UAE TV provider du will show the Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao fight on Sunday morning (UAE time, May 3) for free to customers.
The fight between unbeaten Floyd Mayweather and 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao has been billed as the ‘fight of the century’ by most, but also the richest fight in history.
Pay-per-view TV channels around the world, which are charging anywhere between $30 and $100 for the privilege to watch the fight, are expected to earn in the region of $300 million in revenue.
In the UAE, OSN TV is broadcasting the fight at a cost of $34, while many cinemas are opening their doors to show the fight for $26 (AED100).
Customers with any du television package, however, can watch the fight for free on channel 500, while those with du View applications will be able to watch the fight on mobile, tablet, smart TV or X-Box.
“We are bringing the biggest sporting event of the century to our subscribers, reinstating our continued support and commitment to bringing only the best, most anticipated sporting events to their screens,” said Samer Geissah, vice president, Consumer Home and Multimedia, du.
The fight is expected to start at 7am UAE time, depending on schedules.