×

Media Bob Iger

  • Kobe Bryant

    Disney launches ESPN+, the first direct-to-consumer video service from the company, featuring live sports and other programming, including a basketball show hosted by former LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant.

  • ESPN

    Disney launches ESPN+, the first direct-to-consumer video service from the company, featuring live sports and other programming, including a basketball show hosted by former LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant.

  • Streaming player menu screen featuring Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Hulu, and Redbox Instant.

    At some point, monthly costs for customers will force them to choose between services, which could pressure companies into reaggregation.

  • BOSTON, March 16- Walt Disney Co Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger stands to earn up to $423 million over four years, according to a new analysis of a compensation package rejected by shareholders, and some investors want to raise the bar on his performance targets. Markus Hansen, senior research analyst at Vontobel Asset Management, which had 2.4 million...

  • LOS ANGELES, March 14- Walt Disney Co said on Wednesday it had created a new unit for its streaming video and international businesses as the company retools its traditional media operation for a world rapidly embracing online video. Kevin Mayer, the company's chief strategy officer, was named chairman of the new division, which will oversee the upcoming ESPN+...

  • Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Co.

    CEO Bob Iger said in a statement that the move better positions Disney for the future.

  • Chief executive officer and chairman of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger

    Cowen analyst Doug Creutz believes Disney's venture in over the top content is rife with uncertainty as the media giant tries to balance losses in ESPN.

  • Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos.

    Daniel Ives, head of technology at GBH Research, said the next 12 to 18 months is a "pivotal window" for tech giants to secure sports rights.

  • Disney shareholders vote against CEO Iger's pay package

    Fifty-two percent of shareholders voted against Disney's compensation plan for Iger and other executive

  • Bob Iger, chairman and chief executive officer of The Walt Disney Co.

    Walt Disney Co shareholders rejected an executive compensation plan for CEO Bob Iger in a non-binding vote on Thursday.

  • March 8- Walt Disney Co shareholders rejected an executive compensation plan that could reward Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger with up to $48.5 million a year over four years plus an equity grant worth about $100 million, in a non-binding vote on Thursday. Under the compensation plan, Iger would be paid up to $48.5 million in annual salary and bonuses if the Fox...

  • March 8- Walt Disney Co said on Thursday its shareholders, in a non-binding vote, rejected the executive compensation plan for Chief Executive Bob Iger and other leaders of the entertainment and theme park company. Fifty-two percent of the shareholders voted against Disney's compensation plan, according to preliminary results announced at the company's...

  • March 5- Walt Disney Co on Monday named longtime executive James Pitaro the new president of its ESPN sports network, tapping him to navigate a rapid consumer shift from traditional television to online viewing. He replaces John Skipper, who resigned in December, citing substance addiction. "Jimmy forged his career at the intersection of technology, sports and...

  • March 5- Walt Disney Co on Monday named longtime executive James Pitaro as the new president of its ESPN sports network, which is trying to navigate a rapid consumer shift from traditional television to online viewing. He replaces John Skipper, who resigned in December, citing substance addiction. Disney shares rose 0.6 percent to $103.56 in afternoon trading...

  • March 5- Walt Disney Co on Monday named James Pitaro as president of ESPN and co-chair of Disney Media Networks. Pitaro who was previously chairman of Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media since 2016, will report directly to Disney Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger. ESPN's former President John Skippers had resigned in December following a...

  • LOS ANGELES, March 4- Fox Searchlight, the arthouse studio of 21st Century Fox Inc, won the film industry's most prestigious prize on Sunday, taking the best picture Oscar for fantasy romance "The Shape of Water." "The place I like to live the most is Fox Searchlight," "Shape of Water" director Guillermo del Toro said as he accepted the best director award.

  • Feb 28- U.S. cable company Comcast Corp's proposal to buy Sky Plc for $31 billion has raised the specter of a potential bidding war between with Rupert Murdoch's Twenty First Century Fox and Walt Disney Co.. Comcast, the owner of NBC, MSNBC and Universal Pictures, said on Tuesday it proposed to offer 12.50 pounds per share for Britain's Sky, more than the 10.75 pounds...

  • John Skipper, formerly of ESPN

    March 16 will be 90 days since ESPN's John Skipper stepped down. It's a date that could hold a key to Disney's future, said Eric Jackson.

  • LONDON, Feb 28- U.S. cable operator Comcast has informally notified the European Commission of its intention to bid for Britain's pay-TV group Sky, triggering the regulatory process for the $31 billion deal. Comcast, the owner of NBC, CNBC and MSNBC, said it went public with its approach because it wanted to start the regulatory review. Disney's Bob Iger was in Paris...

  • LONDON, Feb 27- U.S. cable giant Comcast Corp has offered $31 billion for Sky Plc, threatening a plan hatched by Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc and Walt Disney Co to seize control of Europe's biggest pay-TV group. The world's biggest entertainment company and owner of NBC and Universal Pictures said on Tuesday it proposed to offer 12.50 pounds per...