The mega-blockbuster was released in December 2015, the tail end of Disney’s pact with Starz. Premium TV rights to Disney films out in 2016 and beyond will go to Netflix.
Starz plans to make the most out of Star Wars: There’ll be a “special presentation” on September 10 on all six Starz channels at 9 PM ET/PT and at 11:20 PM ET/PT. It also will be available for download via the Starz App as of September 10.
Then the company says it will show the film “across the Starz channels numerous times throughout the day on Sunday, September 11.”
“No greater fandom has ever existed than the Star Wars fans, and we are thrilled to be the exclusive home of The Force Awakens,” CEO Chris Albrecht says. “We are offering a variety of ways for fans and subscribers to watch – on the Starz networks, on demand, by streaming or download on the Starz App or through an Amazon Prime Starz subscription. We want to make the movie as accessible as the fans’ appetites for what is truly one of the greatest franchises of all time.”
Starz recently agreed to sell itself to Lionsgate.