FX, ABC, Freeform Will Now Carry Them

The Disney+ menu for Star Wars.
Screenshot: Lucasfilm

Disney simply made a brand new TV deal for all 12 Star Wars movies that may permit them to play not just on Disney+, however its personal suite of broadcast and cable channels in addition to these owned by Turner Broadcasting.

Turner purchased the rights to 10 of the movies from Disney in 2016 for $250 million, along with a separate deal for A New Hope by way of Fox. That deal was then amended in 2019 with the debut of Disney+ however not too long ago expired on the finish of September. Now, below this new deal, each movie is included (the 11 live-action ones in addition to The Clone Warfares) they usually can air on Disney networks like ABC, FX and Freeform, in addition to TNT, TBS, and so forth. It begins this weekend with the unique Star Wars Trilogy (special editions, we’re sure) airing on FX Saturday, October 7.

You possibly can learn extra of the admittedly complicated particulars over on Deadline. However what does this imply for a daily individual? Nicely, in case you’re a Star Wars fan, in all probability not a lot. Definitely, you could already personal them on some type of bodily media and have a Disney+ subscription in case you ever wish to test them out. The massive distinction actually is that there are merely extra locations you could bump into them whereas flipping by way of the channels… in case you even pay for cable anymore. Plus, you must think about it provides Disney extra choices of name-brand content material it could possibly air to fill gaps which may begin to come up as a result of ongoing actors’ strike. Title-brand content material it already owned and had already been licensing, after all, however now can profit from in additional methods. What a rip-off the media is, proper?

And sure, all the films will remain on Disney+ together with the brand new TV exhibits.

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