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Peltz calls off Disney fight

Activist investor Nelson Peltz has called off his fight with The Walt Disney Company a day after the unveiling of a restructuring plan involving the loss of 7,000 jobs. The move removes a distraction for CEO Bob Iger, who is seeking to steer the company’s loss-making streaming services towards profitability. Disney shares are up 18 […]

February 10, 2023

Disney to axe 7,000 staff; loses streaming subs

The Walt Disney Company has announced a major restructuring under reinstated CEO Bob Iger, which will see some 7,000 jobs cut – an estimated 3.6 per cent of its global workforce – as part of an effort to save $5.5 billion (€5.1bn) in costs, and make its streaming business profitable. Iger specified he intends to […]

February 9, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Analyst: “Disney problems self-inflicted”

Michael Nathanson, senior analyst at MoffettNathanson (MN), is on record as welcoming the return to Disney of Bob Iger. MN promptly upgraded its advice to clients on Disney last November (to ‘Outperform’) following Iger’s re-appointment. But MN’s latest study lists in some detail the tasks ahead for Iger. “Iger’s return will force Disney to have […]

January 17, 2023

Disney CEO: ‘Be in the office 4 days a week’

Disney’s new / old boss has told staff who are working from home to return to the office four days a week from March. Bob Iger said hybrid workers will be asked to treat “Monday through Thursday as in-person workdays”, according to an email, reported CNBC. “As I’ve been meeting with teams throughout the company […]

January 10, 2023

Analysis: What’s next for Disney?

Analysts at MoffettNathanson (MN) welcomed the return of Bob Iger as CEO. They were not alone. The market responded well to his rehire, but now MN rightly asks ‘What’s next?’ and recognises the tough tasks ahead for Iger and his team. “Cord-cutting is now running over -6 per cent, the Parks [division] cash engine can […]

December 6, 2022

Analyst: Iger raises Disney’s prospects

Analysts at MoffettNathanson (MN) are – perhaps justifiably – impressed by Disney’s rehiring of its former boss Bob Iger. His new contract might just be for two years, but the appointment significantly improves Disney’s prospects, according to the firm. MN’s report upgrades the Walt Disney Co to ‘Outperform’, and while congratulating the Disney Board of […]

November 22, 2022

Iger back as Disney CEO

In a surprise move late on November 20th, The Walt Disney Company announced that former CEO Bob Iger is returning to lead Disney as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Iger, who spent more than four decades at the Company, including 15 years as its CEO, has agreed to serve as Disney’s CEO for two years, […]

November 21, 2022By Colin Mann

Arnold replacing Iger as Disney chair

The Walt Disney Company Board of Directors  has elected Susan E. Arnold as Chairman of the Board, effective December 31st 2021.  Arnold, a 14-year member of the Disney Board who has served as its independent Lead Director since 2018, will succeed Robert A. Iger as Chairman of the Board when he departs the Company at […]

December 2, 2021

Disney+ nears 87m subs; price hikes coming

The Walt Disney Company has detailed next steps in its global streaming expansion at its 2020 Investor Day, with new details on the future of its direct-to-consumer services Disney+, Hulu and ESPN+, a first look at its upcoming international general entertainment content brand, Star, and previews of all-new content. Bob Chapek, CEO at The Walt […]

December 11, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Disney+ wins see reshuffle to focus on streaming

The Walt Disney Company has announced a strategic reorganisation of its media and entertainment businesses after the immense success of its Disney+ SVoD platform. Under the new structure, Disney’s creative engines will focus on developing and producing original content for the Company’s streaming services, as well as for legacy platforms, while distribution and commercialisation activities […]

October 13, 2020