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Global Eagle Entertainment and UIEvolution Partner to Offer First Fully Integrated End-to-End Solution in Cruise

LOS ANGELES, June 29, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. ("GEE") (Nasdaq:ENT), a market-leading media and connectivity provider to the travel industry, and UIEvolution, Inc., a global leader in highly scalable connected device software solutions for the Cruise, Hospitality and Automotive industries, today announced a strategic partnership to offer the first fully integrated end-to-end solution for onboard passenger experiences to the maritime market.

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Through this partnership, GEE will combine their premium video-on-demand (VOD) and live content, connectivity and rich digital media solutions with UIEvolution's ExperienceManager™, a platform designed to manage VOD, Live TV, music, ship services and over-the-top (OTT) apps. Together they will deliver a comprehensive solution that includes connectivity, engaging in-room experiences, digital media solutions, content and sponsorships to the maritime industry.

"We're excited with the new partnership between UIEvolution and GEE to deliver a best-in-class, fully integrated passenger experience for cruise ships," explained Walé Adepoju, Chief Commercial Officer at GEE. "Partnering with UIEvolution emphasizes our commitment to our maritime customers as we add advanced connectivity, digital media solutions and premium content to the evolving maritime industry. With UIEvolution's industry-leading in-cabin experience, combined with GEE's portfolio of products and services, we believe this partnership provides the maritime market with a unique and powerful end-to-end solution."

"The partnership with GEE will enable UIEvolution to further enhance UIE ExperienceManager and the onboard experience by adding compelling content and previously unheard of digital media experiences," said UIEvolution's Chief Product Officer, Travis Beaven. "GEE's experience and market leadership in connectivity, digital media solutions, content and sponsorships make them an ideal partner for UIEvolution and the cruise market. Our collaboration will bring next generation digital and interactive experiences while providing truly innovative and exciting guest experiences."

About Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE)

GEE (Nasdaq:ENT) is a market-leading media and connectivity company to the travel industry. The company supports airlines and other travel industry sectors with a wide range of connectivity, content, digital media and operations data solutions. GEE's comprehensive portfolio of products and services includes WiFi, movies, television, music, as well as wireless entertainment and digital media solutions. Serving over 150 airlines worldwide and the maritime industry, GEE 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 UIEvolution

UIEvolution is a vertical cloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider specializing in highly scalable connected device software and solutions across a broad range of markets, including Automotive, Cruise, Hotel, Retail and more. We believe that technology and connectivity should enhance and never distract from life experiences. From our inception in 2000, we have said - The User's Experience Matters. And, now for nearly 15 years we have made software and provided services that deliver this vision. Headquartered in Seattle with offices in Tokyo and Detroit, UIEvolution has a proven track record with clients like Toyota, Lexus, Carnival Cruise Lines, Samsung, AT&T, Microsoft, Disney, Mitsubishi and Panasonic. http://www.uievolution.com

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CONTACT: Kevin Trosian Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations +1 310-740-8624 investor.relations@geemedia.com pr@geemedia.com Media Contact: Cami Zimmer UIEvolution 425-460-0860 x812 czimmer@uievolution.com

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