Television

Turner subscribes to 'Star Wars' library

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/09/16/Untitled-1_28.jpg?itok=GCOrv2OO

MUMBAI: The entire Star Wars library is coming back to cable TV after being off regular television for more than two years. Turner Broadcasting has acquired the commercial-television rights to the complete library of Star Wars movies, including four future theatrical releases. The films will play at some point on Turner’s channels -- TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies.

Turner, reportedly have spent a whopping amount of $ 275 million to acquire the entire library for a pact of eight years.

The agreement with The Walt Disney for 10 films includes the network premiere windows to last year's record-breaking Star Wars: The Force Awakens and this year's highly anticipated Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which opens in theatres on 16 December 2016. The Disney agreement also includes five of the six original classic Star Wars films, as well as the network television premieres of the next three yet-to-be-released movies. The installment that launched the franchise, Star Wars: A New Hope, comes to Turner through a separate arrangement with 20th Century Fox, thus making Turner the only company with basic cable rights to all 11 titles in the collection.

The deal with Turner is separate from Disney’s pact with Starz. The Force Awakens will only air on Turner networks in early 2018, following its pay-TV availability on the streaming service. Once that window concludes, Turner can play Star Wars films past and future whenever it wants, as many times as it wants.

The future titles will go to Netflix as part of the deal.

Here's a schedule for the upcoming marathon on TNT:

Tuesday, September 20
8 p.m. (ET/PT) - Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
11 p.m. (ET/PT) - Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Wednesday, September 21
8 p.m. (ET/PT) - Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
11:05 p.m. (ET/PT) - Star Wars: Attack of the Clones

Thursday, September 22
8 p.m. (ET/PT) - Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
11:05 p.m. (ET/PT) - Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith

Friday, September 23
8 p.m. (ET/PT) - Star Wars: A New Hope
10:45 p.m. (ET/PT) - Star Wars: A New Hope

Saturday, September 24
10:45 a.m. (ET/PT) - Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
1:45 p.m. (ET/PT) - Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
4:55 p.m. (ET/PT) - Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
8 p.m. (ET/PT) - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
10:45 p.m. (ET/PT) - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

Sunday, September 25
5:15 a.m. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
8:15 a.m. Star Wars: Attack of the Clones
11:20 a.m. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
2:25 p.m. (ET/PT) - Star Wars: A New Hope
5:10 p.m. (ET/PT) - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
8 p.m. (ET/PT) - Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
11 p.m. (ET/PT) - Star Wars: Return of the Jedi
2 a.m. (ET/PT) - Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/16/Ganesh%20Rajaram-800x800.jpg?itok=tjDzhz58
'Asia's Got Talent' s2 to air on AXN; multi-year deal with FreemantleMedia confirmed

MUMBAI: The search for "Asia's Got Talent" will continue in Season 2 this year after its successful first season in 2015. Sony Pictures Television Networks, Asia, has finalised terms with FremantleMedia International for the talent show's rights.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/16/Barkha-Dutt_0.jpg?itok=NrqDV69-
Barkha Dutt bids adieu to NDTV; hints at new venture

NEW DELHI: It’s the season for saying good-byes and starting afresh. It’s now Barkha Dutt’s turn to do so.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/16/m-k-anand.jpg?itok=NtDCYt2p
Unsponsored 'Remonetise India' simulcast on all Times channels without ads

Times Network, the broadcast arm of the Times Group initiated, ‘Remonetise India - A Citizen's Pledge’, a nationwide crusader campaign, urging Indians to take the next step from demonetization and Pledge for Growth.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/14/886-Private-Television-Channels-In-India.jpg?itok=OcWbQSq9
Dec '16: Private TV channels now number 899

NEW DELHI: The total number of private television channels has risen to 899, with nine new television channels cleared in December 2016.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/14/abdul.jpg?itok=2rb_-m03
Network 18 board approves amalgamation of subsidiaries; adjusted operating profit down in Q3-17

BENGALURU: The Network 18 Media and Investments Limited (Network 18) board on the recommendations of the audit committee has given the nod for amalgamation of its wholly owned subsidiaries with itself to simplify the corporate structure, consolidate businesses, and gain synergy and scale benefits...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/14/Michael%2BLynton.jpg?itok=o1QX6rjN
Sony Entertainment CEO Lynton stepping down; Hirai to take on more responsibility

MUMBAI: Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton will on 2 February reportedly step down as he plans to focus on his role as the chairman of the board of Snap Inc., owner of Snapchat.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/13/vijay-goel-800x800.jpg?itok=baKuOtSh
IOA suspension revoked following Kalmadi, Chautala's removal

Following the "corrective action in reversing the decisions with regard to Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala," the suspension of the Indian Olympic Committee by the Government has been revoked. Chautala and Kalmadi had been made life presidents of IOA but the decision was reversed in view of...

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/13/anup-800x800.jpg?itok=oPA5W8dJ
Anup Viswanathan quits Sony Entertainment Television

The news of the first high-profile exit from the television and entertainment industry just came in.

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/01/13/sun-network-800x800.jpg?itok=mAaNg92P
Sun Network channels rule ratings in south India

Despite the setback in the Kannada general entertainment television channel space where the Kalanithi Maran-run Sun TV Network’s Udaya Movies was placed at number 4 and Udaya TV at number 5 in BARC rankings, in the other southern regional space, its channel continue dominance.

Television TV Channels Viewership

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories