[SatNews] [SatNews] Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq:ENT) has been selected by WestJet to manage its inflight content services.
WestJet Airlines is a Canadian low-cost carrier that provides scheduled and charter air service to 91 destinations in Canada, the United States, Europe, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. WestJet is currently overhauling its existing inflight entertainment (IFE) system and replacing it with a wireless IFE solution. Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) will provide a broad array of content that can be accessed by passengers using their personal electronic devices or tablets rented from the airline. Through this long-term agreement, GEE will provide a selection of current movies and television, including a wide catalog of engaging and entertaining programs, beginning in Q1 2015.
"We're delighted to enable the deployment of content for WestJet's wireless IFE program," commented Amir Samnani, SVP of Content Services at GEE. "This is a first for the airline as it has traditionally managed content services in-house. In this strategic relationship with WestJet, we are looking forward to supporting the airline with our extensive expertise in technical services and delivery of wireless content and solutions."
Global Eagle Entertainment offers additional information at http://www.geemedia.com/
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