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Disney’s Iger Sketches Web Plans For TV Classics; No Decision On Ad-Support Vs. Subscription

With DVD shelf space at retailers becoming increasingly crowded, Disney (NYSE: DIS) CEO Bob Iger hopes to move some of its TV shows from the past 50 years to its website, Bloomberg reported. Iger’s remarks were made during the Q&A portion of Disney’s annual shareholder meeting Thursday in Albuquerque. His thoughts were conceptual in nature and didn’t appear to reflect a clear plan for how Disney would distribute its TV programs. So while Iger presented no time-frame on when a vintage TV web initiative would be launched, or what shows would be selected, the choice of revenue model is fairly clear-cut: “In the near future, you