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Starz has the rights to Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The pay network got the film under an existing deal with Disney.

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Rey and Finn fans, if you ever questioned whether to subscribe to Starz, question no more: Starz has the rights to Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The home of Outlander and Power was already positioned to become the small-screen destination for the reboot, which, at $740.3 million, has already surpassed Jurassic World ($652.3 million) and Titanic ($658.7 million) to become the second-highest grossing domestic movie ever.

The network had an existing deal with Disney to air all of its movies released in 2015. The deal expires with The Force Awakens, so it’s anyone’s guess who will get to air those future flicks. 

The New York Post reported that Starz paid around $17.5 million air the film in late 2016.