Global Eagle Extends Southwest Entertainment Deal22 Jan, 2014 By: Chris Tribbey
Global Eagle Entertainment will continue to offer free live TV on Southwest Airlines flights through 2014, extending a mid-2013 agreement between the companies.
The free service — sponsored by Dish Network — allows fliers to watch live TV from 20 channels and up to 75 VOD shows via Wi-Fi, using their personal, Internet-connected devices.
“This is an exciting partnership and we are proud to continue to deliver to Southwest’s passengers free live TV and on-demand programming through our integrated content and connectivity platform,” said John LaValle, CEO of Global Eagle Entertainment. “Through these kinds of innovative, high-value services, we are driving the transformation of the inflight entertainment market and maximizing the potential of our platform.”