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
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?
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
I had to double check the calendar on this one, but it’s square root day, not that other holiday. Disney says that current COO Tom Staggs, the heir apparent to CEO Bob Iger, will leave the company as of May 6. This is big news… Read More »Big news: Disney losing Tom Staggs, heir apparent to CEO Bob Iger
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
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
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
Time is once again hosting the list of the 100 most influential people on their website. For a twist, each honoree is introduced by one of their peers. Disney CEO Bob Iger makes the list and introduced by fellow media mogul Rupert Murdoch. It’s a… Read More »Disney CEO Bob Iger on list of Times 100 Most Influential People