Got $99.99? You’ve got an HD super-fight via Apple. Or you could watch Mayweather-McGregor for 4 cents less — thank us later for that hookup.
Showtime PPV is actually selling the upcoming boxing match in hi-definition for $99.95. Technically, that’s the official price-tag, but Apple restrictions say every cost must end in a “9,” TheWrap is told. So that’s the reason for that.
For people with terrible televisions, the standard definition version of the 12-round clash will run $10 less. Individual distributors actually get to charge whatever they want for the HD upgrade, though a person with knowledge of the deal told us that most will end up just under 100 bucks.
Mayweather-McGregor is expected to be the most widely distributed pay-per-view event of all time. The welterweight bout will be available for purchase through cable, DBS, telco and streaming providers nationwide, as well as UFC.tv. Additionally, Fathom Events will air the action in some movie theaters, bars and restaurants.
Note: Anyone who buys the fight on the Showtime website will only be able to watch on the web. Those moneybags that choose to make the purchase on Apple will only be able to watch on Apple devices.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor will take place on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.