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powerhouse mayweather pacquiao fight plagued by piracy the aftermath of the slugfest revealing that twitters new live streaming service periscope and its rival meerkat , disrupted the blockbuster event with users aiming their smartphones at t. v. ease and live streaming the one hundred dollar paper view fight to the masses for free , twitter c. e. o. dick costolo even boasting about periscope traffic during the fight in a tweet saying and the winner is periscope , the illegal pirating coming after some customers complained on social media saturday night about outages on time warner cable charter communications and other cable companies which caused the fights start time to be delayed just last week fight producers h. b. o. and showtime filed an injunction against sites claiming to offer live streams of the fight and last month h. b. o. sent twitter a takedown notice after periscope users illegally stream the season premiere of h. b. o. as game of thrones , the paper view event was expected to bring in at least three hundred million dollars through some three million paying households with the majority of the revenue going to the boxers and a larger share two winner floyd mayweather