Disney Seeking Rich Deal For TV Rights to ‘Star Wars’ Movies

Starz has the traditional pay TV rights to “Force Awakens” starting at the end of this year through its prior movie output deal with Disney. The title probably won’t hit free TV until 2018 at the earliest. […] The next two “Star Wars” movies and other Disney theatrical releases will shift to Netflix for the traditional pay TV window, under the blockbuster output deal that Disney struck with Netflix in late 2012. That deal, valued at $300 million a year for Disney, covers the Mouse’s theatrical releases starting in 2016. – Cynthia Littleton, Variety