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Turner scores major 'Star Wars' deal to televise 11 movies

Turner scores major 'Star Wars' deal to televise 11 movies

Betting big on the staying power of the “Star Wars” film franchise, Turner television networks have claimed the rights to run the iconic film franchise on cable channels TNT and TBS.

The multiyear deals, announced Wednesday, steer 11 “Star Wars” movies, including last year’s blockbuster, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” this December’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” and three additional upcoming films onto the Turner channels.

Turner, a division of media giant Time Warner Inc., has been laser-focused on making its channels more valuable to consumers and pay-TV...

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