New Delhi: VEQTA, India’s only dedicated sports OTT service, has bagged the broadcasting rights for the much awaited fight between the two biggest stars from the world of boxing and Mixed Martial Arts, Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor. The legends will enter the ring to go head-to-head in one of the most hotly anticipated boxing bouts of all time on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 9:00am (IST).
VEQTA is the official broadcaster of the fight in India and will live stream the fight only on its digital platforms VEQTA.in and its Android and IOS Apps. This will be the first global mega sports event to be OTT first in India. VEQTA.in is driving the sports live streaming movement in OTT space by providing the sports fans and internet-enabled audience in India access to an all-new never seen before sports content experience.
India currently has around 220-250 million smartphones and is expected to touch more than 500 million by 2020 reported by an industry analyst. So with rising smartphone sales, falling data tariffs, 4G rollout and improvement in payment gateways, OTT market, an important growth driver in India’s digital space, is growing at a dynamic pace of 35-40 % Y-O-Y.
VEQTA in an official statement said today, “We are thrilled to be the official broadcaster in India for what will be one of biggest and most anticipated sporting events in recent history.”
Gaurav Gill, Co-Founder & Director, VEQTA said, “We will be Live Streaming all the action on VEQTA.in and the VEQTA Android & IOS Apps. Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor is a matchup that pits the legendary boxer Mayweather against the all-time MMA great McGregor in a one of its kind event.
As the home of global sports in India, VEQTA’s aim is to bring the best premium sports content to fans from all across the globe. Fight sports is the second biggest sports category in India and has a relatively young audience for whom digital is fast emerging as the first screen. With this event VEQTA aims to reach out to the fans of boxing, mixed martial arts, fight sports and sports fans in general.”
What date is the fight and at what time?
Fans in the India will be able to watch the historic fight of the millennium live on VEQTA.in, on Sunday August 27, 2017 at 9:00am (IST), the under-card fights will be broadcast Live on the platform from 6:30 am (IST) onwards. The fights will also be available on the platform for sports fans to view on a video on demand basis after the event.
Where is the fight taking place?
The event will take place in the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Nevada, U.S.A. Las Vegas hosts most of the major boxing championships and UFC fights.
How can I watch it on VEQTA?
VEQTA will be Live Streaming all the action from the event on its digital platforms. Download the app and subscribe for Rs. 99/- only, to get unlimited access to over 6000 hours of live sports all-round the year.