Sky has announced it’ll be the first service to televise Star Wars: The Force Awakens, when it finds its ways from the big screen into our living rooms next year. The next movie in the Star Wars series will hit UK cinemas on 18 December, and its TV premiere will come via Sky Movies nine months later. However, if a bunch of cloaked, lightsabre-swinging chaps don’t really get your blood pumping, there’ll be plenty more exclusive content to look forward to, as Sky has extended its deal with Disney. It’s a huge boost for Sky Movies in its battle with rival services Netflix and Amazon TV, and will see the channel gain first access to the latest Disney, DisneyPixar, Marvel Studios and LucasFilm releases.
This new agreement means our customers can continue to enjoy the biggest blockbusters like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Inside Out before they are available on any other online subscription service,” said Gary Davey, the MD of content at Sky. “They also get access to a great portfolio of family channels and a growing on demand library of amazing shows and films which we know they love.”