Apart from putting the pressure on the leaders of the G8 to come up with a solution to poverty in Africa, the Live8 concerts put up a few records of their own.
AOL, which acquired the online rights to broadcast the proceedings, says that five mn people around the world watched the streamed video on the Internet via its services throughout the day with the audience peaking at 175,000 at any one time. AOL says that at its peak, its servers were delivering up 50Gbits per second.
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