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England v Iran sets new BBC live streaming record

England’s World Cup 2022 opener against Iran was streamed a record 8 million times on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sport online, making it the largest live streamed event on the BBC over a 24 hour period. The memorable 6-2 victory for the Three Lions also pulled in a peak TV audience of 8.1 million and over 70% of the share of available viewers. Sunday’s opening game, Qatar v Ecuador, had a peak audience of 7.9m on BBC One. By comparison, in 2018, the Peru & Denmark match which started at a simil…

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