• TalkTalk TV has seen uplift in sales of the original trilogy thanks to franchise reboot

  • Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, has seen the most downloads on the TalkTalk TV Store since release of Star Wars: A Force Awakens

  • To celebrate A New Hope is available on TalkTalk TV for just £7.95

May the Fourth, TalkTalk TV has answered the biggest Star Wars fan debate by revealing the nation’s favourite film from the original trilogy.

Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope has had the most downloads since the cinematic release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens by TalkTalk TV’s 1.3 million customers.

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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

**Based on download figures from the TalkTalk TV store 2015-2017

To celebrate the film topping the download charts, TalkTalk TV has placed an offer on the film, so customers can enjoy it for the reduced the cost of £7.95 until 14th May.

Aleks Habdank, Managing Director, TalkTalk TV, said: Ever since the cinematic release of Star Wars: A Force Awakens we’ve seen a huge surge in downloads of the original Star Wars trilogy as families enjoy these classic films together. While The Empire Strikes Back may be widely cited as the best Star Wars film by critics, our figures show that the original Star Wars: A New Hope is the nation’s favourite.

Across the whole franchise The Force Awakens tops the download chart followed by Rogue One, echoing their box-office success.  The Phantom Menace is the most popular of the 00s trilogy with Attack of the Clones at the bottom of the table.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

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Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

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Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

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Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

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Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

**Based on download figures from the TalkTalk TV store 2015-2017

Fans can enjoy the entire franchise, from Episode I to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, via the TalkTalk TV store.  The TalkTalk TV Store is a multi-device pay-as-you-go movies and TV service. It offers users the ability to stream, rent, download and buy-to-own popular boxsets and the latest movies – with no monthly subscription.

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About TalkTalk TV

TalkTalk launched its TV offering in 2012 and it quickly became Britain’s fastest growing TV service. To date around 1.3 million customers, over a third of all TalkTalk homes, take TV from the value for money provider. As a result of a number of high profile content deals, TalkTalk TV viewers have access to both Sky Sports and BT Sport, Netflix, hit HBO shows such as Game of Thrones and blockbuster movies to rent and own from all major studios.