Game of Thrones Season 5 to Simulcast Worldwide
In an effort to combat piracy, HBO has decided to air each episode of Game of Thrones for its next season simultaneously worldwide across its entirety of worldwide networks.
This means that on April 12th at 9PM ET HBO branded networks in Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America, etc will be broadcasting the show on their channel as it’s showing in America. Viewers in Europe might not appreciate that it’s showing early in the morning, but will be able to DVR it so they don’t have to wait weeks or months for the show to hit locally.
I think this is a great idea for the company to take, now if they would just hurry and go the full Neflix route and allow all episodes to be streamed as of the release day I’d love em even more!