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Richardson’s recruitment of Iger raises eyebrows

During a limited round of media interviews conducted Thursday night, Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger said that he first became involved in the effort to build a Carson stadium that would be shared by the Chargers and Raiders at the invitation of Panthers owner Jerry Richardson. “He asked whether I’d be interested…

Iger says biggest obstacle to Chargers/Raiders stadium is NFL approval

Walt Disney Company Chairman and CEO Bob Iger recently agreed to join the effort to build an L.A.-area football stadium that would be shared by the Chargers and Raiders if the NFL approves the project. At this point, Iger sees formal NFL approval as the biggest remaining obstacle to getting the stadium built. “The path to…

ESPN is losing subscribers by the millions

Disney, the parent company of ESPN, warned that the sports network may keep losing subscribers. In a note back in August, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that ESPN "has experienced some modest [subscriber] losses" because of an overall decline in multichannel cable subscriptions in US households. Show More Summary

Bob Iger involvement helps Raiders-Chargers cause

The “if you build it, I will run it” agreement of Disney CEO Bob Iger to run the stadium project in Carson gives the Raiders and Chargers a significant bump in their effort to win the race to L.A. Iger is a favorite of league owners, due in part to Disney’s ownership of a four-letter…

Head of Disney to Oversee One of Two Efforts to Return the NFL to Los Angeles

One of the two groups working on getting an NFL team for L.A. has received a huge shot in the arm, with Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger coming aboard to oversee the effort to create an NFL franchise in...

What's Behind Bob Iger's Move to Help Bring the NFL to L.A.

So far, observers say it’s not clear to why the Disney chairman said yes when asked to oversee a proposed football stadium project in Carson for the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders read more

Today: Major Questions and Microaggressions

6 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

I'm Davan Maharaj, editor of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. Subscribe to the newsletter TOP STORIES With Bob Iger as QB, Will Carson Get the NFL? Bob Iger has made Disney the envy of the entertainment world over the last 10 years. Can he help return the...

Disney CEO Bob Iger aims to bring an NFL team back to professional-football-starved L.A.

It's been one of Hollywood's favorite guessing games for years: What will Robert Iger do when he steps down as chairman and chief executive of Walt Disney Co.? The speculation has long centered on politics or public service. On Wednesday, a new scenario emerged: pro football. Stunning photos, celebrity...

Disney’s CEO Is Leading Plans To Bring Two NFL Teams To Los Angeles

Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger was tapped by the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders to build a stadium in the Los Angeles area and move both teams to the market. Those two teams are competing with the St. Louis Rams, who also want to move...Show More Summary

NFL's Raiders, Chargers, Seeking L.A. Stadium, Tap Disney's Iger

Walt Disney Co CEO Bob Iger has teamed up with the National Football League's Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers to try to build them a stadium in a Los Angeles suburb, backers of the project said in a statement on Wednesday.

Disney CEO Agrees to Join Raiders-Chargers Stadium Venture

Disney CEO Bob Iger has agreed to lead the effort to build a stadium for the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers in the Los Angeles area should NFL owners approve the teams' move.

Bob Iger To Lead L.A. Stadium Effort For the Chargers And Raiders

Bob Iger has too much spare time? Seems that way as he agreed today to add to his responsibilities as Disney’s Chairman and CEO by also becoming Non-Executive Chairman of Carson Holdings. This is the joint venture by the Oakland Raiders...Show More Summary

Disney CEO Bob Iger to Lead L.A. Area NFL Stadium Project (Report)

He would remain in his posts and also serve as non-executive chair of Carson Holdings, which is behind the San Diego Chargers' and Oakland Raiders' bid to build a stadium in Carson, Calif. read more

Chargers, Raiders will name Disney CEO head of LA stadium project

Disney CEO Bob Iger will take over direction of a joint stadium project for the Raiders and Chargers if the NFL approvals their proposal. The San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders are set to name Disney CEO Bob Iger as the head of the...Show More Summary

Disney's Bob Iger hired by Chargers, Raiders to oversee Carson stadium project

Bob Iger, the chairman and chief executive of the Walt Disney Company, has been appointed by the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders to head their proposed stadium project in Carson. Iger will serve as the non-executive chairman of Carson Holdings LLC, the joint venture of the two NFL teams,...

Chief of Disney, TV powerhouse, makes a great case for why cable subscribers keep cutting the cord

6 months agoTechnology : Post Tech

Disney chief executive Bob Iger, whose global media empire includes TV giants like ABC and ESPN, has plenty of reasons to defend traditional TV in an age when viewers continue to slim or sever their cable bill. But on Thursday, Iger instead argued a convincing case for why viewers keep running from the way TV has always been watched — and why the world's […]

Bob Iger: ESPN Is Still A “Glass Half Full” Story With “No Need To Panic”

Disney CEO Bob Iger doesn’t “retract or in any way change” the disclosures about subscriber losses at ESPN that rattled the media industry three months ago. he told analysts today. “We decided to be candid, maybe refreshingly so….There...Show More Summary

Disney 4Q results allay concerns about cord-cutting

CEO Bob Iger told CNBC that he remained "bullish" about the TV business, saying that the loss of some pay TV subscribers industrywide this year was not a reason for panic. Disney said Thursday that revenue at its leading business, cable networks, rose 12 percent to $4.25 billion in the fiscal fourth quarter, beating the $4.22 billion expected by analysts polled by FactSet.

Disney Reports Mixed Results For September Quarter But With Help From ESPN

Investors probably will be more interested in what CEO Bob Iger has to say about prospects for ESPN and Star Wars than in Disney’s results for its fiscal Q4. But the numbers at least haven’t exacerbated the cord cutting fears the company...Show More Summary

3 years of 'Star Wars Episode VII' fandom, celebrated in 300 tweets

A mere three years ago, George Lucas sat in the office of Bob Iger, CEO of Disney, and signed over the rights to his life's major work, the Star Wars series, for a then-staggering $4.06 billion The world was still digesting the other...Show More Summary

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