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Royal Wedding and FA Cup Final gets viewers streaming

A combination of the Royal Wedding and the FA Cup Final resulted in the BBC smashing online records.

Saturday 19th May 2018 became the biggest day for BBC Online to date, with 11.9 petabytes (11.9 million gigabytes) of data, peaking at midday as Meghan Markle's dress was first revealed.

Overall, the Royal Wedding became the second most popular live event on the BBC iPlayer with 1.9 million live requests.

Full data for May 2018 will be released by the BBC in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, the BBC conducted a further Ultra HD test on the iPlayer over the weekend, with part of the FA Cup Final being streamed using the latest UHD technology.