Sunday, October 14, 2012

YouTube Carries 8 Million Livestreams of Baumgartner's Space Jump

YouTube delivered more than 8 million concurrent livestreams of Felix Baumgartner's record setting sky dive.  

The Red Bull Stratos Mission  not only sets the record for the highest jump from a platform (128,100 feet) and maximum vertical velocity (Mach 1.24 = 833.9 mph), it also appears to be YouTube's most watched livestream to date.

This compares with approximately 500,00 concurrent livestreams (peak) during the London 2012 Olympic Games.