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WatchESPN Sets Streaming Record During Germany-U.S. Match

ESPN this afternoon reached 1.7 million concurrent viewers for WatchESPN toward the end of the Germany-U.S. FIFA World Cup match. The audience figure, while not specific to that match but rather all of WatchESPN, set a new record for the platform. Final audience numbers are expected later, but the match is expected to be one of the biggest sports events in the history of live streaming. ESPN and individual viewers did report some technical issues with the online feed this afternoon, particularly in the first half of the match. WatchESPN and NBC's Olympic coverage were authenticated streams, while Fox's Super Bowl XLVIII coverage was not.
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