Disney CEO Iger says Disney+ likely coming to Apple TV, intends to stay on Apple’s Board of Directors

“Following Disney’s announcement regarding pricing and availability of its Disney+ streaming service, CEO Bob Iger elaborated on the upcoming release, saying the company plans to offer the product on Apple TV,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.

“At the keynote, Disney specifically mentioned deals with Roku and Sony that will deliver Disney+ to set-top boxes, smart TVs and PlayStation devices, but failed to present an exhaustive list of platforms that will support the Disney+ app. Iger clarified the issue in the interview,” Campbell reports. “‘The app will in all likelihood be available through traditional app distributors, Apple being one of them,’ Iger said. ‘So I’m fairly certain that if people want to buy the app — sorry, subscribe to the app is probably a better way to put it — they’ll be able to do so through Apple and the iTunes Store.'”

“Bloomberg also queried Iger on his role as an Apple board member,” Campbell reports. “‘Obviously I’m mindful of my fiduciary responsibility to Apple shareholders as a member of the board,’ Iger said. ‘When the subject is discussed at Apple board meetings, I’m careful to recuse myself, and I’m in constant dialogue about making sure that I’m not doing anything that in any way would essentially cause me to be wouldn’t be in keeping with what an Apple board member would do.'”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: We’ll be subscribing to Disney+, hopefully via the Apple TV app.

Disney+ will cost just $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year; pricing ball now in Apple TV+’s court – April 11, 2019


  1. Interesting that they specified that they would have an App on Apple TV and nota subscription via Apple TV+. This would probably mean no single index to search both Disney+ and the contents of Apple TV+. Wonder if they will do the same for Fire TV.

  2. Apple has about US$245B burning a hole in their pockets.

    Disney’s book value is about US$202B.

    Apple needs media sources, including the development experience it doesn’t have. It also needs to be able to leverage such media sources without having to spend incredible amounts of management attention on them, letting them continue to be profitable on their own.

    Disney has strengths where Apple has weaknesses, and vice versa.

    What is wrong with this combination? What I am not seeing here, or, conversely, why isn’t Apple seeing this opportunity?

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