Thursday, November 8, 2012

Entire 5th season of Star Wars The Clone Wars will remain and be seen on The Cartoon Network on DStv in South Africa in 2013.

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I can reveal and confirm that the entire 5th season of Star Wars The Clone Wars will be shown on The Cartoon Network (DStv 301) for South African and African viewers on MultiChoice's DStv sometime in 2013.

Turner Broadcasting System (TBS) which runs and operate The Cartoon Network, tells me that South African viewers will definitely see the entire 5th season of Star Wars The Clone Wars next year which is currently halfway through this season on the channel in America.

This is important because last week Disney and LucasFilm Ltd announced that Disney is buying the entire Star Wars franchise from George Lucas for $4,05 billion.

Disney then said that it wants Star Wars properties - meaning more than one show - on TV - especially on the Disney XD channel. TBS currently has the rights to the great animation show Star Wars The Clone Wars for The Cartoon Network until the end of 2013.

However, it's now uncertain whether Star Wars The Clone Wars (which is doing well in the ratings and viewership) might simply end after the current 5th season (George Lucas said he'd like at least 100 episodes of it), or might move to Disney XD or to another TV channel, and what the future of this show is.

At least there's some new hope and further clarity for South African viewers in as far as the current 5th season is concerned.

"Star Wars The Clone Wars will remain on The Cartoon Network for the entire run of its 5th season," Turner tells me. "There has been no decision about the 6th season yet."