MONACO — The presidential election was a milestone for video streaming, with a three to four times greater volume of streaming at peak than the 2008 election, Bill Wheaton, Senior VP and General Manager, Media Divison at Akamai, tells Beet.TV in an exclusive interview at the Monaco Media Forum. During the election, online video streams peaked at 11 pm ET when President Barack Obama was elected for a second term, with traffic growth coming in part because of more consumer use of smartphones, tablets and PCs than four years ago.

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