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World Cup breaks New Internet-Video Streaming Records for ESPN, Univision and Akamai

Broadband, Internet
The 2014 FIFA World Cup is still in its opening round, but the soccer tourney has already broken the record for peak amount of online-video streaming bandwidth as delivered by Akamai Technologies, and also set new high-water marks for ESPN’s and Univision’s digital-video services. Reports Todd Spangler for variety.com Monday’s Germany-Portugal match drove a peak of 4.3 terabits per second of streaming video on Akamai’s content-delivery network, blowing past the previous high of 3.5 Tbps as measured for the U.S.-Canada men’s hockey semifinal during the 2014 Winter Olympics. The streaming-video peak for the USA-Ghana match came in at 3.2 Tbps, behind last Friday’s 3.4 Tbps for the Spain-Netherlands contest, according to Akamai. For ESPN, the USA-Ghana match was the biggest-ever event for Wat