Mayweather-Paul Fight Overwhelms Showtime Servers, Causing PPV and App Outages

Strong demand for Sunday’s heavily promoted fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Logan Paul has caused outages for some consumers on Showtime’s PPV service and its streaming apps, the company said Sunday.

ViacomCBS’ premium network acknowledged “an issue impacting tonight’s PPV event as well as the Showtime and Showtime Anytime apps” in a Twitter message posted at 6:16 p.m. PT. The event dubbed “Bragging Rights” features the retired boxing champ and the disgraced YouTuber. The bout started at 5 p.m. PT.

“We are aware that some customers have been having trouble accessing tonight’s Pay Per View event on Showtime.com. We are working diligently to resolve the issue and will redress customers appropriately,” Showtime said in a statement.

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