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China: Tencent streams Star Wars

September 14, 2015

By Nik Roseveare

StarWarsIn a landmark deal between Tencent and Disney, the creation of a single Star Wars digital hub in China will provide millions of Star Wars fans across the country with unprecedented access to the complete Star Wars saga in the lead up to the much-awaited global release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in December.

Tencent has signed deals with The Walt Disney Company and 20th Century Fox to be the exclusive TVoD and SVoD online provider in mainland China for the complete epic. Available online for the first time in the country, Star Wars episodes I-VI are available immediately via Tencent’s various online channels.

“The deal shows that Tencent is the destination of choice for studios seeking to extend their best movies and shows to the huge Chinese audience,” said SY Lau, Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent and President of Tencent Online Media Group. “Through this collaboration with Disney and 20th Century Fox, we will elevate and tailor the Star Wars experience for

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