Bob Iger

Former Disney boss Bob Iger joins Thrive Capital

Former Disney CEO Bob Iger has joined investment firm Thrive Capital. Thrive Capital is a venture capital company that focuses on building and investing in the internet, software, and technology-enabled companies. It was founded in 2009 by Joshua Kushner (son of real estate developer Charles Kushner and brother of Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner), and […]

Former Disney CEO Iger part of Chelsea bid

Bob Iger, the former CEO of The Walt Disney Company, has been revealed as part of a bid to buy West London football club Chelsea FC. Iger, who had previously been touted as a potential buyer of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns, has been named as a backer of a bid for the club from Bain […]

Former Disney CEO said to be eyeing takeover of NBA team

Bob Iger, the former Disney CEO, is reportedly eyeing a takeover of NBA team Phoenix Suns. According to Puck News, Iger – who currently serves as Disney’s chair –  is interested in buying an NBA team with the Suns as his preference should it become available. The team’s majority owner Robert Sarver is currently under […]

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, […]