Disney Is Seeking 'Star Wars' Rights Back From TBS, TNT

Disney Is Seeking 'Star Wars' Rights Back From TBS, TNT

With the amalgamation between itself and 21st Century Fox all but official, The Walt Disney Company is now shifting focus onto reclaiming another high profile intellectual property, Star Wars. For starters, Disney has developed its own streaming service that is set to launch sometime in 2019 and will serve as an all-in-one package with titles from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm. In theory, you'd be able to access popular blockbusters like Avengers: Infinity War, as well as Star Wars movies (new and old) from a single location. Disney sold the original Star Wars trilogy's streaming rights to Turner back in 2016, and talks to buy them back haven't proved fruitful thus far, meaning Disney may be forced to wait until the deal expires in 2024. At the time, they made an eight-year deal with them, which means the rights wouldn't revert back to Disney until 2024.

Disney, which owns Star Wars, famously plans to launch a streaming service. Turner now has the rights to show the movies on its cable networks, including TNT and TBS. According to Bloomberg, Disney has made inquiries about repurchasing the rights, but Turner is resistant.

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The deal Disney has with Turner is separate from Disney's Netflix agreement, which now allows Star Wars movies on the latter service. Although there will be new Star Wars content, fans might think twice about subscribing if they're more interested in the older films. Netflix has attracted more than 130 million customers by using popular TV shows and movies from other companies.

Nevertheless, while the films that actually broke new ground and blazed the trail will be off the table for potentially half a decade, Disney can rest easy about Star Wars movies.

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