Disney Mulling Marvel, Star Wars-Branded TV Channels


Disney Chief Robert Iger says that the entertainment conglomerate is considering putting together branded TV channels for their massively popular Marvel and Star Wars brands.

Daily Finance (via ScreenCrush) quote Iger as saying "We have said that with these channels and these brands — ESPN, ABC, Disney, maybe even down the road something related to Star Wars and Marvel — we do have an ability as a company to take product, specifically filmed entertainment, television, movies, directly to consumers."

Slashfilm suggests that could mean a Marvel Channel or a Star Wars Channel, although obviously the ambiguous wording could just as easily leave the door open for a more general genre-themed channel -- the House of Mouse's answer to NBC Universal's Syfy and similar networks -- which would presumably become an immediate industry leader by virtue of its access to Marvel and Lucasfilm content.

Not much in the way of details was offered, but stay tuned; the Slashfilm story suggests that it's likely we'll hear more from Iger.