Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2013
May 10, 2013
Common Stock
May 10, 2013
Common Stock Non-Voting
Document Information [Line Items]      
Entity Registrant Name Global Eagle Entertainment Inc.    
Entity Central Index Key 0001512077    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer    
Trading Symbol ent    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   35,724,655 19,118,233
Document Type 10-Q    
Amendment Flag false    
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2013    
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013