DCE Championships Webcast Viewership Increases Again
The increase is not as spectacular as in the previous year, when the number of viewers almost doubled, but there is still a considerable increase in the number of viewers. At peak time, in evening during the Premier Class Finals as many as 1,000 people from no less than 56 countries were watching at the same time.
“We know that the actual number of viewers was even higher than the figures indicate,” said DCE board member and coordinator Rob Beeren. “In various places, drum corps fans were watching together on a big screen. We had viewers from all over the world, including Japan, Malaysia, South Africa and Indonesia.”
“Every year we try to improve the webcast and the team has done a great job,” adds fellow coordinator Marco Janssen. “For the first time, the team has not only shot the webcast, but also the recordings for the online video platform and the DVD, which meant that they were under more pressure than in previous years. We have received many positive reactions, both from webcast viewers and users of the video platform.
This year, the webcast was once again free to watch. Whether that will remain the case next year is not yet known. The recordings of all performances during the DCE Championships 2013 are available in HD quality on the DCE Video Vault: http://dce.videovault.eu.