Close to 3 million people watched the Mayweather-McGregor fight illegally over Social Media

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A seat at the event which costs a whopping GHS 15,844.50 ( $3,521) was also available for pay-per-view for just GHS 450.00 ($ 99.95) in the united states and this was available in 200 countries .

Digital security firm Irdeto claims millions of people watched the fight illegally live through social media platforms such as Periscope, Twitch, Facebook and YouTube.

 

They reported a total of 200 streams were found via social media, and 40 online adverts leading to illegal streams.

Senior VP of cybersecurity services at Irdeto noted When combating live sports piracy, speed in disrupting piracy is essential by identifying and stopping pirate streams in real-time through specialised knowledge and technology, content owners and operators are able to protect revenue and deliver a greater user experience.’