue strategies, as well as advertisers looking to invest in the unique inflight environment through our wireless inflight entertainment solution."

"Our partnership with GEE is a great opportunity to bring mobile engagement to the inflight advertising market," added Michael Weaver, SVP of Business Development at Waterfall. "We look forward to working closely with GEE to support airlines and advertisers around the world, by providing a powerful mobile engagement and CRM tool, and a value-add to marketers to run more targeted mobile marketing campaigns."

About Global Eagle Entertainment

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq:ENT) is a worldwide provider of media content, technology, and connectivity solutions to the travel industry. Through the industry's most comprehensive product and services platform, Global Eagle Entertainment provides airlines with a wide range of inflight solutions. These include Wi-Fi, movies, television, music, interactive software, as well as portable IFE solutions, content management services, e-commerce solutions and original content development. Serving over 150 airlines worldwide, Global Eagle Entertainment delivers exceptional quality and value to its customers to help them achieve their passenger experience objectives. The company's headquarters are located in Los Angeles, California, with offices and teams located in North America, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, Africa, Oceania and South America. Find out more at www.geemedia.com

About Waterfall

Waterfall is the evolution of mobile engagement and CRM. We empower brands, retailers and agencies to build meaningful relationships through mobile messaging. After ten years in the mobile space, Waterfall has become an industry leader, offering a best-of-breed software platform, an all-star team and a culture of constant innovation. With Waterfall marketers are able to clearly and effectively engage with the people who matter most: the customers.

Waterfall clients include 7-Eleven, ABC, Acxiom, American Eagle Outfitters, Anheuser-Busch, Constant Contact, Experian, FedEx, Microsoft, Neiman Marcus, Nuance, PETA, Pizza Hut, the U.S. Army. Founded in 2005, Waterfall is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Los Angeles and New York.

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Contact:

Press:
Melissa Pauléat
+1 514-864-5793
pr@geemedia.com

Investor relations:
Kevin Trosian
+1 310-740-8624
investor.relations@geemedia.com

Source:Global Eagle Entertainment