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Global Eagle rebrands

Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE), having emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction, is rebranding itself. The new name, ANUVU, will cover the new business and its subsidiaries including masFlight, NavAero and Criterion. Global Eagle filed for bankruptcy protection in July 2020 and exited the process in March this year. The problems with Covid and airlines grounding […]

May 28, 2021By Chris Forrester

ABS wins Global Eagle IFE deal

In-Flight Connectivity and entertainment supplier Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has signed a capacity agreement with satellite operator ABS. ABS is officially headquartered in Bermuda but operates from Hong Kong. The company is owned by private equity firm Permira. Global Eagle has taken extra capacity on ABS-6 C-band, ABS-3A C-band and ABS-2 in Ku-band beams. GEE […]

May 11, 2021By Chris Forrester

Global Eagle Entertainment signs capacity extension with ABS

ABS, a global satellite operator announced today that Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE), the leading provider of high-speed connectivity and entertainment solutions for worldwide mobility markets, has renewed and expanded its multi-year, multi-transponder agreements for its growing demand for mobility connectivity capacity. Besides securing existing ABS capacity on ABS-6 C-band, ABS-3A C-band and ABS-2 Ku-band beams, […]

May 6, 2021

Marlink buys Global Eagle’s client base

Satellite maritime communications specialist Marlink has taken over more than 450 VSAT sites in five continents that serve large humanitarian/NGO, Embassy, Oil and Gas and Mining customers, as well as Global Eagle Entertainment’s African fixed site land business. The transaction is the result of an efficient collaboration between Marlink and GEE teams which was aimed […]

March 29, 2021By Chris Forrester

Global Eagle exits Chapter 11

In-Flight Communications specialist Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has exited its Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction. The end result is that six of its former lenders now have control over the business although the company has seen $487.5 million of debt and borrowings removed from its obligations. The new owners have also injected $218 million into the […]

March 26, 2021By Chris Forrester

SES seeks payment from GEE

Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE), a major supplier of in-flight entertainment and broadband connectivity to aircraft, is in Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction. It entered bankruptcy on July 22nd 2020 and has subsequently struck an agreement with a number of new investors whereby a consortium will acquire almost all of GEE for $675 million. The buying consortium […]

January 22, 2021

SES wants Global Eagle debt

In-Flight broadband specialists Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganisation back in July with around $1.1 billion of debts. It owed many key operators in the satellite industry considerable sums: SES ($26.6 million), Intelsat ($9.8 million), Abu Dhabi’s YahSat ($3.6 million), Hughes/Echostar ($3.1 million), Telesat ($2.5 million) and Asiasat ($960,000). The business […]

October 14, 2020By Chris Forrester