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HBO to make all of its shows available internationally within week of U.S. broadcast

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 09 Mar 2013 11:16 User comments (3)

HBO to make all of its shows available internationally within week of U.S. broadcast HBO has confirmed that it will make all episodes of its original shows available to international markets within one week of its U.S. broadcast.
Previously, the company's shows, including the most pirated show of 2012, Game of Thrones, would take weeks if not months to reach international audiences. This of course led to piracy, as fans of the shows could watch their favorite programs within hours of its broadcast instead of waiting.

If your market has HBO Go streaming, the shows will be available via that platform within a week, as well.

It is unclear what had changed in HBO's internal technical architecture that allows for the quicker availability, and HBO declined to specify.

Recently, the company announced that HBO was giving all of its international markets the option to simultaneously air Game of Thrones with its U.S. launch.

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3 user comments

19.3.2013 15:47

Everyone knows that a week is already too late.

210.3.2013 0:20

all they need is a website so that when a shows been aired anyone can log on the website and watch it.


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310.3.2013 10:00

Originally posted by hikaricor:
Everyone knows that a week is already too late.

A week is necessary in some countries to perform that emetic practice called "dubbing". TV series and film makers should start to forbid such a hideous mutilation of their work.

"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

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