BBC Online Olympics coverage shatters World Record(s)

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  1. hodg100

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    8.3 million browsing on opening Sunday

    Before the Olympic Games began, the BBC promised to deliver up to 24 simultaneous live streams of coverage to the biggest audience the Sport website has ever seen and, say the BBC, they managed that target within the first 48 hours of live sporting action.

    For the first time ever, just after 3pm on Saturday afternoon, all of the BBC encoders were in action, playing 24 live video streams of sporting action across desktop, mobile tablet, connected TVs and Red Button.


    And Sunday was the busiest day ever on the BBC Sport site – with 6.1 million unique browsers in the UK and 8.3 million worldwide.

    The first weekend of the Olympics online, in stats:

    • Saturday - 7.8m global browsers for (5.6m UK browsers) – a global record
    • Sunday - 8.3m global browsers for (6.1m UK browsers) – a global and UK record
    • 1.15m downloads for the BBC Sport Olympics app, with 55% of browsers coming from non-desktop devices on Saturday
    • 1.7m requests for the Olympics opening ceremony in BBC iPlayer, with 925k on Saturday alone – a record for a single day
    • The James Bond Escorts The Queen to the London 2012 Olympic Games clip has been viewed 640k times on the BBC’s YouTube channel.

    More than 1.15 million people have now downloaded BBC Sport’s Olympics app for the UK.

    If only there was a Gold medal for TV coverage!

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