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New Game of Thrones Episode Leaks Online Early

Today’s leak appears to be a mistake by Amazon, but the result is ultimately the same. Pirates will get an early viewing of the latest episode, before those who pay, and spoilers are being widely shared online. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak » http://bit.ly/2IMJvW2

‘Game of Thrones’ premiere sent HBO NOW half a million downloads, 3x increase in revenue

While Netflix in the second quarter became the top grossing non-game app across both [iOS & Google Play], HBO NOW’s move this month was even more impressive. It didn’t just become the top grossing non-game app – it beat out all the other games on the revenue charts except for Candy Crush Saga and Clash of Clans. – Sarah Perez, TechCrunch http://tcrn.ch/2eKtIdw

Game Of Thrones Season 6 Premiere Triggers Piracy Craze

Data gathered by TorrentFreak estimates that after half a day, over a million people have downloaded the episode via BitTorrent. At the time of writing, more than 200,000 people are actively sharing one of the three most-popular torrents. […] A brief inspection of the download locations of the most popular torrent shows that Game of Thrones pirates come from all over the world, as we’ve seen previously. The show is particularly popular in Australia (12.5%), India (9.7%), United States (8.5%) and the United Kingdom (6.9%). The top 10 is completed by the Philippines, Canada, the Netherlands, Greece, South Africa and Saudi Arabia. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak

4 amazing ‘Game of Thrones’ substitutes you can stream for free right now

We can’t promise you dragons, but we can promise you all the intrigue, violence, and sex you can stomach … and four shows you really ought to watch regardless of whether Game of Thrones is even on your radar. – David Wharton, The Daily Dot

  1. Rome (2005-2007)
  2. The Tudors (2007-2010)
  3. Spartacus: War of the Damned (2010-2013)
  4. Vikings (2013-present)

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HBO can’t do anything to stop Game of Thrones piracy

Depending on how one looks at it, Game of Thrones piracy is a problem HBO is lucky to be dealing with. After all, the show nets more viewers via illicit means than many other shows attract altogether. From that perspective, Game of Thrones is so good, so compelling, and ultimately so addicting that those without HBO will do any and everything in their power to catch the latest episodes just after they air. Of course, HBO doesn’t quite look at it that way. As we reported a few weeks ago, HBO in April began going after individual pirates, sending thousands of warnings to suspected pirates via their corresponding ISP. – Yoni Heisler, BGR

Game Of Thrones sets a new TV piracy record, putting Davos Seaworth to shame

According to piracy-tracking firm Excipio, the fifth episode of season five was up on file-sharing sites within minutes of its 9 P.M. ET airing in the United States. The 2.2 million individual Internet addresses tracked was the count as of 10 A.M. ET the next morning, a number that has surely grown faster than a dragon in the ensuing hours. The new piracy record comes only weeks after HBO launched HBO Now, the $15 service that allows users to watch HBO without a cable subscription package. Also, the channel has ended the practice of using DVD screeners, all in the name of cutting down on piracy. – Alex McCown, The A.V. Club

HBO is sick of Game of Thrones torrents and it’s now going after individual pirates

It’s important to note that HBO doesn’t know (nor does it appear that they are interested in learning) the individual identities of suspected pirates, which is to say that individual pirates don’t have to fear any pending legal action. Still, HBO is seemingly hoping that if they put a little bit of fear into the hearts of BitTorrent users, piracy rates might go down accordingly. – Yoni Heisler, BGR http://ift.tt/1zDW9rY

HBO Targets Torrent Users Over Game of Thrones Leak

HBO has sent thousands of warnings to Internet subscribers whose connections were used to share leaked Game of Thrones episodes. While there are no legal strings attached for the affected subscribers, HBO hopes that some will think twice before downloading future episodes. […] Through its anti-piracy partner IP-Echelon, HBO instructs Internet providers to relay the alerts to the account holder associated with the infringing IP-address. – Ernesto, TorrentFreak
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