Using Telkom’s Boltspeed fibre to stream over 122 hours of movies, selected participants will attempt to break the current world record for longest marathon watching films, which currently stands at 120 hours 23 minutes (about five days).
To attempt breaking the record over 80 movies must be streamed over Telkom’s Boltspeed fibre technology.
An official Guinness World Records adjudicator will verify that all the requirements for the record breaking attempt have been met.
An accomplished endurance record breaker, Suresh Joachim, will fly in from Canada for the event to try to attempt to break the record.
He will be competing against ten local South Africans who will also be attempting to achieve the title. He expressed excitement at the attempt.
“I am delighted that Telkom will be hosting this endurance challenge and I am looking forward to the opportunity to add this record to my list of 52 records that I currently hold. While I will be putting my endurance to the test I understand Telkom will be putting their fibre technology to the test as well,” said Joachim.
Telkom Chief Marketing Officer, Enzo Scarcella, said fibre technology was the perfect medium for streaming content and we are going to be showcasing this on a grand scale at the Telkom Unlimited Movie Marathon.
“Families attending the event will get an idea of the entertainment value that fibre can deliver to their homes,” said Scarcella.
The Unlimited Movie Marathon is being held from 9 to 13 December at The Sheds @1Fox in Johannesburg and will be open to the public to enjoy the around the clock movie screening.
Author: Tintswalo Baloyi