Mediapost reported that AOL’s super successful live streams of the Live 8 performances in 6 cities all over the globe has set a new record for streaming media:
“The streams, available for free and in real-time while the performers were on stage, set records for Internet viewing. America Online reported over the weekend that 5 million users visited the site at some point during the live feeds, while 175,000 users streamed simultaneously at the height of the day’s traffic. ”
A great performance all around by AOL, the internet completely smoked the cable coverage. They played every song by every artist live with incredible video and audio with NO interruptions. Put that against VH1 who during Pink Floyd’s first time playing together with Roger Waters in 24 years, cuts to their VJ’s for some brief irrelevant commentary. Lame.