Global Eagle Entertainment, Intelsat In Satellite Access Deal

Marina Del Rey-based Global Eagle Entertainment, the provider of in-flight, broadband Internet services, has signed a deal with satellite network operator Intelsat S.A., the two said late Wednesday. The companies said they are in a new contract to use ten of Intelsat's satellites to provide Global Eagle with high-speed broadband connectivity. Financial details of the deal were not announced. The companies said Global Eagle Entertainment's service will use C- and Ku-band services on eight satellites, plus IntelSat's new EpicNG satellites, Intelsat 33e and Intelsat 35e. The deal brings the total number of Intelsat satellites under contract to Global Eagle Entertainment to 17.