Bob Iger


D2C at fore for new Disney boss Chapek

Direct-to-consumer products like Disney+ and Hulu are the “most important” to new Disney CEO Bob Chapek. Speaking to Comcast-owned CNBC, Chapek said that he has “huge shoes to fill” and that outgoing CEO Bob Iger’s legacy in the company has been “profound.” In the interview, Chapek was sat alongside now executive chairman Iger, very much […]

Disney CEO Bob Iger announces immediate resignation, parks chief Chapek to step up

Bob Iger, the 69-year old CEO of the Walt Disney Company, is stepping down from his post with immediate effect. He will be succeeded by the company’s chairman for parks, experiences and products, 27-year Disney veteran Bob Chapek. The CEO previously had announced he would leave the role at the end of his contract on […]

Disney+ achieves 28.6 million subscribers in four months

Disney+ has hit 28.6 million subscribers in less than six months, the company has confirmed. The company’s first quarterly results since the streamer’s launch in five territories met recent estimations from analyst MoffettNathanson. Speaking on Disney’s Q1 2020 earnings call, CEO Bob Iger attributed Disney+’s success to “our incredible portfolio of great brands, the outstanding […]

Disney confirms European Disney+ launch for March 31

Disney+ has finalised its roll-out in Western Europe, with plans now firmed up to debut in the UK and a handful of other markets in late March. The fledgling streamer – which will officially launch in the US, Netherlands and Canada on 12 November, and in Australia and New Zealand on 19 November – is […]

Iger: Disney needs Comcast ‘cooperation’ to realise Hulu ambition

Disney is “bullish” about the potential of Hulu, including international expansion, but will have to strike an agreement with Comcast to achieve its goals, according to CEO Bob Iger. Speaking after Disney posted better than expected second fiscal quarter results, Iger also said that Disney’s movie activities and new streaming service Disney+ will be intricately […]

Disney unveils plan for ‘rapid’ global expansion of Disney+

Disney has given investors a first glimpse into its new SVOD service, which is to launch on November 12 with a “rapid” global expansion planned within the next two years. The Mouse House’s long-anticipated Investor Day in Burbank, California, included extensive presentations on Hulu, Hotstar, ESPN+ and Disney+ from execs including chairman and CEO Bob […]

Disney lifts lid on Disney+ streaming service, may look to buy all of Hulu

Disney has lifted the lid on its new streaming service, which will be called Disney+ and launched late next year. Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed the name of the service during a company earnings call on Thursday (November 8). The business has launched a website for the service, which highlights its portfolio of brands, including Pixar, […]

Iger could remain Disney CEO after Fox deal closes

Disney chief Bob Iger might not be done just yet. Reports claim Iger might re-up in his role as CEO of The Walt Disney Company after closure of an agreement for various 21st Century Fox assets. The development came shortly after news that Fox chief James Murdoch could become CEO of the merged entity, with […]

Disney parks chief key contender for CEO post

Bob Chapek, chairman of Parks and Resorts at Disney, is emerging as the most likely candidate for CEO Bob Iger, according to reports. Iger has postponed retirement for three years and it’s looking like that he will soon step down making way for Chapek, according to Bloomberg. Iger is scheduled to retire in July 2019. […]

Iger to exit Disney CEO post in 2019

Bob Iger will step down as chief executive of The Walt Disney Company in 2019, and claims this time it’s really happening. The Disney CEO confirmed his exit plan at a Vanity Fair event yesterday, adding: “This time I mean it.” That was in reference to previous exit plans, which include an aborted 2016 attempt […]