Touted as the richest fight in history, the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will be aired mainly by the US HBO and Showtime PPV but various TV networks are now negotiating to have rights for the coverage.
According to DailyMailUK report, a bidding war is under way for TV rights in at least 200 countries outside the US, the UK included with Sky, BT, BoxNation and perhaps ITV in contention for the bout, which is due to take place in Las Vegas on May 2.
Watch through Pay-Per-View
In US, the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight will be distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View and SHOWTIME PPV on Saturday, May 2 beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas according to Heavy.com
HBO and Showtime reportedly will charge $99.95 (£65) for a pay-per-view subscription respectively.
In the Philippines, Solar Entertainment - the proprietor of broadcasts of Manny Pacquiao's bouts since 2003 - announced an unprecedented deal to simultaneously air the bout on the free-to-air terrestrial television networks GMA Network, ABS-CBN and, TV5, as well as on its own cable platforms. Solar Entertainment reportedly paid Top Rank and Mayweather Promotions $10 million (PHP 440 million) to win the broadcast rights for the Philippines.
Millions in the Philippines will also watch on giant screens in city squares and parks for free.
International coverage of the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight initially announced to be availabe on the following countries and TV networks:
Australia via Main Event
Cambodia via CTN and CNC
Czech Republic via Sport 1
Denmark , Finland , Norway and Sweden through Viaplay PPV
Germany via Sky Select
Hungary via Sport 1
Indonesia via tvOne
Israel via Charlton Sport 1
Japan via WOWOW Prime
Mexico via Televisa and Azteca
Poland via Telewizja Polska
South Africa via SuperSport includes 44 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa‚ on all platforms (9pm (CAT), Sunday May 3)
Thailand via Channel 7
United Kingdom via Sky Box Office and BT Sports (PPV charge expected to be cheaper than US)
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