“This is an industry record for simultaneous video streaming, and it was only possible with QuickTime,” said Philip Schiller, vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “With an average of over 2 viewers per stream, a total of over 300,000 people watched our keynote via QuickTime streaming.”
Driven by the popularity of high-quality QuickTime content such as movie trailers and nonstop news coverage from CNN, NPR and others—one million copies of Apple’s QuickTime 5 are being downloaded every three days. The rate of QuickTime 5 downloads has steadily increased since its launch in April, putting QuickTime 5 on track to exceed 100 million downloads in its first year of distribution.
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