Disney CEO Bob Iger Taps Kevin Mayer, Tom Staggs to Consult on Linear TV Business, Streaming Strategy

Available to WrapPRO members

The former Disney executives, who have both previously been floated as potential successors, currently serve as the co-CEOs of Candle Media

From left, Tom Staggs, Bob Iger and Kevin Mayer. (Getty Images)

Kevin Mayer and Tom Staggs are being tapped to consult with Disney CEO Bob Iger, ESPN chairman Jimmy Pitaro and others about the future of the entertainment giant’s linear properties as they relate to the company’s streaming strategy, an individual with knowledge told TheWrap.

Staggs, who previously served as Disney’s chief financial officer and chief operating officer, departed the company in 2016 and went on to found Candle Media in 2021, which has a number of brands including Moonbug Entertainment and Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine.

Mayer, who was the architect of Disney’s streaming strategy, left to run TikTok in 2020 and joined Candle Media in 2022 as Staggs’ co-CEO.