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Rovio's Angry Birds takes flight with Global Eagle Entertainment

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MUMBAI: Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) Inc has partnered with Rovio Entertainment to provide the casual mobile gaming franchise Angry Birds, to airlines as inflight entertainment content.

Angry Birds is the most downloaded mobile game of all time, boasting 2.8 billion downloads across all types of platforms. Through this agreement, GEE is providing customized Angry Birds content specifically for seat-back entertainment systems, and will soon market it to airline customers.

GEE is the provider of inflight games and media content to airlines. With a catalogue of over 150 titles in its AirGames portfolio, and 20 years of experience in supplying popular casual games for seat-back and wireless inflight entertainment systems, the company provides licensed and in-house designed games to over one hundred airlines around the world.

“Since it was first introduced, Angry Birds has grown into one of the most recognized brands in the world. We are very excited to be able to offer our airline customers this exclusive opportunity to elevate their passenger experience offering. Angry Birds' mischievous casual game style, engaging short game play and international appeal make it an ideal addition to an airline's entertainment line-up,” said GEE SVP of digital products Alexis Steinman. 

“In the last five years, Angry Birds have been spreading their wings to every corner of the world. Thanks to our agreement with GEE, passengers will be able to take flight and join the Angry Birds on their mile high adventures. We love the idea of entertaining in the sky,” added Rovio Entertainment vice president of business development games Miikka Lindgren.

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