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Star Wars Movies Heading to Disney-Owned Linear Television Stations

The Star Wars movies are heading to Disney-owned linear television stations. Starting on October 7th, Star Wars movies will begin to be broadcast on ABC, FX family of networks, and Freeform. Things will kick off with a marathon on FX on October 7th. The arrival of the Star Wars movies on Disney-owned stations come after a renegotiation with Warner Bros. Discovery’s Turner Networks, which also still has rights to broadcast the films.

The original deal was valued at $250 million and allowed Turner to air the first six Star Wars movies whenever they wanted. This deal was signed in 2016 and was effective through September in 2023, leading to the renegotiation. It also gave them options for the five Disney-made movies during limited window. The current deal includes all twelve films. It isn’t known how future films will be impacted. It also isn’t known how long this new deal is good for.

Star Wars: A New Hope

The beginning of Star Wars on Disney-owned linear television will begin on FX on Saturday, October 7, 2023 with 1977’s A New Hope, 1980’s The Empire Strikes Back, 1983’s Return of the Jedi, and also 2008’s The Clone Wars pilot film. It isn’t known when the other movies will be aired on Disney’s stations in the future.

All of the Star Wars movies and series (both animated and live-action) are also all currently available on Disney+, Disney’s streaming service. What do you think of them now beginning to air on Disney-owned linear television stations? Which Star Wars is your favorite that you look forward to watching again? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!


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