TV Roundup: Pirating the Fight of the Century, 'Game of Thrones'

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As you may have heard, there was a boxing match over the weekend. Floyd Mayweather defeated Manny Pacquiao in the so-called Fight of the Century, and more people tuned in than expected. HBO and Showtime had exclusive rights to the match. The cable channels charged customers $100 to watch it. But many viewers pirated the fight, which is bad news for TV rights holders and pay-per-view broadcasts. We discuss this and more in our weekly television roundup.

Credits

Guests:
Michael Schneider - Senior editor at Variety - @Franklinavenue, Liz Shannon Miller - Indiewire - @lizlet

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal