World Cup Sets New Internet-Video Streaming Records

Monday’s USA-Ghana match drew 1.4 million viewers to WatchESPN, its biggest-ever event

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is still in its opening round, but the soccer tourney has already broken the record for peak amount of online-video streaming bandwidth as delivered by Akamai Technologies, and also set new high-water marks for ESPN’s and Univision’s digital-video services.

Monday’s Germany-Portugal match drove a peak of 4.3 terabits per second of streaming video on Akamai’s content-delivery network, blowing past the previous high of 3.5 Tbps as measured for the U.S.-Canada men’s hockey semifinal during the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The streaming-video peak for the USA-Ghana match came in at 3.2 Tbps, behind last Friday’s 3.4 Tbps for the Spain-Netherlands contest, according to Akamai.

For ESPN, the USA-Ghana match was the biggest-ever event for WatchESPN: 1.4 million people watched the American team defeat Ghana on the digital-video service for a total of 62.4 million viewer minutes. The Germany-Portugal match was WatchESPN’s second-best event ever for unique viewers (1.1 million) and average-minute audience (418,000), and third in minutes viewed (52.6 million)

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La Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2014 está todavía en su primera ronda, pero el torneo de fútbol ya ha batido el récord de cantidad máxima de ancho de banda de transmisión en línea-video como entregado por Akamai Technologies, así como establecer nuevas marcas de límite superior para ESPN y Univision digital servicios de video.Alemania-Portugal partido del lunes conducía un pico de 4,3 terabits por segundo de transmisión de vídeo en red de entrega de contenidos de Akamai, que sopla más allá del récord anterior de 3,5 Tbps, medida por la semifinal de hockey masculino Estados Unidos y Canadá durante los Juegos Olímpicos de Invierno de 2014.El pico de la transmisión de vídeo para el partido EE.UU.Ghana fue de 3,2 Tbps, detrás de 3,4 Tbps del viernes pasado para el concurso de España y los Países Bajos, según Akamai.Por ESPN, el partido EE.UU.Ghana fue el evento de mayor nunca para WatchESPN: 1,4 millones de personas vieron la derrota del equipo estadounidense de Ghana en el servicio de vídeo digital para un total de 62,4 millones de minutos de visualización. El partido Alemania-Portugal fue el segundo mejor evento de WatchESPN nunca para los espectadores únicos (1,1 millones) y la audiencia media hora (418,000), y el tercero en cuestión de minutos vistos (52,6 millones)

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