Macworld Expo keynote served up to 50,000 viewers on Apple hardware

Approximately 50,000 people used QuickTime to view the live webcast of Steve Jobs’ Macworld Expo keynote last week, according to an Apple press release. Of those, about 25,000 used QuickTime 6 and viewed the MPEG-4 stream of the keynote, making it the first large-scale web event to be streamed in that format using a complete Apple solution. Four Apple Xserve servers using QuickTime Streaming Server 4.1, QuickTime Broadcaster, and QuickTime 6 delivered the MPEG-4 stream.

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