YouTube Hit A Peak Of 8 Million Concurrent Viewers For Felix Baumgartner’s Jump
If you were watching the live coverage of Felix Baumgartner’s 125,000+ foot jump from a space pod back to Earth, then you were one out of the millions that tuned in at the same time. YouTube hit a peak of 8 million viewers at once. Put that into perspective. There was a live camera in the space pod feeding a signal back to Earth, which was then transmitted in real-time to millions of people at once. Google and YouTube’s servers were really chugging away there.
This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry