Showtime Hit With Suit Over Mayweather-McGregor Stream
Law360, New York (August 28, 2017, 7:57 PM EDT) -- Almost immediately after undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. knocked out Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Conor McGregor in the 10th round Saturday, Showtime was hit with a proposed class action over issues with the $99.99 pay-per-view online stream that allegedly failed to deliver the quality view of the fight that was promised.
Showtime Networks Inc. offered consumers the ability to watch the much-hyped and much-anticipated fight online in 1080p high definition with 60 frames per second, the first time a major fight was offered on pay-per-view without a cable subscription, according to the complaint in Oregon federal court filed on Saturday...
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