Articles about Bob Iger

Bob Iger is an American businessman who is the former CEO of The Walt Disney Company. He serves as the executive chairman and chairman of the board of Walt Disney as of 2021. In the past, Iger had held the position of President in ABC Television from 1994-1995. In 1972, Iger started his career in the media industry. After serving as a television weatherman for a brief period, Iger joined ABC in 1974. In 1989, he became ABC Entertainment’s head. In 1996, ABC’s parent company was bought by Disney and Iger became its CEO in 2005. The annual net income of Disney surged to over 400 percent under Iger. Some of Iger’s major achievements at Disney include the acquisition of the computer animation film studio Pixar, the opening of Shanghai Disneyland in 2016 which attracted over 11 million visitors. He also acquired Marvel Studios in 2009 and the production company Lucasfilm in 2012. Iger published his first memoir titled ‘The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company’ in 2019.

Hotstar rolls back Disney+ within 24 hours of release

14 Mar 2020

Entertainment
Hotstar rolls back Disney+ within 24 hours of release

A few days ago, Disney's on-demand video streaming service, Disney+, debuted in India through the Hotstar app.

Disney+ is now live in India via Hotstar

11 Mar 2020

Entertainment
Disney+ is now live in India via Hotstar

Christmas came early!

Disney+ launching in India via Hotstar: Details here

05 Feb 2020

Business
Disney+ launching in India via Hotstar: Details here

Disney's on-demand streaming service, Disney+, is finally ready to be launched in one of the largest entertainment markets in the world - India.

Dying fan gets to watch 'Star Wars' before official release

01 Dec 2019

Entertainment
Dying fan gets to watch 'Star Wars' before official release

What's better than watching a Star Wars movie? Well, watching it before everyone else.

Confirmed: Disney+ will be streaming on Fire TV devices

08 Nov 2019

Technology
Confirmed: Disney+ will be streaming on Fire TV devices

Disney's direct-to-consumer content streaming service, Disney+, is set to go live on November 12.

Kevin Feige says 'Black Widow' will not be R-rated

24 Feb 2019

Entertainment
Kevin Feige says 'Black Widow' will not be R-rated

Black Widow is one of the several projects Marvel has lined up after Avengers: Endgame arrives in theaters on April 26 and concludes the current phase of the MCU.

Marvel's upcoming Black Widow movie will be R-rated

28 Jan 2019

Entertainment
Marvel's upcoming Black Widow movie will be R-rated

Marvel is finally taking a hint from DC and foraying into standalone female superhero movies, with Captain Marvel set to hit theaters on March 8, 2019.

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, Twitter's Jack Dorsey to leave Disney

15 Jan 2018

Business
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, Twitter's Jack Dorsey to leave Disney

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will no longer serve as Disney's board members.

Disney acquires 21st Century Fox's assets in $66bn deal

14 Dec 2017

Business
Disney acquires 21st Century Fox's assets in $66bn deal

Disney has announced a major deal to acquire several parts of Twenty-First Century Fox for $52.4bn in stock, including their movie studios, the Nat Geo network, Asia's pay-TV operator Star TV, and some stakes in Sky, Hulu and regional sports networks.

Disney takes back Marvel and Star Wars movies from Netflix

08 Sep 2017

Business
Disney takes back Marvel and Star Wars movies from Netflix

It's already been decided that Disney and Netflix will part ways in 2019 and the separation is going to hurt Netflix a lot.

Hackers hold latest 'Pirates of the Caribbean' for ransom

17 May 2017

Entertainment
Hackers hold latest 'Pirates of the Caribbean' for ransom

Amid the massive WannaCry ransomware attack, hackers have now hit the Walt Disney Studios.