Mayweather vs. McGregor - Nearly 3 Million Watch Illegal Streams

Showtime had great concerns over the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor pay-per-view being affected by illegal streams.

Last week, the network secured an order which took down over 40 illegal streaming sites. The high price tag of $100 for HD would obviously send a high number of fans to search the internet for alternative options to cut down the cost.

According to a recent report in Forbes, digital platform security company Irdeto estimates that nearly 3 million people watched more than 200 illegal streams.


Irdeto revealed to Forbes that 239 illegal streams were watched by approximately 2,930,598 people: 165 of those were apparently made available through social media channels such as Facebook, YouTube, Periscope and Twitch, and 67 were available through illegal streaming sites like Kodi.

The current record for pay-per-view buys Mayweather's fight with Manny Pacquiao, which took place in May 2015. That fight generated 4.6 million buys.

Mayweather stopped McGregor in the tenth round at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The pay-per-view was the most talked about sporting event of the year. Many industry insiders believe the pay-per-view has a the ability to overtake the Mayweather-Pacquiao record, but the early estimates of what the PPV generated will not be available for at least 1 to 2 weeks time.

The fight also grossed $2.4 million in box office at 481 theaters. The PPV is projected to make $500 million in the United States and $700 million worldwide.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by icha on 08-29-2017

[QUOTE=Johnny Rubber;17996395]Sorry, I wasn't aware that you knew them all. Silly me![/QUOTE] mexicans in mexico get the fights for free... no need to know them all...

Comment by dannychains on 08-29-2017

thats what happens when you brag about how much money or ppv buys you get. the fans are the IRS, and they just taxed your ass :banghead:

Comment by Johnny Rubber on 08-29-2017

[QUOTE=icha;17996383]is this supossed to be funny?? [B]the mexicans that buy ppvs dont live in mexico anyways[/B], so they could care less...[/QUOTE] Sorry, I wasn't aware that you knew them all. Silly me!

Comment by icha on 08-29-2017

[QUOTE=Johnny Rubber;17996216]They have no choice anymore. Trump cancelled Comedy Central in Mexico, so these fights are now their only relief. :lol1::lol1::lol1:[/QUOTE] is this supossed to be funny?? the mexicans that buy ppvs dont live in mexico anyways, so they could…

Comment by Motorcity Cobra on 08-29-2017

[QUOTE=Johnny Rubber;17996176]I always stream fights, which is due to very poor match ups and the fact that the boxers are already being paid to fight. I get what you are saying, but some streaming sites cannot be taken down now.…

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