Disney Has Overtaken Netflix in the Streaming Wars… or Has It?

Disney’s earnings last night revealed a landmark moment in the streaming wars: Disney’s total subscription count has edged ahead of Netflix’s.

It can be tempting to conclude from the news, which comes after a couple of disappointing quarters for Netflix, that Disney has knocked Netflix off its perch, and now sits at the top of the streaming pile. And from the raw numbers that’s true: at the end of the previous quarter Disney says it had 221 million subscribers, while Netflix had 220.7 million.

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