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  • Watch Game of Thrones' opener go social with House Facebook, Twitter, and more
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    Watch Game of Thrones' opener go social with House Facebook, Twitter, and more

    By 7 April 2014

    The internet is abuzz because season four of HBO's Game of Thrones Season has finally aired, and one of the latest and coolest things to surface on the web is a social network re-imagining of the show's opening title sequence. In the original title sequence,...

  • Game of Thrones Season 4 premiere was so popular it killed HBO Go
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    Game of Thrones Season 4 premiere was so popular it killed HBO Go

    By 7 April 2014

    Game of Thrones is just about to air its fourth series in the UK on Sky Atlantic but was seen in the US last night on HBO Go, well almost. The number of users trying to watch the season's premiere was so great it crashed HBO Go. HBO, which charges users...

  • Think you're ready for Game of Thrones Season 4? 10 ways to enjoy it even more
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    Think you're ready for Game of Thrones Season 4? 10 ways to enjoy it even more

    By 5 April 2014

    Game of Thrones Season 4 starts spectacularly on Sky Atlantic HD at 2am on Monday, 7 April in the UK, 9pm (ET) Sunday, 6 April on HBO in the States - a simultaneous broadcast - and we know, we've already seen episode one. Thankfully however, you won't...

  • Sky and HBO extend exclusivity deal to 2020, will now make original shows together
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    Sky and HBO extend exclusivity deal to 2020, will now make original shows together

    By 30 January 2014

    BSkyB has announced that it has extended its exclusivity agreement with HBO to show the US channel's programming in the UK on Sky Atlantic first. The new deal will run until 2020 and includes an agreement to make new original drama shows together. Sky...

  • Game of Thrones Season 4 trailer blasts its way across the net (video)
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    Game of Thrones Season 4 trailer blasts its way across the net (video)

    By 13 January 2014

    The Game of Thrones Season 4 trailer has officially been on the internet for only six hours and already it's accrued over two million views on YouTube. And that's just the official version, not the many reposts that have since appeared. Aired for the...

  • Game of Thrones Season 4 will start on US screens 6 April, UK 7 April, first trailer coming 12 January
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    Game of Thrones Season 4 will start on US screens 6 April, UK 7 April, first trailer coming 12 January

    By 10 January 2014

    It has been confirmed by HBO that the fourth season of Game of Thrones will start screening in the US on Sunday 6 April. The first trailer will be shown on the channel this Sunday, 12 January, before the premiere of new drama True Detective, and presumably...

  • Game of Thrones tops 2013's Most Pirated Shows list by TorrentFreak
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    Game of Thrones tops 2013's Most Pirated Shows list by TorrentFreak

    By 26 December 2013

    Argh! Pirates love HBO's Game of Thrones. Seriously. They downloaded the show's season 3 finale 5.9 million times, according to Variety, which cited compiled data from piracy news site TorrentFreak. That means Game of Thrones was the most pirated show...

  • HBO goes straight to customers, shows now available on Google Play in the UK
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    HBO goes straight to customers, shows now available on Google Play in the UK

    By 2 December 2013

    HBO is now going straight to customers in the UK, rather than distributing its content through Sky or Netflix, as it has often done in the past. Shows including True Blood, Game of Thrones, and Boardwalk Empire are now available to buy from the Google...

  • Apple reportedly talking directly with HBO, ESPN and others for iTV service
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    Apple reportedly talking directly with HBO, ESPN and others for iTV service

    By 22 August 2013

    If you've kept tabs on the tech industry over the last few years you'll know very well that Apple has long been rumoured to be launching an "iTV service". The latest report says Apple is continuing work on its next-generation product vision with an interesting...

  • Blinkbox goes HD: Games of Thrones season 3 HD streaming for £23.99
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    Blinkbox goes HD: Games of Thrones season 3 HD streaming for £23.99

    By 15 July 2013

    As previously announced, Blinkbox, the TV and movie streaming service from Tesco, is now offering programming in high definition. Kicking off the new service is Game of Thrones season 3. Having Game of Thrones season 3 is something of a coup for Blinkbox,...

  • Game of Thrones season 3 launches HD streaming on Blinkbox on 15 July
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    Game of Thrones season 3 launches HD streaming on Blinkbox on 15 July

    By 11 June 2013

    HBO has confirmed that Blinkbox will be the first digital retailer in the UK to offer Game of Thrones season 3 to buy, meaning you can stream the award-winning show from 15 July 2013 and for the first time you'll be able to stream in high definition....

  • Game of Thrones piracy is a compliment, says HBO
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    Game of Thrones piracy is a compliment, says HBO

    By 2 April 2013

    Game of Thrones returned to UK screens on Monday night, US on Sunday, for its third season and so is bound to top Sky Atlantic's viewing charts for several weeks. It will also undoubtedly top another, less salubrious chart, aping former seasons' "honours"...

