Disney-ABC Domestic Television, a division of the Walt Disney Company, has signed an exclusive, long-term licensing agreement with Starz Entertainment for exclusive rights to any theatrical release from Walt Disney Studios through 2015.
The deal gives Starz Entertainment the rights to play any release from Walt Disney Studios, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney-Pixar, Touchstone Pictures, Hollywood Pictures and Marvel Entertainment on its channels, which include:
Janice Marinelli, the President of Disney-ABC Domestic Television said about the new deal, “Disney and Starz have been partners since the launch of the flagship Starz premium channel back in 1994, and we are pleased to be able to extend our very successful relationship. With this long-term extension, Starz’s subscribers will continue to experience the magic and excitement of our Walt Disney Studios motion pictures.”
While President and Chief Operating Officer of Starz Entertainment, Bill Myers, said, “Commercial-free movies from Disney have always been a cornerstone of our programming and will remain so for years to come even as we add original series to our movie mix. This agreement secures our ability to meet the needs of current and future subscribers in a fast-changing media landscape.”