HBO, Showtime Knock Down Streaming Sites Over Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

The order by the federal judge firmly grants HBO and Showtime’s May 2 hugely anticipated match between the two champions the protection they initially sought on April 28. Even though and took down their offer of free streaming of the Las Vegas fight yesterday, the premium cablers wanted the courts to play ref so there would be no opportunity for the sites or others suddenly whipping up a link on Saturday. Even though the big-bucks fight will be long over, there will be a hearing on May 7 for the preliminary injunction HBO and Showtime also desire. – Dominic Patten, Deadline Hollywood