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Austrian daredevil's record breaking skydive also breaks YouTube record

Tuesday, 16 October 2012 - 10:44am IST | Agency: ANI
the previous record for a YouTube livestream was set during the London Olympics when 500,000 people tuned in.

Millions of people across the globe tuned in to watch the live YouTube stream of Austrian Skydiver Felix Baumgartner's historic leap from the edge of space.

At its peak, there were over eight million concurrent live streams of the stunt, YouTube in a blog post.

The video-sharing site, owned by Google, also congratulated Baumgartner for his successful mission, Discovery News reports.

"We congratulate Felix Baumgartner and the entire Red Bull Stratos team for their successful mission, and for creating a live stream with the most concurrent views ever on YouTube," the blog post stated.

According to All Thing D, the previous record for a YouTube livestream was set during the London Olympics when 500,000 people tuned in.

Baumgartner shattered that record before he even stepped out his launch pod, as 7.1 million people tuned in as he made his ascent, the report said.


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