VOR Radio, officially launched in December 2006, has some fascinating download statistics that’s surprised me on how much of demand there is for podcasts, mostly in Sinhala & Tamil but in English as well, dealing with peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka.
The server gives out the following stats:
Figures in parentheses refer to the 7-day period ending Jan 10 2007 at 4:35 AM.
Successful requests: 368,164 (22,515)
Average successful requests per day: 1,899 (3,216)
Successful requests for pages: 311,049 (18,857)
Average successful requests for pages per day: 1,604 (2,693)
Data transferred: 19.38 gigabytes (587.10 megabytes)
Average data transferred per day: 102.36 megabytes (83.87 megabytes)
With even more content coming soon, I’m heartened by the very strong demand for podcasts to scale up VOR Radio this year. VOR Radio is to date, Sri Lanka’s first and only civil society internet radio, with content in all three languages on issues dealing with peace, democracy and reconciliation.
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