Royal wedding breaks record for live streaming


The Royal Wedding has already topped trending topics on the web and it has now broken concurrent viewers on Livestream. The company says that its livestream of William and Kate’s wedding topped 300,000 concurrent viewers at 6 a.m. ET on 4/29. CEO Max Haot tells USA Today that he expected “at least 2 million” unique viewers by the time the broadcast was done. Livestream partnered with the Associated Press, UK Press Association, CBS and Entertainment Tonight for its coverage.

Akamai reports that the event broke broader live streaming records as well. A representative for the company — whose network hosts some of the web’s largest news sites — reports that “concurrent live streams of Royal Wedding on Akamai surpassed the 1.6M peak set by World Cup in June of 2010.”