16 May Royal Wedding Live Streaming Stats
Big Willy and Waity Katie’s Royal Rumble (sincerest apologies to all you monarchists out there) wasn’t just a big day for the newly weds.
The royal wedding was also huge for live streaming, despite it being a public holiday in the UK, before working hours in North America and after working hours in Australasia – which meant that viewers had the option to tune in their TVs rather than watch the live stream from their desk at work.
The following is a consolidation of royal wedding live streaming stats from a variety of sources:
- According to network monitor Sandvine, global internet video on the day of the wedding was up 26% compared to the Friday average – despite overall internet traffic being 10%, the -10% stat presumably being as a result of people who would normally be surfing the net instead tuning in to the wedding on TV
- YouTube’s four hours of live coverage, which was derived from the BBC coverage, served 72 million live streams in 188 countries and 29 million on-demand streams
- Akamai delivered in excess of 1.6 million live streams for their various clients who carried live coverage of the event
- Live coverage on Livestream from the AP Live, ET Insider, Press Association and CBS News Livestream channels served 300,000+ concurrent viewers. Livestream expected more than 2 million unique viewers for the wedding
- ITN, the UK television network, served 3.5 million streams on their website and Facebook page, topping out at 110,000 concurrent viewers