REPORT: Mayweather-McGregor Fight Was Illegally Streamed By Nearly 3 Million People
For all the people who stated they wanted nothing to do with the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor spectacle, the numbers say otherwise.
Not only did millions of people buy the fight all over the world, but many decided not to buy it and illegally stream it and record-breaking numbers.
Holding a pay-per-view event is likely to get thousands of people streaming it illegally, but reportedly more than 3 million people illegally streamed the Boxing-UFC matchup over the weekend, despite the threat of lawsuits by Showtime.
“According to Irdeto, a digital platform security company, 239 illegal streams of the fight were watched by approximately 2,930,598 people: 165 were apparently made available through social media channels such as Facebook, YouTube, Periscope and Twitch, and 67 were available through illegal streaming sites. Kodi, a popular option for pirates, had six available as an add-on through the illicit streaming platform.”
Welcome to the age of social media where any and everything can be seen for absolutely free.