Starz extends licensing deal through 2015

Disney agreement includes Marvel titles and hit film 'Up'

Starz is extending its licensing agreement with Walt Disney Studios through 2015, giving the network access to titles from Marvel, Touchstone, Disney-Pixar and other divisions of the company.

The previous output agreement was set to run through 2012.

"Disney and Starz have been partners since the launch of the flagship Starz premium channel back in 1994, and we are pleased to be able to extend our very successful relationship," said Janice Marinelli, president, Disney-ABC Domestic Television. "With this long-term extension, Starz's subscribers will continue to experience the magic and excitement of our Walt Disney Studios motion pictures."

Upcoming Disney titles to Starz include "Up," "The Princess and the Frog" and "The Proposal."

Financial arrangements were not disclosed.