This is a friendly reminder from your Star Wars-loving htxt.africa journos that from today, Star Wars fans with DStv Premium subscriptions can tune in to channel 109  to begin enjoying a huge selection of Star Wars movies, TV shows and cartoons.

The movies will be aired in chronological order at 6am and 7:30pm during the week, with the intervening time filled with Star Wars-related shows.

Or, you can simply set your PVR to record whatever takes your fancy of the line-up and spend the remaining weekends between now and Star Wars: The Force Awakens re-acquainting yourself with why you love the franchise so much. That’s our plan, anyway.

Things kicked off with the airing of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope this morning at 6am, and at the time of writing the channel was airing back-to-back episodes of animated series Star Wars Rebels.

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