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 andfeature films from its premium Lucasfilm and Marvel Entertainment subsidiaries. Speaking at the […]

Disney and Lucasfilm launching Star Wars augmented reality event

Disney and Lucasfilm are to launch a Star Wars augmented reality event as part of an initiative to celebrate the launch of new products associated with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Find the Force, a pop-up AR treasure hunt, will be part of Force Friday II on September 1. Star Wars fans attending the three-day […]

Report: Netflix in talks to keep Marvel, Star Wars content

Netflix is reportedly in discussions with Walt Disney about retaining streaming rights to Marvel and Star Wars films, after Disney said it would pull content from the service in 2019. Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, told Reuters that Netflix is in talks about retaining the rights to stream Marvel and Lucasfilm releases after its […]

Sky Deutschland’s Star Wars move pulls in the crowds

Sky Deutschland’s latest experiment in pop-up channels – a Star Wars-dedicated service that aired from October 10-23 – was tuned into by 327,000 unique viewers and secured a total of 1.1 million viewings over the period in which it aired. Hailing the success of Sky Cinema Star Wars HD, Sky said that the pop-up channel […]

Sky to launch Star Wars-branded remote control and channel

Pay TV operator Sky is launching a line of Star Wars-branded remote controls along with a dedicated Star Wars channel as a promotional initiative timed to coincide with the cinema release of the film in the long-running sequence, Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the UK on December 17. The Star Wars branded remote controls are available […]

Facebook introduces 360-degree videos

Facebook has started to roll out 360-degree videos in the service’s News Feed, in an effort to take immersive content “a step further.” The new feature lets viewers choose the angle when they play back compatible videos on Facebook– doing so on the web by dragging the video with a mouse cursor, or on mobiles […]

Telefónica secures Star Wars movies in Disney deal

Telefónica and Disney have struck an agreement that will bring all of the Star Wars movies to Movistar+ subscribers in Spain. The deal, signed by Walt Disney Company Spain and Portugal CEO Simon Anselem and Movistar+ and Telefónica Spain director Ignacio Fernández Vega at the San Sebastián film festiva, will see the Spanish telco bring […]

Sky Deutschland launches Star Wars channel

Sky Deutschland, the German arm of UK-Italian-German pay TV operator Sky, has launched a dedicated Star Wars channel. Sky Star Wars HD will show the six Star Wars movies around the clock. The launch of the special channel comes ahead of the Christmas period and ahead of the release of The Force Awakens, the next […]