Pacquiao vs Mayweather pay-per-view in Middle East

Good news to overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East, the welterweight bout between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be offered on pay-per-view (PPV) via The Filipino Channel (TFC).

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TFC will be the exclusive distributor of the fight of the century on all media platforms in the Middle East, ABS-CBN News reports.

"At a time when we are witnessing one of the busiest pay-per-view calendars in boxing in a long time, to be chosen and trusted as the exclusive distributor of not just any marquee PPV boxing event but the 'Fight of the Century' is a milestone that we are truly proud of," Kai Rodriguez, ABS-CBN managing director for Europe, Middle East and Africa operations, reportedly said.

"This solidifies our commitment to strengthen our live sports entertainment offerings, deliver these on our TFC platforms to one of the largest and most engaged audiences in the region, and expand the reach of our content through signed carriage agreements with industry partners," she added.


Meanwhile, ABS-CBN Global chief operating officer Raffy Lopez said TFC will always be instrumental in bringing the biggest sporting events to fans around the world.

"TFC has always been at the ringside of numerous major sporting events in history," he said. "Since 2006, starting with the Pacquiao-Morales fight, TFC in the Middle East has been bringing the biggest fights of Pacquiao’s legendary career to the homes of Filipinos in the region. Now, as exclusive distributor in the Middle East and viewing destination platform for the Mayweather-Pacquiao event, all boxing fans there will get better than ringside seats as they watch the fight from the comfort of their homes and enjoy world class sports entertainment."

Boxing fans in the Middle East can watch the Pacquiao vs Mayweather mega-fight live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas via PPV on the cable networks OSN, Du or eLifeTV on May 3 at 4 a.m. in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) and 5 a.m. in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to the report.

TFC will also make the much-awaited boxing event available for the first time on the big screen in Novo Cinemas. Those who will be at work or not at home can watch it online on TFC.tv.