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Netflix in talks with Disney to keep offering Marvel and Lucasfilm movies after 2019

Reuters quoted Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos as saying that the firm is in "active discussions" with Disney on the issue
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Earlier this week, Disney said it will launch two streaming services of its own.

Netflix Inc (NASDAQ:NFLX) is in talks with Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) to keep showing Marvel and Lucasfilm movies beyond 2019 when its distribution agreement ends, according to a Reuters report.

Reuters quoted Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos as saying that the firm is in "active discussions" with Disney on the issue.

Lucasfilm produces Star Wars movies.

READ: Disney to ditch Netflix Inc and launch two streaming services of its own

Earlier this week, Disney said it will launch two streaming services of its own.

The first, a film and TV streaming service, featuring original Disney content, would go live in 2019, coinciding with the end of its distribution agreement with Netflix. 

The film studios and theme parks operator added that a sport-based streaming service under its ESPN banner would become available next year.

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October 18 2016
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