I’ve no idea how reliable Jedi News is as a source, but the fact that they back up this rumor with a story about Disney looking to launch new Apple TV channels gives it some logic. Also there’s this:
“Distribution will only be on Apple TV devices capable of running iOS7 and there has been no confirmation if the same app will be available to other iOS devices such as iPad or iPhone.”
…which sounds EXACTLY like the sort of corporate dick move Disney would pull on a part of their property that doesn’t make them direct profit because it predates their deal.
At least if they air in any form, it gives “A New Hope” for some kind of DVD/Blu-ray in the future. Official or otherwise.
h/t Mike Ten