World Cup: Mexico-Brazil Streams to Record

The thrilling scoreless draw between Mexico and Brazil now ranks as the top streaming match for the 2014 World Cup.

The Group A match drew a peak of 4.59 terabits per second of streaming video on Akamai Technologies' content delivery network, according to company officials. 

That total surpassed the World Cup's prior record of 4.3 Tbps for Germany's 4-0 thrashing of Portugal on June 16, which shattered the previous mark for an event with 3.5 Tbps for the Canada-U.S. men’s hockey semifinal match during the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi, according to Akamai.

Rounding out the top five World Cup matches: 3.4 Tbps for The Netherlands' wipeout of 2010 champion Spain on June 13, and 3.2 Tbps apiece for the U.S.-Ghana on June 16 and the same amount for Brazil-Croatia in the tourney opener on June 12. 

Akamai -- which is supplying technical assistance in delivering live and on-demand online video for the action from Brazil, to more than 50 rights-holders -- counts the CBC (Canada), SBS (Australia), SVT (Sweden), Singtel (Singapore), (Hong Kong), Telecinco (Spain), Wilmaa (Switzerland) and Zattoo (Germany and Switzerland), among its client roster.