Bob Iger Talks to CNBC About ESPN, Disney Parks and the Future of Star Wars

Bob Iger on CNBC

Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger on CNBC

Here is a video clip of Walt Disney CEO, Bob Iger discussing the latest financial results discussed in a recent shareholder conference call. In it he discusses  the operating income at ESPN in a decline offset by higher affiliate revenue.

“In ESPN’s case, we had the largest program cost increase for the year in the quarter that we just announced,” Iger said. “We have new distribution deals coming online, but the revenue from those deals won’t hit until the second quarter… ESPN is running in the quarter around 7 percent above where they were last year and we feel much better about the advertising market now than we did during the quarter that was just announced.” – Bob Iger



He also discussed activity at the Disney Parks as well as the Disney Cruise Line.  Lastly he discussed the future of the Star Wars franchise discussing J.J. Abrams directing the Episode VII as well as the much anticipated standalone Star Wars films.

Check out the CNBC video with Bob Iger.

Aljon

Aljon is air-talent and producer of several shows on the award-winning Sorcerer Radio Network including the "WDW Tiki Room" and "WDW After Dark." He also geeks out about Disney, Marvel, Star Wars and pop-culture.