  • Apple said to bring HBO Go to Apple TV by mid-year
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    Apple said to bring HBO Go to Apple TV by mid-year

    By 1 February 2013

    Apple is reportedly in talks to bring HBO's large amount of content to its Apple TV set-top box by mid-year to bolster its content offering. According to Bloomberg, which cites "two people familiar with the matter", the Cupertino-based company has begun...

  • Game of Thrones 2 to be available on Blinkbox before Blu-ray or DVD
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    Game of Thrones 2 to be available on Blinkbox before Blu-ray or DVD

    By 13 August 2012

    Movie and TV cloud streaming and digital download service Blinkbox has signed a deal with HBO to add some of the US broadcaster's top shows to the online service. And, as part of that partnership, fans of Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire can buy the...

  • APP OF THE DAY: HBO Go review (iPad, iPhone & Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: HBO Go review (iPad, iPhone & Android)

    By 3 May 2011

    Sadly, UK readers won't be able to make use of today's App of The Day - it's Stateside only folks. But we still thought it worthy of inclusion, not only for our American fans - but because even UK fans can appreciate what is, undoubtedly, the biggest...

  • HBO app from Samsung offers The Sopranos on tap
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    HBO app from Samsung offers The Sopranos on tap

    By 16 March 2011

    It's been a big day for Samsung's Smart TV video on demand platform. Over in the electronic giant's homeland of Korea, a 3D TV VOD service has been announced and now, over in the US of A, a hook up with HBO has been revealed. The partnership will mean...

  • Netflix to take on HBO with original programming
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    Netflix to take on HBO with original programming

    By 16 March 2011

    Netflix, the US movie rental giant, is apparently in discussions with representatives of a new TV show, House of Cards (a remake of the 1990s BBC production) with a view to grabbing its exclusive rights. The move could see the California-based company...

  • Sky Atlantic HD broadcasting imminent
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    Sky Atlantic HD broadcasting imminent

    By 1 February 2011

    Flick onto channel 108 on your Sky set top box and you will no longer find the dark-hole of repeats that is Sky 3. Instead, in its place you'll find Sky Atlantic, the home of Sky's HBO content. Back in July last year, Sky put pen to paper on a £150 million...

  • Google TV gears up with massive media deals
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    Google TV gears up with massive media deals

    By 5 October 2010

    Google TV is just around the corner, (6 October in fact), and ahead of the big launch news has emerged that the internet-powered TV service has secured some pretty big agreements that could see the platform becoming the major player in the emerging web-TV...

  • Sky Atlantic HD: Channel to launch with exclusive US content
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    Sky Atlantic HD: Channel to launch with exclusive US content

    By 1 October 2010

    Sky has announced a brand new, US-content-focused, channel - Sky Atlantic HD which will be the only place to watch the first run of the new Mad Men season in the summer of 2011. The Guardian is reporting that the subscription-only channel will be available...

  • Sky nabs HBO content for a cool £150 million
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    Sky nabs HBO content for a cool £150 million

    By 29 July 2010

    Sky has signed a deal with US premium cable network HBO that will see the station's hit shows, including the entire back-catalogue, appearing exclusively on its channels. The deal, which has cost Rupert and the board around £150 million, means that repeats...

  • VIDEO: The Ricky Gervais Show coming to Channel 4
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    VIDEO: The Ricky Gervais Show coming to Channel 4

    By 4 December 2009

    Ricky Gervais' popular podcasts helped put the audio format on the map with well over 180 million downloads through legal channels alone. In the States, HBO has made the podcasts into an animated series which Channel 4 has just acquired the rights to....

  • HBO TV shows available on iTunes UK
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    HBO TV shows available on iTunes UK

    By 16 September 2008

    HBO and Apple have announced that programming from HBO will be available to download for the first time ever on the iTunes Store in the UK from Tuesday 16 September. New HBO programmes on iTunes include "The Sopranos", "Sex and the City" and "Entourage",...

  • HBO goes Blu-ray exclusive
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    HBO goes Blu-ray exclusive

    By 10 January 2008

    HBO, the makers of Sex in the City, The Sopranos, Six Feet Under and Curb Your Ethusiasm has announced that it will be going Blu-ray exclusive. The move, which won't come as too much of a surprise to industry pundits as it follows its parent company Time...

  • O2 plans IPTV services for UK
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    O2 plans IPTV services for UK

    By 17 December 2007

    Mobile operator O2 is planning to launch an IPTV service in the UK, The Guardian reports. Spain's Telefónica, O2's parent company, already offers TV services in the Czech Republic and has video on demand film partnerships set up with Warner Bros, Disney,...