Typically members watch General Conference in their branches when the DVD disks are sent out, 4 - 6 weeks after. The District Presidency wanted to try watching conference as a District and closer to the actual time of conference, their desire is to actually watch conference live (may be some day in the future).
We watched conference one week delay, time enough for us to download the sessions. The District Centre was packed. Every chair in the building was in the hall. Some were there an hour early. They just kept coming. At the closing hymn they all started singing quietly with the Tabernacle Choir, We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet.