ITV is understood to be on the verge of acquiring future terrestrial TV rights to the four Star Wars films in a deal said to be worth more than£10 million,
ITV is understood to be on the verge of acquiring future terrestrial TV rights to the four Star Wars films in a deal said to be worth more than£10 million, writes Tim Dams. The deal, which includes last year's Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace, would also see BSkyB snap up pay-TV rights. The BBC was understood to have bid, but baulked at the asking price. ITV controller of network acquisitions Jeremy Boulton said ITV has spoken with Lucasfilm, but added: 'There is no deal I can confirm.' Star Wars last aired on ITV in the mid-1990s.