Video sharing site YouTube, which was acquired by Google earlier this week, is now serving a staggering 100 million videos a day.
Statistics released by web monitoring firm comScore show that YouTube served an average of 100 million video streams a day during July.
The site was visited by 63 million people aged 15 and over during the month, with an average of 6.2 million users a day. YouTube was the 17th most visited site worldwide for the month.
YouTube served nearly three billion video streams worldwide in July, representing slightly less than a quarter of the total activity streamed to US locations.
On an average daily basis for the month, 96 million streams were served worldwide and 21 million in the US.
« Several media outlets have reported that YouTube streamed 100 million videos daily in July, and the results of our recent study corroborate this report, » said Gian Fulgoni, chairman of comScore Networks.
« In fact, our daily streaming data shows that YouTube first surpassed the 100 million threshold on 17 July, which coincides with YouTube’s own announcement that it had reached this impressive mark.
« Our streaming data covering more recent months will be published shortly, and will show that YouTube’s streaming total now far surpasses 100 million per day. »
Google agreed to acquire YouTube for $1.65bn in stock earlier this week. YouTube will continue to operate independently, and will keep its own headquarters and employees.