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The Force is with Netflix

February 13, 2014

star-wars-yodaAn exclusive licensing agreement with The Disney/ABC Television Group is bringing Star Wars content to Netflix streaming members for the first time.

The Galactic Republic, Disney/ABC Television Group, Lucasfilm and Netflix have confirmed the highly-anticipated début of the sixth and final season of the Emmy Award-winning series Star Wars: The Clone Wars exclusively to Netflix members in the US and Canada on March 7th. Accompanying the 13-episode new season dubbed The Lost Missions will be the entire Star Wars: The Clone Wars saga, which includes several director’s cut episodes never seen on TV as well as the feature film. This multi-year agreement also makes Netflix the exclusive subscription service for the entire Star Wars: The Clone Wars series.

Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer, noted that the series joins a long line of Disney content that Netflix members are and will continue to enjoy for years to come, and that The Clone Wars marked an important moment as Netflix welcomes more and more first-run content from The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries.

Star Wars: The Clone Wars is the first time any Star Wars content has been available for Netflix streaming members. The deal follows a recent announcement from Netflix and The Walt Disney Company to bring multiple original series based on Marvel characters to the service in 2015. Netflix will be the exclusive US subscription television service for first-run, live-action and animated movies from the Walt Disney Studios including titles from Disney, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar Animation Studios, Marvel Studios, Disneynature and Lucasfilm beginning in 2016. Netflix members can currently enjoy a wide range of Disney, ABC Entertainment Group and Disney Channel films and TV shows across the 41 countries where Netflix operates.

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