Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Jun. 30, 2013
Mar. 25, 2014
Common Stock
Mar. 25, 2014
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     52,863,455 19,118,233
Document Type 10-K      
Amendment Flag false      
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2013      
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY      
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013      
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No      
Entity Voluntary Filers No      
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes      
Entity Public Float   $ 215,612,906