Posted on: 19 March 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has appointed Jim Griffiths to the newly-created role of senior vice president of content purchasing and distribution, where he will be charged with leading the expansion of GEE’s content portfolio for the seatback and wireless in-flight entertainment (IFE) market.
Griffiths has over 30 year’s experience in the industry, including roles such as president of worldwide pay television and international home video at 20th Century Fox, president of worldwide television distribution at Metro Goldwyn Mayer and MD of Star TV. His recent tenure as CEO at GSD LLC, a media consulting firm, saw him partner with producer Colin Callender on ‘Dancing On The Edge’ (Golden Globe winner), ‘White Queen’ (Golden Globe nominee) and ‘Wolf Hall.’
“Jim joins us at a crucial time when GEE is defining the future of content licensing and distribution models for the airline market," commented Walé Adepoju, CCO at GEE. “This new role, and Jim's remarkable background in the entertainment industry, cement GEE's leadership in IFE content services and will help us pave the way to provide more variety and opportunities for media consumption in the global travel industry.”