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Netflix’s US Disney exclusive begins in September

Service will become exclusive US pay-TV home for films from the Disney stable.

Netflix will become the exclusive US pay-TV home of the latest movies from Disney, Marvel, Pixar and Lucasfilm from September.

The news was confirmed in a blog post by Netflix’s chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, on May 23.

According to Variety, the deal was inked over three years ago, and covers Disney movies starting from 2016 theatrical releases.

This means it will not have Star Wars: The Force Awakens, as this was released in 2015. Instead, US cable network Starz will have streaming rights to the blockbuster.

However, Netflix won’t be short of Disney content – 2016 releases include the likes of Zootropolis, Captain America: Civil War, Finding Dory, Alice Through the Looking Glass and Rogue One among others.

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