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Disney plans own streaming service, will pull its movies off Netflix

During today’s earnings call, Disney announced that it intends to pull its movies from Netflix and instead start up its own streaming service. The direct-to-consumer streaming service is expected to launch in 2019. A separate streaming service will launch to focus on ESPN branded sports… Read More »Disney plans own streaming service, will pull its movies off Netflix

Will Disney CEO Bob Iger Renew His Contract?

Update: on today’s earnings call, Iger said he would stay if asked by the board, but that he thinks there is a good succession plan. Decision time is in 2018. Just like any other empty nester nearing retirement age, I’m sure the Iger family has… Read More »Will Disney CEO Bob Iger Renew His Contract?

Bob Iger’s Excellent RV Adventure is Postponed

If you’ve ever seen those large lumbering Recreational Vehicles (RV) driving through Walt Disney World, there’s a good chance they’re on their way to Fort Wilderness. Families and retirees share the tradition of driving cross-country to spend some quality time in Disney’s campground, living in… Read More »Bob Iger’s Excellent RV Adventure is Postponed

Disney CEO Bob Iger on Star Wars, ESPN, and China

Over the weekend Walt Disney Company CEO and Chair Bob Iger discussed the giant box office of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the status of EPSN, and more in a 30 minute interview with Bloomberg’s David Westin and Stephanie Ruhle on “Bloomberg ‹GO›.” Some analysts… Read More »Disney CEO Bob Iger on Star Wars, ESPN, and China

Disney CEO Bob Iger made a mere $44.9 million in 2015

The Chair and CEO of the Walt Disney Company’s 2015 compensation package was revealed in an SEC filing yesterday. He collected $44.9 million, which is actually down 3.4% from 2014. According to the document, Iger’s base salary is $2.5 million with the rest coming in… Read More »Disney CEO Bob Iger made a mere $44.9 million in 2015

Disney CFO Jay Rasulo to Step Down

While the Walt Disney Company has yet to announce an official successor for current CEO Bob Iger, the path just became much clearer for COO Tom Staggs. His closest rival was CFO Jay Rasulo, however he just announced he’ll step down at the end of… Read More »Disney CFO Jay Rasulo to Step Down