Tag Archives: Pay per view

Pirated Twitch streams hijack YouTube’s pay-per-view Logan Paul/KSI boxing match

There’s obviously a big difference between free curiosity and $10 curiosity for an event like this but it seems pretty apparent that having access to a free stream on an easily-accessible mainstream site probably dissuaded some people from paying for the event on YouTube. While people may have previously scoured the web for pop-up ridden sites to view something like this, Twitch and other services unofficially served it up on a platter. – Lucas Matney, TechCrunch https://ift.tt/2P81ExH

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

Streaming Sites Warned Not to Pirate Mayweather Fight

photo: TorrentFreak

No matter where these notices are sent, the majority have something in common. For a DMCA notice to be valid it has to report an infringement that is ongoing, or at the very least has taken place. Rightsholders can’t send a DMCA notice just because they think that an infringement might be on the horizon. – Andy, TorrentFreak

Pay-per-view out, content streaming in at valley hotels

Hotel industry insiders say upgrading broadband capabilities and switching out equipment is costly and this is one reason hotels have not moved more quickly to offer in-room streaming services. However, it’s clearly a trend and the Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs is already looking at other technology changes like key-less room entry, where guests access their rooms via their smart phone, as well as using the in-room mobile device to control everything from lights to drapes. – Skip Descant, Desert Sun http://ift.tt/1qLpQa4