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6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2017
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  

Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. is a Delaware corporation headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Global Eagle (together with its subsidiaries, “Global Eagle” or the “Company”) is a leading provider of satellite-based connectivity and media to fast-growing, global mobility markets across air, land and sea. Global Eagle offers a fully integrated suite of rich media content and seamless connectivity solutions that cover the globe. As of June 30, 2017, its business was comprised of two operating segments: Media & Content and Connectivity, with the Connectivity segment encompassing the operations of the former Aviation Connectivity and Maritime & Land Connectivity segments as historically presented in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. See Note 13. Segment Information for further discussion on the Company’s reportable segments.

Prior to the EMC Acquisition on July 27, 2016 (the “EMC Acquisition Date”), the Company’s business consisted of two operating segments: Content and Connectivity. (EMC was a communications services provider that offered land-based sites and marine vessels globally a multimedia platform delivering communications, Internet, live television, on-demand video, voice, cellular and 3G/LTE services. See Note 3. Business Combinations.) Following the EMC Acquisition, the acquired EMC business became a third operating segment, which the Company called Maritime & Land Connectivity, and the Company renamed its other two segments as Media & Content and Aviation Connectivity. In the second quarter of 2017, the Company reorganized its business from three operating segments back into two operating segments—Media & Content and Connectivity. However, we will continue to have three separate reporting units for purposes of our goodwill impairment testing. See Note 13. Segment Information for a further discussion of our reportable segments.

Media & Content
The Media & Content segment curates, manages, provides post-production and distributes wholly-owned and licensed media content, video and music programming, advertising, applications and video games to the airline, maritime and other “away from home” non-theatrical markets.


The Connectivity operating segment provides its customers, including its passengers and crew, with (i) Wi-Fi connectivity via C, Ka and Ku satellite transmissions that enabled access to the Internet, live television, on-demand content, shopping and travel-related information and (ii) operational solutions that allowed customers to improve the management of their internal operations.
The former Maritime & Land Connectivity segment commenced operations following the closing of the EMC Acquisition. As described above in this Note, this former segment became part of our Connectivity segment in the second quarter of 2017.