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"FIGHT Of The Century" To Be Beamed Live on DSTV

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Dstv MultiChoice Africa has warned the general public and all television broadcasters that SuperSport International will be the sole broadcaster with rights to air the “Fight of The Century” between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Dstv will, on the 3rd of May, air the super-fight on SS2 and SS2 HD to enable all Dstv Premium viewers to watch the action in High Definition. The tournament, culminating in “The Fight of the Century”, will air from the early hours of Sunday, May 3rd.
By Shyline Guvakuva
According to MultiChoice Africa, no other television station/event organizer or entity shall screen this boxing match on any other program or channel in a public place or free-to-air, live or repeated, without the authorization of MultiChoice since this will be in violation of the directives governing the distribution of programs and television channels. It furthermore interferes with and infringes upon the program and channel distribution rights and arrangements of third parties.
Viewers will also be treated to breaking news, extensive behind-the-scenes coverage, documentaries, one-on-ones with Mayweather and Pacquiao, plus past fight highlights involving the pair.
SuperSport rights also include live streaming, which is available to Premium subscribers on the SuperSport app.
The build-up to the live event will begin at 8pm and headed by former boxer, Brian Mitchell, with a professional record of 45-1-3 and a panel that includes Phillip Ndou who fought Mayweather in 2003, and legendary referee Stan Christodoulou.
SuperSport’s knock-out build-up programming to ‘The Fight of the Century’ includes:
•Studio analysis headed by former boxer, Brian Mitchell and a panel that includes Phillip Ndou and legendary referee Stan Christodoulou on SS2 from 10pm CAT on Saturday.
•Updates on the biggest fight in boxing history plus “Big Fight Special” on SuperSport Blitz at 7am, 1pm and 7pm CAT daily.
•Wall-to-wall big-fight programming on Friday, 1st May on SS2 from 6am to 5.30pm CAT.
•SS2 will cross live to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at midnighton Friday for the pre-fight weigh-in.
•After the weigh-in, Pacquiao’s six-knockdown defeat of Chris Algieri will be broadcast on SS2 to remind fans of his power and excitement.
•SS2 will cross to Las Vegas for the tournament at 3am on Sunday morning. The undercard features WBC super-bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz against Jose Cayetano, plus WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko against Gamalier Rodriguez.
•In the unfathomable possibility of missing the live fight action, DStv subscribers can catch the repeat the fight on SS2 at 7am on Sunday and again on SS5 from9pm. Repeats will continue throughout the week.
•The bulk of the programming will also be available on the Video on Demand service.
PLEASE NOTE: SuperSport advises fight fans to set their alarm clocks for4.30am CAT as the big Las Vegas bouts typically start at any time between5.15am and 6am CAT.

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