Tag Archives: Boxing

Showtime Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Failed Mayweather-McGregor Streams

“Instead of being upfront with consumers about its new, untested, underpowered service, defendant caused likelihood of confusion and misunderstanding as to the source and quality of the HD video consumers would see on fight night,” writes attorney Michael Fuller in the complaint filed Saturday in Oregon federal court. “Defendant intentionally misrepresented the quality and grade of video consumers would see using its app, and knowingly failed to disclose that its system was defective with respect to the amount of bandwidth available, and that defendant’s service would materially fail to conform to the quality of HD video defendant promised.” – Ashley Cullins, The Hollywood Reporter http://ift.tt/2gjooi5

UFC’s Fight Pass Is Melting Down During the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor Fight

Moments after coverage of the Las Vegas match between UFC fighter Conor McGregor and undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather was scheduled to begin at 9:00 p.m. Eastern on Saturday night, UFC Fight Pass pulled a real HBO Go, crashing under load and preventing many users from watching the big showdown. – Bryan Menegus & Tom McKay, Gizmodo http://ift.tt/2wRGQ7M

Mayweather vs. McGregor: Live-stream details for the big fight

[T]o watch the Mayweather-McGregor live stream, you’ll have to pay the price just like cable subscribers do. Pay-per-view access will cost $100, and will be available through various streaming devices and services. That price includes the main bout and three preceding fights, which have a scheduled start time of 9 p.m. Eastern. – Jared Newman, TechHive http://ift.tt/2wK0WR1

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 boxinghd.net and sportship.org 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