Bob Iger


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 […]

Disney CEO Bob Iger to stay on until 2019

Bob Iger has signed a year-extension to remain chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company for another year. The deal means Iger will stay in his post until July 2, 2019, and further postpones Disney making a call on his long-term successor. ABC owner Disney has been searching for Iger’s replacement for a significant […]

Disney chief sidesteps Netflix speculation, weighs Trump impact

The Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger has sidestepped speculation around a potential move for SVOD giant Netflix, but admitted direct-to-consumer models were creating “really interesting opportunities”. Disney was linked to a multi-billion dollar deal for Netflix last month, leading to intense speculation about a takeover. Questioned directly about interest in Netflix and social media […]

Disney CEO: ESPN streaming service may take cues from Now TV

Disney’s planned ESPN streaming service will not have a one-size-fits-all payment model and could take its cues from Sky’s Now TV service, according to Bob Iger. Speaking at Goldman Sachs’ 25th Annual Communacopia Conference in New York yesterday, the Disney CEO said the forthcoming ESPN offering may enable users to pay for “a specific sport, maybe even […]

Staggs in pole for Disney CEO role

Thomas Staggs has been named COO of The Walt Disney Company, positioning him as likely successor to incumbent Bob Iger. Staggs assumes the role while retaining his post as Walt Disney Parks and Resorts chairman until a replacement is found. The move means he is know perfectly positioned to succeed Iger in mid-2018, when his […]