Game of Thrones

HBO sees record audience for Game of Thrones finale

The final episode of Game of Thrones saw a record 19.3m US viewers tune in on Sunday night for HBO. The finale, The Iron Throne, broke the record set by last weekend’s episode, The Bells, which attracted 18.4m viewers. The viewership for The Iron Throne includes 13.6m people who watched the episode on HBO at 9pm Sunday […]

Parrot Analytics: Game of Thrones premiere breaks record

Global demand for the series on the day of Game of Thrones’ eighth season premiere exceeded the global premiere demand of every other TV series, including Game of Thrones’ own global season seven premiere day demand, for any season across all platforms and markets under measurement, according to Parrot Analytics. Parrot Analytics partnered with Guinness World Records  to chart […]

Launch of HBO’s Game Of Thrones season 8 triggers global piracy frenzy

The scale of the global content piracy problem was again underlined this week with the news that the first episode of the new season of Game Of Thrones was pirated almost 55 million times in the first 24 hours after launch, according to analytics firm Muso. By comparison, the show attracted 17.4 million viewers via […]

Amazon inks first-look deal with Game of Thrones producer

Game of Thrones co-executive producer Vince Gerardis has signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios. With the hire, the studio will gain access to Gerardis’ intellectual property library from science fiction and fantasy authors such as Robert Silberberg and David Brin. Gerardis has a history of packaging and selling TV projects based on literary titles. He […]

Game of Thrones fever drives Time Warner growth

The stunning viewing figures for Game of Thrones have pushed Time Warner and its subsidiary, HBO, to significant subscription growth. Premium cable network HBO saw its subscription revenues rise 13% year-on-year, its highest quarterly growth in 13 years. Revenues for the three months to September 30 at HBO were US$1.6 billion (€1.4 billion), up on the US$1.43 […]

Sky boosted by Game of Thrones in strong Q1

Sky recorded record entertainment audiences in its fiscal first quarter and grew its customer numbers by 51% year-on-year, helped by the launch of season seven of Game of Thrones. Announcing group results for the three months ending September 30, Sky said that it added 160,000  new customers – 90,000 in Germany and Austria, 70,000 in […]

Indian police arrest four in Game of Thrones leak case

Indian police have arrested four individuals allegedly involved in the leak of episode four of the current season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. Episode four of the series appeared online three days before its scheduled airing, bearing a Star India watermark. Three of the arrested individuals were current employees of Prime Focus Technologies (PFT), the […]

HBO hit by cyber attack

HBO has confirmed that it has been the victim of a cyber attack, with hackers stealing proprietary information “including some of our programming”. In an email sent to staff, HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler said that the ‘cyber incident’ had been “disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing” but did not go into details of what content […]

Game of Thrones goes underground in Russia

Series 7 of HBO’s flagship series Game of Thrones has now been released globally, with Amediateka, the series’ distributor in Russia, organising a special screening of the first episode at the Mayakovskaya station on the Moscow metro this morning. Organized jointly by the Amediateka SVOD service and the Moscow Metro, 350 invited guests, including VIPs and Game […]

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