Star Wars


Disney confirms Stars Wars & Marvel for SVOD app

The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming international SVOD service will offer Star Wars and Marvel Universe content, Bob Iger has revealed. One of the key questions over the upcoming app, which is due for launch in 2019, was whether it would offer series and feature films from its premium Lucasfilm and Marvel Entertainment subsidiaries. At a […]

Disney confirms Stars Wars & Marvel for SVOD app

The Walt Disney Company’s upcoming international SVOD service will offer Star Wars and Marvel Universe content, Bob Iger has revealed. One of the key questions over the upcoming app, which is due for launch in 2019, was whether it would offer series and feature films from its premium Lucasfilm and Marvel Entertainment subsidiaries. At a […]

Corus bags Star Wars franchise

Corus Entertainment has secured a multi-year licensing deal for the entire Star Wars franchise. The deal comes into effect this autumn, when Star Wars movies will begin playing on Corus channels, which include Global, Showcase, W Network and ABC Spark. Corus nets will get the seven movies already released, including 2015’s Star Wars: The Force […]

Disney creates Digital Network in Maker rejig

Disney has unveiled the Disney Digital Network, a new home for digital stories that brings together Disney characters and a “curated set” of Maker Studios creators. In an announcement at its Digital Content NewFronts event in New York, Disney said that the network will consist of more than 300 socialmedia channels and a slate of […]

In demand chart: Netflix’s Gilmore Girls leads Amazon’s Grand Tour

Netflix’s reboot of US comedy series the Gilmore Girls is leading the pack in Germany, some distance ahead of Amazon’s biggest ever commissioned series, The Grand Tour, our latest In Demand charts reveal. The latest exclusive data set from influential analytics firm Parrot,covering November 27 – December 3, reveals the Gilmore Girls: A Year in the […]

Canal+ inks international Disney deal

Canal+ has inked a deal with Disney and will get first and second window rights to several of the studio’s series and movies for its international service. The deal with The Walt Disney Company also sees a raft of Disney channels carried on Canal+’s Overseas service. The content element of the two-part agreement covers all […]

Sky Germany makes pop-up Harry Potter channel

Sky in Germany is due to launch a pop-up Harry Potter channel that will show all eight Warner Bros. Entertainment films starring the boy wizard. Sky Cinema HD Harry Potter will run from November 4 to 20, with the channel to coincide with the November 17 cinema release of Harry Potter spin-off movie Fantastic Beasts […]

Turner takes Stars Wars TV rights

Turner has snagged the US TV rights to the Star Wars franchise and the movies will play on its TNT and TBS cable nets. The deal, which Turner struck with The Walt Disney Studios and 20th Century Fox, gives TNT and TBS exclusive basic cable rights to 10 movies including the network premiere of last […]

Sky opens Cinema, scraps Movies

Sky is launching Sky Cinema, a new feature film channel that will replace the existing Sky Movies. The rebrand will take effect across the UK and Ireland pay TV operator’s footprint with the Austrian, German, and Italian services also launching the new service. The change kicks in on July 8, and Sky said the new […]

Lego Star Wars series set for Disney

The US Disney XD channel is prepping a Lego Stars Wars toon series, Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures. It will feature existing Star Wars characters as well as new heroes and villains, and focus on the titular Freemakers, a family of scavengers who build and sell spaceships. The son discovers he has a connection […]