Walt Disney Co. chief Bob Iger likes experimenting with digital platforms, yet while ESPN — one of Disney’s biggest moneymakers — is getting ready to launch over-the-top services to stream more sports programming, don’t expect the move to lead to Disney backing a la carte options for its cable channels anytime soon.
“We’re well-positioned to go direct to the consumer if the marketplace demands it, but we don’t feel a need to do that now,” Iger said during a call with Wall Street analysts to discuss Disney’s strong fourth quarter and fiscal year results on Thursday.
In fact, Iger has no interest in breaking up the bundles of channels it currently offers through cable and satellite services.
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