As a follow-up to our previous post Who Powered YouTube Live?, we are glad to publish the unofficial peak concurrent viewers for the event. Akamai publishes concurrent live stream metrics for their full network on this page; we monitored it and took screen grabs prior to the event at 7:50 EST and at the the peak of the event at 9:10 EST. We were able to deduct that YouTube Live peaked at approximately 700,000 concurrent viewers.
This is an outstanding result for YouTube’s first live streaming event, and a clear confirmation of the potential of live streaming for YouTube and the internet as a whole.
This is great news for Mogulus and the entire live streaming community.
The evidence :
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