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LONDON -- Pay TV giant BSkyB said Monday it has signed a deal with 20th Century Fox International Television and Lucasfilm for rights to all six movies in the Star Wars franchise and will air the movies in a specially promoted package next summer. The deal, brokered by Sky's film acquisitions head Lisa Macdonald, means Sky's premium movie channel, Sky Movies, will be the first on U.K. television to show the complete Star Wars saga. Sky will have U.K. TV rights for all six Star Wars films beginning in August 2006, coinciding with the start of the pay tv window for Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith.

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