Global Eagle Increases Games Leadership by Bringing UNO The #1 Card Game in the World to Passengers
14 Nov, 2018
Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. announced that it will collaborate with Mattel to bring UNO™ the number-one card game to airline passengers worldwide.
The move further strengthens Global Eagle’s onboard games leadership – with 120 games flying on more than 100 airlines – after recently signing new agreements with Japanese game-maker Sanrio and Monopoly owner Hasbro.
UNO is ranked the number one game by market research firm NPD Group and will debut on airline seatback systems during 2019. Global Eagle has global aviation distribution rights for UNO, and Global Eagle expects to bring the game to maritime and other markets in the future.
“Mattel is a world-class, global learning, development and play company. We are proud partner with Mattel to expand the breadth of entertainment portfolio for children on board flights worldwide,” said Per Norén, Global Eagle President.
UNO is available to fans worldwide in over 80 countries. For more information on UNO, game availability and purchasing details, please visit MattelGames.com or find the brand on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Global Eagle has created a center of excellence for Digital Media and Games in Montreal, where we design, innovate and adapt popular games for the travel market. “Our 120 games are played more than 150 million times by passengers annually,” said Norén. “We are driving passenger engagement for all ages and tapping into a growing $108 billion worldwide market for games.”
Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT) is a leading global children's entertainment company that specializes in design and production of quality toys and consumer products. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic franchises, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, American Girl®, Fisher-Price®, Thomas & Friends® and MEGA®, as well as other popular brands that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming, music and live events. We operate in 40 locations and sell products in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world's leading retail and technology companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in exploring the wonder of childhood and empowering kids to reach their full potential. Visit us online at www.mattel.com
About Global Eagle
Global Eagle is a leading provider of media, content and data analytics to markets across air, sea and land. Global Eagle offers a fully integrated suite of rich media content and seamless connectivity solutions to airlines, cruise lines, commercial ships, high-end yachts, ferries and land locations worldwide. With approximately 1,400 employees and 50 offices on six continents and leading global satellite and ground networks, the company delivers exceptional service and rapid support to a diverse customer base.