In 2011, 148,758 unique viewers tuned in to watch Simple Session LIVE, adding up to over 500,000 with replays and additional clips. In 2012, the event attracted a massive 147% more viewers, reaching out to 367,996 unique viewers. With replays and additional clips, Simple Session 12 reached 944,008 unique viewers within two days of the event on all sites that use the extreme.com player.
According to Freecaster.tv founder Raymond Dulieu, Simple Session is now not only the most watched webcast on extreme.com, but "hands down the most popular online webcast for action sports worldwide".
"I consider a unique viewer to be as valuable as a person attending an event on-site as the internet viewer is not a passive spectator. How many action sports can claim to reach almost 400 thousand fans? To my experience none. Not the X-Games, not the Dew Tour. Simple Session 12 attracted a larger audience than the MTB World Championships and the Race of Champions, two flagship events. Simple Session is very popular with pro riders and anyone who watched the event can only admire the progression of the skate and mainly BMX tricks," said Dulieu.
TOP 10 countries, who submitted to breaking the record were UK, Estonia, USA, Japan, Russia, Germany, France, Finland, Canada and Poland.
Simple Session 12 webcast, powered by Freecaster.tv was webcast LIVE on Simple Session webpage and Extreme.com.
You can watch everything as replays only on Extreme.com HERE.
Simple Session 12 was presented by Nestle Lion. The contest crew sends out a big thank-you to Simple Session devoted sponsors Red Bull, Vans, Swedbank, Evian, Quiksilver, Sportland, Subrosa, Shadow Conspiracy, Quintin, Rite, Gopro, Vapiano and Tallinn city.