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Game of Thrones season 3 finale is 'most pirated TV episode ever'

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 11 Jun 2013 13:45

Game of Thrones season 3 finale is 'most pirated TV episode ever' The finale of the third season of hit TV show Game of Thrones is the most pirated TV show episode so far, according to TorrentFreak.
Within 24 hours of its broadcast, it had already been downloaded a million times. At one point, the episode was being shared by 170,000 peers. The first episode of the same season was being shared by 160,000 people shortly after it aired.

The majority of downloads of the season finale were in Australia, followed by the United States, Canada and then the UK.

Earlier this year, Director David Petrarca seemed to brush aside any concerns over the claims that Game of Thrones is the most pirated TV show.

HBO programming president Michael Lombardo also seemed to downplay the situation in April, when he told Entertainment Weekly that it was a "compliment of sorts" for the show.

"The demand is there. And it certainly didn't negatively impact the DVD sales. Piracy is something that comes along with having a wildly successful show on a subscription network," Lombardo said.

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