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Top 10 Times Streaming Services Couldn't Cope with Demand

This list only focusing on legal streaming services (either free or paid).
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    1FIFA World Cup - Optus Sport (2018)
    The hashtag #Floptus trended on social media in the first few days, resulted in playback error messages while matches were only available on the streaming sports network.
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  • 2Game of Thrones - Various (2014-)
  • 3The Rumble Stewart vs O'Reilly - Online Pay-Per-View (2012)
  • 4iPhone 6 Launch - Apple (2014)
    For their keynote speech live stream, Apple used JavaScript Object Notation to show tweets from the show, it made the live stream unstable and even caused Chinese translation on its English feed.
  • 5Mayweather vs. McGregor - UFC Online PPV (2017)
    The main fight was pushed back resulted in system crashes due to high demand, also affected Showtime's PPV service online which crashes the system unable to watch.
  • 62014 Academy Awards - ABC & Comcast (8 US cities) (2014)
  • 7Rick and Morty - Adult Swim (2017)
    For a couple of episodes of season 3, Adult Swim's website crashed during live stream, resulted in switching to cable logins for most of the remainder episodes of the season, apart for the season finale.
  • 8Bundesliga - Eurosport Player (2017)
    This affected Germany and Austria affected the matches from 2017 for FC Koln vs Hamburger SV and Hamburger SV vs RB Leipzig, which didn't impressed the DFL.
  • 9Last day of the English Premier League - Now TV (2014)
  • 10Serie A - DAZN (Italy, 2018)
  • 11NFL - DAZN (Canada, 2017)
  • 12State of Origin (New South Wales vs. Queensland) - 9Now (2019)
  • 13US Open - Amazon Prime Video (2019)
  • 14First Day in Service - Disney Plus (2019)
    Worth noting, over 10 million people signed up on day one in the US, Canada and Holland.
  • 15Democratic Debate - Hulu Live TV (2019)
  • 16Love Island - ITV Hub (2020)
  • 17Hell in a Cell - Peacock (USA, 2021)
    NBCUniversal's streaming service has an exclusive streaming deal with the WWE for content from the WWE Network's library for the US audience.

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