Analysts are starting to wrap their minds around an idea raised by CBS’ Les Moonves (here) and Disney’s Bob Iger (here) in recent earnings calls in response to questions about broadcasters’ disturbingly soft ratings in the new prime-time season:...Show More Summary
During Disney's Q4 earnings call, CEO Bob Iger gave no details on the upcoming "Star Wars" movie; however, he did give a hint at how the company plans to brand George Luca's lucrative company. For the release of "Star Wars: Episode VII,"...Show More Summary
While broadcasters have blamed everything from the DVR to the Olympics for a soft ad sales marketplace, Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO Bob Iger on Thursday allowed that unspectacular programming may have something to do with recent ratings shortfalls. Show More Summary
Disney CEO Bob Iger echoed CBS’ Les Moonves in advocating a change in TV ad sales to include all ad views in the seven days after a show airs — up from the current three. The “story of the year,” he told analysts this evening, is the...Show More Summary
Bob Iger, Jeff Bewkes, Rupert Murdoch and Philippe Dauman each helm huge media conglomerates—and this week they're using their power for good. While Time Warner, Viacom and News Corp. each donated $1 million to aid victims of Hurricane Sandy, Disney CEO Bob Iger pledged the most with a $2 million donation. Show More Summary
Is the Force Really With Bob Iger?
Maybe a Mickey-Yoda mashup will work: Bob Iger needs to sell $4.5 billion in tickets to make the math work, says Bernstein Research.
In buying Lucasfilm for a stunning $4.05 billion on Tuesday, Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger has made yet another bold gamble for the future of his media company, betting on a beloved but dusty franchise in need of a radical reimagining for a new generation. Show More Summary
That’s what CEO Bob Iger is paying for Lucasfilm - his latest attempt to purchase the creativity that Disney can’t seem to cultivate in-house. Like Marvel and Pixar, Lucasfilm’s returns remain on the dark side. But making at least three more Star Wars films may win over skeptics.
Walt Disney Co's $4 billion deal to buy George Lucas's Lucasfilm Ltd, Disney's third major entertainment acquisition in seven years, started taking shape in May 2011, when the "Star Wars" creator had to show Disney CEO Bob Iger how to use a lightsaber. Show More Summary
In a call with investors, CEO Bob Iger says the $4.05 billion purchase price is two percent of the company's market value. read more
Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger and George Lucas break down their new deal.
Disney plans to bring not just one but three new Star Wars films to the big screen, and the companies “have a pretty extensive treatment of the next three movies,” chairman and CEO Bob Iger said in a conference call announcing its deal to acquire Lucasfilm. Show More Summary
The big emphasis during Disney's conference call discussing its acquisition of Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion was, not surprisingly, the enormous earnings potential of the Star Wars franchise. And that includes gaming — so one of the analysts...Show More Summary
The Walt Disney Co. will pay George Lucas $4 billion for the company that brought us Star Wars. Disney CEO Bob Iger said in a statement that the acquisition is a great fit and will help preserve and grow the "Star Wars" franchise. "The...Show More Summary
AVENGERS RE-ASSEMBLE! Joss Whedon will return to the scene of his greatest commercial victory. The “Avengers” director has signed on to write and direct the sequel, said Disney CEO Bob Iger, who in a conference call Tuesday called the first ”Avengers” a “phenomenal success,” according to multiple reports. Read full article >>
Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney (NYSE: DIS), was once asked the most important characteristic of a leader. Optimism was his answer. After all, pessimists don’t start and build successful companies. Pessimists don’t create the future. Pessimists don’t change the world. Show More Summary
Bloomberg Businessweek’s latest edition is the “Interview Issue,” and among those interviewed are Mitt Romney, Disney CEO Bob Iger and Comcast CEO Brian Roberts. Roberts was asked about the relationship he has with NBCUniversal, which...Show More Summary
Joss Whedon finally looks to be getting his due. In an earnings call yesterday, Disney CEO Bob Iger dropped the bomb that not only had Whedon signed an exclusive deal to write and direct a second Avengers movie, he will also help develop a new live-action Marvel television show for ABC. Show More Summary
The Walt Disney Company (DIS) F3Q2012 Earnings Conference Call August 07, 2012, 17:00 p.m. ET Executives Lowell Singer - IR Bob Iger - Chairman and CEO Jay Rasulo - Senior EVP and CFO Analysts Michael Nathanson - Nomura Ben Swinburne...Show More Summary