FIFA World Cup info would fill 100 million books
The most obvious statistics relating to the FIFA World Cup™ are the 32 teams, 736 players, crowds totalling more than three million, and a worldwide TV audience of some 30 billion.
Mike Kelly, FIFA's IT chief, views the tournament in a rather different light, specifically as a towering mountain of information, fifteen terabytes of it to be precise, equivalent to 100 million books.
The average crowd of 51,808 means the FIFA World Cup in Germany currently lies second in the all-time attendance ranking. An average of 500 million viewers around the world are glued to the TV for each match.
The mind-blowing power of the FIFA World Cup in terms of communications and economics ultimately derives not from events at the stadiums, but rather from the videos, images, written reports and audio commentaries broadcast to every corner of the globe. Therefore, it is very important that broadcast systems used at the IBC in Munich, works without any problems.
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