CEO Pay: What Was Disney’s Board Thinking?

If you asked Disney CEO Robert Iger how 2018 went at work, he’d probably say great, given the company’s success its businesses, hot reception for the new streaming service, and Monday’s five-year high stock price. Plus, there is the $65.6 million in compensation he received over the year, according to the company’s current proxy statement. […]

Abigail Disney, Walt’s Grandniece, Calls Bob Iger’s $65 Million Compensation ‘Insane’

Abigail Disney, the granddaughter of Roy Disney and grandniece of Walt Disney, has many nice things to say about Disney CEO Bob Iger, but she’s not happy with his salary package when compared to what others at the company make. Disney, who is a filmmaker and philanthropist, called it “insane” that Iger was paid $65.6 […]

Why Netflix Is Welcoming Apple and Disney to Compete

This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. Netflix reported first-quarter financial results Tuesday afternoon. The company now has nearly 150 million global subscribers. (Reminder: Disney forecasts 60 million to 90 million subscribers for its new Disney+ […]

Data Sheet—Why Netflix Is Welcoming Apple and Disney to Compete

Netflix reported first-quarter financial results Tuesday afternoon. The company now has nearly 150 million global subscribers. (Reminder: Disney forecasts 60 million to 90 million subscribers for its new Disney+ streaming service in five years.) Netflix is an innovator and a juggernaut, bedeviling the competition at every turn. Netflix also is a rule breaker. It asks […]

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Spoilers Leaked Onto Twitter and Reddit. Here’s How to Block Them.

Hoping to see Avengers: Endgame without any knowledge of what’s going to happen? That’s going to be a lot harder now. Just 10 days before the premiere of what may be the year’s biggest movie, spoilers have found their way onto Twitter and Reddit. A film clip, detailed posts and screen shots are already making […]

Disney Plus Makes Bob Iger’s Apple Board Seat an Awkward Fit

As the echo of last month’s Apple TV Plus product unveiling continued to loom on Thursday, Disney’s reveal of details surrounding its upcoming Disney Plus streaming service reminded many Apple watchers of an important fact: The iPhone-maker now has a direct competitor sitting on its board of directors. Disney CEO Bob Iger was appointed to […]

Disney Surges to Record High as Investors Cheer Coming Streaming Service

Walt Disney Co. surged to an all-time high on enthusiasm for its coming Disney+ streaming service. The platform, which debuts Nov. 12, is priced at $7 a month in an aggressive challenge to rival entertainment giant Netflix Inc. and others in the crowded field. Investors cheered the strategy, sending Disney shares up as much as […]

Data Sheet—From The Simpsons to Star Wars: What You Need to Know About Disney’s New Streaming Service

Some thoughts from Disney’s investor day at the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, Calif., Thursday, where the entertainment behemoth announced its new Disney+ streaming service will debut Nov. 12th in the U.S. at $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year: * Disney executives didn’t once utter the words Apple or Netflix (thanks, seatmate Dominic Patten […]