Yet another global sports event, showing increased use of online streaming as an alternative to traditional broadcast. This time we get the stats from Dan Deeth, Sandvine on the company's blog:
"Yesterday the 2014 Winter Olympics began, and today the opening ceremonies were held. In Canada where Sandvine is headquartered, we are fortunate, because our public broadcaster, the CBC is streaming every single event for free online .. At its peak 2.5% of total subscribers on the network were streaming the event, with average stream being 1 Mbps. The ceremonies themselves accounted for an average 2.8% of downstream traffic".
See "Sochi Streaming: Opening Ceremonies" - here.