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Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down after getting Disney+ off the ground

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Inductee Robert Iger, Chief Executive Officer of Disney, poses for a portrait at 25th Television Academy Hall of Fame at the Saban Media Center on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020

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After guiding Disney through the acquisition of Fox and launching its direct-to-consumer efforts that center around Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu, CEO Bob Iger is stepping down from his post (PDF). “Effective immediately,” former Disney Parks Chairman Bob Chapek is taking over, with Iger transitioning out as executive chairman and leading “creative endeavors” through the end of his contract next year.

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