strong>By Delian Naydenov: Introduction I recently read an article in Variety comparing Disney's (DIS) Bob Iger to GE's (GE) Jack Welch. Being a numbers guy, I looked at the past 40-year performance of Disney and GE and threw in the mix IBM (IBM) (see graph). Show More Summary
Joss Whedon was nervous and rambling as he faced TV media buyers and advertisers right before the end of the ABC upfront presentation today. “Last spring, Bob Iger saw some bonus footage from The Avengers, and asked, ‘Is there a show here?’” Obviously the answer was yes, and next fall the ABC series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Show More Summary
Exemplifying the kind of ominous desss-ti-nyyy best articulated by heavily cloaked, poorly lit British guys, or people with mouse ears embossed on their business cards, Disney CEO Bob Iger hinted this week that a Star Wars theme park may be in the works. As a Star Wars fan, I think that’s my cue to jump up and [...]Show More Summary
Who are the highest-paid people in media? Naturally, Disney's Bob Iger, Comcast's Brian Roberts, and News Corps.' Rupert Murdoch are among the best paid, but none of them is the highest-paid executive of last year. We've scoured through the top media companies' most recent SEC filings to compile a list of the highest-paid media executives of 2012. Show More Summary
"Star Wars" theme parks may be the next adventure for Disney. During yesterday's earnings call, Disney CEO Bob Iger hinted at the possibility of a theme park while discussing further opportunities for its "Star Wars" acquisition. "In...Show More Summary
Sirius XM's CEO transition seems awfully similar to what happened at Apple and Disney. One worked brilliantly. The other is a work in progress.
Sirius XM Radio announced on Monday that Jim Meyer will be its permanent CEO. Meyer was tapped as interim helmsman at the satellite radio provider after Mel Karmazin stepped down late last year. The transition from a charismatic visionary to a seasoned operations guy is familiar. Show More Summary
The most fascinating tidbit in Variety's story about Disney CEO Bob Iger's legacy is a promising glimmer of light in the darkness that has been Disney's approach to Star Wars so far.
Disney recently announced layoffs and the closure of LucasArts, a strange move for a company reaching 52-week highs and recording solid profits. But this shows that CEO Bob Iger isn't allowing the company to rest on its laurels and that he's thinking strategically about what Disney will look like a decade from now. Show More Summary
And we have a winner in the contest to see who was Big Media’s highest paid mogul in 2012. CBS’ Les Moonves’ package was down from 2011, but still handily beat Discovery Communication’s David Zaslav (at $49.9M) and Disney’s Bob Iger (at $40.2M). Show More Summary
In November, just after purchasing LucasFilm, Disney CEO Bob Iger held a meeting with the employees of LucasArts, the LucasFilm subsidiary and 30-year-old video game studio responsible for a number of beloved games. Read more...
The news from Walt Disney has been a mixed bag this week. We saw them shutter LucasArts and today the next wave of reductions and layoffs are coming in the name of efficiency. If Chairman Bob Iger is right, and this repositions the company...Show More Summary
Disney will soon begin a series of layoffs in its studio and consumer products divisions. CEO Bob Iger is reportedly looking to cut some costs after evaluating a recent internal audit. The layoffs are scheduled to begin within the next two weeks. It’s believed that most of the layoffs at Disney will come from the [...]Show More Summary
The move is said to stem from an internal audit ordered by CEO Bob Iger, who is seeking to cut costs. read more
Episode VII News Summary On the Star Wars sequel news front this week, Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger told CNBC (via TheForce.Net ) that George Lucas' mention of the original cast being signed may have been premature: No decision has beenShow More Summary
Old-school Disney fans were saddened last week when, at a shareholder’s meeting for the company, Disney CEO Bob Iger said that the hand-drawn 2D animation for which the studio has long been known—the style that made Walt Disney a household name—was no longer part of the company’s movie plans. Show More Summary
The Disney CEO and chairman seems bemused by last week’s effort by shareholder rights advocates to split the company’s two top jobs when he steps down. “This is essentially a cause looking for a problem,” Bob Iger told CNBC’s Maria Bartiromo in an interview this afternoon. Show More Summary
Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed that the animation studio responsible for classics like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella, and The Lion King is not working on any hand-drawn animated films and currently has no plans to do so in the future, according to The Guardian. ”To my knowledge we’re not developing a 2D or [...]
During Disney's annual shareholders meeting, the company's CEO Bob Iger defended ABC News and ESPN against the charge of "liberal bias." Iger conceded there have been mistakes, but stood behind the news organizations' integrity. The goal is to be "fair and unbiased," he underlined.
At a shareholder Q&A Wednesday, Disney/ABC CEO Bob Iger met a shareholder unhappy over ABC News' bias, specifically an attack on the Tea Party that ended up being horribly wrong [emphasis added]: When it came time for a general Q&A,Show More Summary