Showtime sued over alleged Mayweather-McGregor live stream issues

An Oregon man has filed a lawsuit against Showtime after he said he paid to view Saturday’s highly anticipated fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather but the stream had issues throughout the event.

Zack Bartel of Portland, Ore., filed the complaint, claiming he and thousands of other viewers paid $99.99 to stream the fight but it ran into problems during the event. Bartel seeks “$200 in statutory damages or recovery of actual damages,” according to the complaint.

“(The) defendant advertised that consumers could pay $99.99 to ‘witness history’ by streaming Mayweather vs. McGregor fight live on its app,” the complaint stated.


The lawsuit included a copy of a receipt proving Bartel paid for the fight.

“To his extreme disappointment and frustration, plaintiff (and thousands of other consumers) quickly learned that defendant’s system was defective and unable to stream the Mayweather fight in HD as defendant had advertised. Instead of being a “witness to history” as defendant had promised, the only thing plaintiff witnessed was grainy video, error screens, buffer events, and stalls,” the complaint stated.

The complaint also included photos of the screen showing low-quality images and error messages.

Bartel claimed his television and…

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