Walt Disney CEO Robert "Bob" Allen Iger left the Apple Board of Directors on September 10, 2019. That day, Apple announced the launch date for its Apple TV + streaming service in its keynote address, prior to the launch of the new iPhones 11 at. That goes from one Apple's announcement to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Apple TV + is next to Netflix, HBO and Amazon Prime Video another competitor to Disney's own streaming service Disney +, which will launch on 12 November in the US and should be available within two years in the major regions of the world.
Speculation about the departure of Bob Iger from the Apple Board of Directors due to a conflict of interest arose in advance after Apple announced plans for its own video streaming service earlier this year. The Disney + announcement, priced at $ 6.99 a month, was seen as a challenge to the more expensive offerings of Netflix and Co. Apple launches its service for $ 5 a month, but with less content than Disney, which also owns Star Wars studio Lucasfilm and Marvel Studios.
After the death of Apple founder Steve Jobs (2011), Disney boss Bob Iger moved into the board of Apple. Jobs sold his animation studio Pixar to Disney in 2006 and subsequently became the largest Disney shareholder.
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