Bob Iger


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 […]

Disney extends Bob Iger’s deal until 2018

Disney CEO Bob Iger has signed a new deal, which will keep him at the Hollywood Studio until June 30, 2018. Iger is currently chairman and CEO of Disney. He became company president in 2000 and chief executive in 2005 after the exit of Michael Eisner. He has overseen the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel and […]

Disney’s Iger: investment in Hulu a boon for content owners

Disney chief Bob Iger has said Hulu has real strategic and financial value for the company and offers a considerable opportunity for content owners. Hulu’s owners, Disney, Fox and Comcast recently explored sale options before deciding to retain the business, the second time that situation had played out. The Disney boss said yesterday that the […]