Streaming wars: Can Disney topple Netflix?

Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr, Mark Ruffalo and Benedict Wong in Avengers: Infinity War

Last year Disney put Netflix on notice, announcing it would launch its own streaming services and end distribution agreements with the online video giant.

The move was yet another warning that the world of streaming television, where Netflix had long been the leading player, was getting increasingly crowded.

The firm’s shares slumped immediately after Disney’s announcement, before later bouncing back.

So how big a threat is Netflix facing?