World Cup Streaming
paul at paulstewart.org
Sun Jun 8 17:48:39 UTC 2014
I’m actually based in Canada and there is a strong following of Soccer here
Akamai will be doing the streaming here (not sure about the US or other
countries). I have reached out to them in the past to ask questions about
anticipated volumes and they never answer with details.
From: Rubens Kuhl <rubensk at gmail.com>
Date: Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 12:57 PM
To: Paul Stewart <paul at paulstewart.org>
Cc: Nanog <nanog at nanog.org>
Subject: Re: World Cup Streaming
> Sports events have their rights sold on per country basis; this leads to some
> fragmentation of those numbers as network X has the rights for country 1,
> network Y for country 2, and they account their numbers separate even if they
> use the same CDN.
> Considering Soccer (or Football as we non-US call it) is not so popular in the
> US, my guess (not an estimate) is for traffic levels for the US network that
> carries the World Cup online to not be as high as Summer and/or Winter
> What we have pretty good educated estimates is for 2014 World Cup streaming to
> Brazil to be higher in volume than what was seen in the Olympics streaming to
> the US.
> On Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 12:11 PM, Paul Stewart <paul at paulstewart.org> wrote:
>> Hey folks
>> One part of capacity planning that is always challenging at times with
>> various providers I have worked with is determining the traffic levels
>> required for upcoming events such as World Cup. Obviously there is
>> speculation and it varies dependent on the provider, their geography, and
>> size of eyeball/downstream eyeball customers.
>> Is there any resources out there other than news articles that provide for a
>> reasonable estimation as to how much impact World Cup will have for example?
>> I’ve heard offline from some folks that put World Cup at greater traffic
>> levels than the recent Olympics for example but have no way to know if that
>> is a pure guess or an educated estimate.
>> I am assuming that the CDN’s involved have some pretty accurate ideas on
>> what to expect but in the past I have not been able to get feedback from
>> them with any specific estimations.
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