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Disappointed Pay-Per-View Customer Sues Showtime

'Grainy video, error screens, buffer events, and stalls'

(Newser) - Saturday's boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is projected to have brought in $700 million in pay-per-view orders as one of the biggest PPV events in history, Deadline reports. It's also netted Showtime a class-action lawsuit. Oregon resident Zack Bartel filed the lawsuit following the fight.... More »

Watch WH Crasher, Rocker Get Hitched—for $14.95

Blessed event to air on Pay-Per-View

(Newser) - Just when you thought the union of White House gatecrasher Michaele Salahi and Journey guitarist Neal Schon could not get any classier , this: The couple is getting married. Live on Pay-Per-View. And you can watch it for $14.95. They're calling the San Francisco nuptials "Neal and Michaele:... More »

TV Porn Sales Plummeting

Because that's what the Internet is for...

(Newser) - Cable and satellite providers are finally admitting two things that should be obvious: 1). They used to make a lot of money on pay-per-view porn, and 2). They don’t anymore. Yesterday DirecTV admitted that “lower adult buys” were to blame for drops in pay-per-view revenue, and Time Warner... More »

YouTube Working on Pay-Per-View

In talks with studios for movies, TV

(Newser) - Pay-per-You-Tube? Don’t worry, you’ll still be able to watch all the goofy home movies and webcam confessions you can stomach for free, but Google is hoping to launch a new, paid section of its video behemoth by the end of the year, the Financial Times reports. Google executives... More »

Cable, Satellite Providers Push Pay-Per-View Porn

(Newser) - Times are tough, and for cable and satellite TV companies, that means—more porn. Comcast is following DirecTV's lead and ramping up advertising for adult pay-per-view channels, reports Advertising Age. The spots will generally run on guy channels such as Spike TV and ESPN in the wee hours. Meanwhile, the... More »

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