Anuvu Grows in 2021 and Prepares for More Expansion in 2022
The company looks back at innovations that shaped entertainment and connectivity in the global mobility market.
New York, NY – January 10, 2022 – Anuvu, the leading provider of high-speed satellite connectivity and entertainment solutions for demanding worldwide mobility markets, today reflects on its growth in 2021. Last year, Anuvu's commitment to innovation yielded an expanded client base, a diversified technology portfolio and, most recently, new growth capital to support long-term strategy.
Formerly Global Eagle, the Anuvu brand launched in May 2021, reflecting its longtime focus on next-generation passenger experiences for the aviation and maritime industries. To drive long-term growth and innovation, the company appointed a new board of directors, added to its executive leadership team and increased its financial backing from blue-chip investors.
Building Future-Focused Solutions in Connectivity and Media & Content for Mobility Markets
In connectivity, Anuvu sharpened its focus on mobility markets by selling its legacy land business to Marlink AS in March. Anuvu announced its plan to launch a high-performance MicroGEO satellite constellation, delivering dedicated bandwidth to aviation and maritime customers. The partnership with satellite manufacturer Astranis includes two satellites to launch in early 2023, with six more to follow.
Additionally, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) granted approval for a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of Anuvu’s internally developed Airconnect Global Ku inflight connectivity (IFC) system. This allowed Anuvu to install core components.
In media and content, Anuvu reinvented inflight entertainment (IFE) with a best-in-class digital end-to-end supply chain and the launch of two new solutions for media and content customers: Iris and Explore. Iris, a cost-effective and turnkey IFE subscription service, delivers high-quality content to passengers and simplicity to airlines by offering a wide variety of premium content and bespoke customer solutions. Additionally, Explore is a user-friendly and comprehensive online tool that offers airlines a modern and efficient alternative to the industry’s legacy approach to content and media selection.
Anuvu was also at the leading edge of high-definition inflight entertainment delivery, driving the technology that made Cathay Pacific the first airline in the world to offer ultra-high resolution “4K” inflight entertainment screens.
Elevating the Passenger Experience
Anuvu elevates its airline and maritime partners’ entertainment options to enhance passenger and guest experiences with diverse and unique entertainment options. The company’s content team curates top-tier content from local and worldwide markets, while simultaneously creating new entertainment verticals that satisfy passengers’ evolving tastes and preferences.
In aviation, Anuvu expanded its non-traditional video content through a partnership with Complex Networks, one of the largest youth culture brands. Anuvu also expanded inflight game options, in partnership with the multinational entertainment company Entertainment One (eOne), and secured the exclusive worldwide rights to critically acclaimed film “Hi, Mom” (outside mainland China) and award-winning independent films “Minari” and “First Cow.”
Anuvu’s airline clients dominated both KAYAK’s Travel Awards and the 2021 SkyTrax World Airline Awards, where they were recognized for excellence in inflight entertainment. Anuvu was honored this year with renewed contracts from many of those award-winning airlines, including United Airlines, Air New Zealand, Hawaiian Airlines, Gulf Air, Cathay Pacific, Vietnam Airlines, Flydubai and El Al, amongst others. Additionally, in 2021 Anuvu proudly partnered with new inflight entertainment clients, including Breeze Airways, Air Belgium, Corsair, Asiana Airlines and Royal Brunei Airlines.
In maritime, we saw consistent customer growth and demand across all verticals including in yacht, energy, government, ferry and cruise.
Specifically, in maritime entertainment, Anuvu built upon the success of its MTN-TV product, which provides cruise lines with live global television and movie content, currently servicing over 200 ships worldwide. The team renewed its longstanding agreement with Royal Caribbean Group to provide their Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Silversea ships with premium content.
Looking to the Future
Anuvu, at the forefront of advanced connectivity, is looking to lead the industry in providing flexible and scalable solutions through a hybrid network comprised of GEO, MicroGEO and LEO satellites. The company recently secured commitment for $50 million of growth capital that will allow Anuvu to focus on the expansion of the Anuvu Constellation ground and space networks, including its world-leading network management and data platforms and advanced mobility-focused antennas. With additional board authorization for new equity as required, the company plans to continue to make investments across inflight entertainment and connectivity to bring to life the industry’s vision for a more modern and connected passenger experience.
Existing and future clients can look forward to Anuvu providing not only flexible satellite capacity built for mobility, without the inherent compromises of traditional geostationary designs, but also cutting-edge entertainment and wireless streaming solutions to elevate the travel experience and keep people connected when they’re away from home.
For more information please visit https://www.anuvu.com/.
Anuvu’s team of global experts effortlessly manage connectivity and content requirements for demanding mobility markets including airlines, cruise lines, and mission-critical maritime, energy and government applications. Through long-standing customer relationships, we have a proven track record for meeting our customers’ needs, even as the world changes. Anuvu’s flexible and agile approach enables us to adopt the newest technology to optimize our clients’ experience and we take pride in maximizing the performance of today while optimizing for tomorrow. Our goal is to provide our clients with reliable, scalable, and affordable solutions that meet the ever-changing needs of their passengers and guests. Through our intelligent leadership and innovation, Anuvu defines next-generation passenger experiences through integrated solutions tailored to our customers’ brands and service objectives.
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Released January 10, 2022