Bob Iger Explains Why Disney Ultimately Decided To Buy Fox

The entertainment world was in awe when it was revealed that the Walt Disney Company had been in talks to purchase 21st Century Fox from Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Corporation. The awe turned to shock when the deal was done and Disney spent $71 billion to purchase the film studio and cable channels from the media company. The deal has changed the media landscape forever, but Bob Iger admits it likely would not have happened if the media landscape were not already changing, as the decision to buy Fox was entirely because of Disney’s plans to launch its own streaming service.

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