Royal Wedding Sets Internet Record, But Loses Money For Networks
Posted on Fri Apr 29, 2011 02:21 PM PDT

Wedding200.jpgLONDON, England (X17online) - Livestream has reported a record 330,000 simultaneous streams of Kate Middleton and Prince William's wedding.

2.4 million people watched live streams during the wedding. In addition, 500,000 people streamed on-demand video at the time of the wedding.

The World Cup, for example, peaked at 1.6 million people.

Web traffic was up 20 percent overall during the wedding ceremony according to initial numbers.

The wedding is predicted to become the most-watched TV event of all time.

But, commercial networks are thought to have lost out on as much as $15 million from running the hour-long ceremony ad-free.

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