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Iger is well regarded on Wall Street for transforming Disney with the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel Studios and "Star Wars" producer Lucasfilm.

Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger will likely extend his tenure past 2019 to facilitate the integration of 21st Century Fox if a deal is completed.

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According to CNBC sources, Iger's contract would be extended should a deal be finalised.

The broadcasting giant was up just shy of 2pc in morning trading on the London Stock Exchange in response to reports that Disney is leading the chase to buy a significant slice of Fox's media empire, which would include its 39pc stake in Sky. He had told Vanity Fair "this time mean it" after previous plans to step down changed.

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If a deal with Fox goes through, Disney could gain access to more film and TV characters to add to its collection including animated series "The Simpsons" and the "Avatar" movie franchise.

Among the assets Disney would acquire in the Fox deal include cable networks National Geographic and FX, Fox Networks Group and its worldwide divisions (excluding the Fox broadcast channel), an extra 30% stake in Hulu, 50% of Endemol Shine Group, a 39% stake in Sky and control of Indian pay TV service Star TV.

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