Sky News sets World Record for General Election coverage

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Sky News sets World Record for General Election coverage

Sky News has set a new world record for the most concurrent live streams during its election night coverage, it has been confirmed

“We are thrilled to inform you that your application for most concurrent live web streams for an event has been successful and you are now the Guinness World Records Title Holder!,” the Guinness World Records told Sky News.

It comes after streams were fed in from 138 locations to cover 150 constituency results during the General Election in May 2015.

Richard Pattison, deputy head of technology at Sky News, said: “Getting the confirmation email yesterday was fantastic and an enormous relief.

“I had to provide a great deal of evidence to the Guinness World Records team to validate the attempt so I was slightly worried that what evidence we had might not meet their stringent criteria, but in the end it only took them a couple of days to ratify the attempt, great news.”

Updated: Sunday 16 August 2015