You old romantics you... 72 million live streams in 188 countries for the Royal Wedding on YouTube

Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 07/05/2011 18:25

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are YouTube's newest megastars. Though half the globe was still in darkness, YouTube users from across the world got wedding fever for the Royal Household's official live stream of the landmark wedding on The Royal Channel.

The Royal Wedding was live streamed 72 million times around the world to 188 countries. Those who didn't see it live still had an opportunity to don their fascinators and catch up with the re-broadcasts later in the day. When it was all said and done, the total streams on April 29, 2011 reached 101 million as romantics around the globe tuned in to watch the fairytale ceremony, the procession and the final balcony kiss.
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Live streams were highest in the UK and the US, but looks like love was in the air across the channel as well. The top 5 countries viewing the live event online were:

  1. United Kingdom
  2. United States
  3. Italy
  4. Germany
  5. France

http://youtube-global.blogspot.com/2011/05/you-old-romantics-you72-million-live.html

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72 million live YouTube streams for royal wedding [AFP]
Britain's royal wedding attracted 72 million live streams on YouTube in 188 countries and over 100 million views on the big day itself, the Google-owned video-sharing site said Friday.

"Though half the globe was still in darkness, YouTube users from across the world got wedding fever," YouTube said in a blog post.
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/72-million-live-youtube-streams-for-royal-wedding-2280427.html

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