Entertainment in Motion (EIM), the largest independent distributor of film and television content to the worldwide airline market, today announced a global licensing agreement with Starz Worldwide Distribution, the global television licensing arm of Starz ,to add its worldwide catalog to EIM’s content portfolio, featuring STARZ Original series including “Power,” “Black Sails,” “Ash vs Evil Dead,” “Survivor’s Remorse,” “Flesh and Bone,” “Spartacus,” and more. EIM is a subsidiary of Global Eagle Entertainment Inc., (Nasdaq: ENT) (“GEE”) a worldwide provider of aircraft connectivity systems, operations solutions and media content to the travel industry.
The broad-based deal gives EIM access to the Starz Worldwide Distribution catalog comprised of STARZ Original series, made-for-television films, Anchor Bay Entertainment content including TV/movie/fitness content, and anime for distribution to airlines, ships and other non-theatrical markets around the world. Under the agreement, EIM and Starz will also work jointly to cultivate opportunities to promote the STARZ brand on airline in-flight entertainment platforms and other non-theatrical markets.
“We are happy to be partnering with EIM and GEE to make our global distribution catalog available to worldwide airlines and other out of home markets,” said Gene George, Executive Vice President, Worldwide Distribution at Starz. “This agreement gives millions of airline travelers access to our burgeoning portfolio of high-quality original programming content as part of their passenger experience. Working with EIM will provide a terrific promotional platform for introducing our popular programming to additional viewers around the world”
“We are excited to be in business with Starz and to have the opportunity to distribute their premium content to non-theatrical markets worldwide,” noted Neal Rothman, President of EIM. “Our content distribution businesses deliver compelling content to our exhibition partners. This milestone agreement between Starz and EIM represents a key element in our comprehensive IFE offerings, and opens the door to exciting content that exceeds passengers expectations.”
About Starz Worldwide Distribution
Starz Worldwide Distribution (www.starzglobal.com) is the global television licensing arm of Starz. Starz Worldwide Distribution licenses STARZ Original series and is a leading distributor of other owned and licensed third party programming including movies, television series, documentaries, children’s programming, and other video content. Starz Worldwide Distribution is a Starz (NASDAQ: STRZA, STRZB) business, www.starz.com.
About Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE)
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (Nasdaq: ENT) is a worldwide provider of aircraft connectivity systems, operations solutions and media content to the travel industry. Through the industry’s most comprehensive product and services platform, Global Eagle Entertainment provides airlines with a wide range of in-flight 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 more than 200 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.
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