Iger conceded the deal came with certain risks — a high price tag and the potential for an antitrust fight — but told CNBC's "Squawk on the Street" "that risk was well worth taking on."
Disney announced Thursday the long-anticipated, $52.4 billion all-stock deal that includes some, but not all, of Fox's content assets.
Iger said he was counting on antitrust regulators to look at the deal with the consumer in mind.
"We think that this is very consumer friendly," he said. "The aim of this combined company is to create even more high quality content and then to distribute it in ways that consumers prefer and consumers demand in today's world."