Showtime Hit With Lawsuit Over Mayweather-McGregor Fight
Showtime has been hit with a class-action lawsuit over their coverage of the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight on Saturday night. A man in Portland, Oregon filed the lawsuit and claims the quality of the fight was poor.
Zack Bartel who filed the lawsuit is seeking, “$200 in statutory damages, or actual damages for each person in action, whichever is greater,” according to USA TODAY Sports. Bartel claims he bought the fight and thought he would see it as advertised in high definition, but instead it kept buffering and the quality was very grainy.
Bartel says that Showtime was involved in, “unlawful trade practices” and “unjust enrichment,” according to USA TODAY Sports.
Showtime said in a statement, “We received a very limited number of complaints. We’re reviewing all of them carefully, and we will respond accordingly. Refunds are handled at the point of sale, so with regard to Showtime’s direct to consumer, our online offering of ShowtimePPV.com and Showtime PPV app, for those that could not see the fight on those platforms, Showtime will issue a full refund. Of course, the goal is to deliver at the highest quality all of the content.”