Live-streaming apps: new view of sports, challenge to broadcasters

The issues surrounding broadcast rights and social media culminated during the recent Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao boxing match, when fans used Periscope to stream that fight — live and via TV — bypassing the $100 cost of ordering it. A Periscope representative said the company received 66 reports of illegal streams and took down 30. Others estimated that thousands of people watched the fight for free, using these video social media apps. – Mike Vernon, SFGate