But while Disney is building its presence in new media, Iger said “TV is still a very powerful medium – we denigrate it by calling it old,” so there are multiple opportunities for future growth. “You introduce something on something we’ll call a mature platform, but you extend it through new media,” he explained.
The Disney boss is not worried about the just-completed acquisition of DoubleClick by Google. Iger said Google, Microsoft and Yahoo! all need content from companies like Disney, so they actually create value for his company. And, by the way, he said Disney has no interest in buying AOL.