Game of Thrones


Ofcom: UK now a ‘nation of binge viewers’

The UK has become “a nation of binge viewers” but there are stark differences between how older and younger people watch TV, according to Ofcom. The UK broadcast regulator’s annual Communications Market Report 2017 claims that 79% of UK adults, some 40 million people, now use catch-up services like the BBC iPlayer, or subscription services […]

HBO hit by cyber attack

HBO has confirmed that it has been the victim of a cyber attack, with hackers stealing proprietary information “including some of our programming”. In an email sent to staff, HBO chairman and CEO Richard Plepler said that the ‘cyber incident’ had been “disruptive, unsettling, and disturbing” but did not go into details of what content […]

In-demand chart: Ireland (July 17-23 2017)

Ireland’s latest in-demand chart strongly features soon-to-be returning favourites along with popular new shows. The Emerald Isle’s digital top ten highlights the anticipation of upcoming seasons of hit shows Stranger Things, The Grand Tour and The Man in the High Castle (MITHC), which came third, sixth and tenth on the list respectively. There’s been some […]

Nat Geo hires HBO exec amid changes

Mars network National Geographic Partners (NGP) has named HBO’s Chris Spencer as executive vice president of creative as they continue to “reinvigorate” its global brand. In the newly created role, Spencer will report to National Geographic Global Network’s CEO, Courteney Monroe. He will oversee the premium marketing creative strategy and execution for the NGP portfolio. […]

Amedia becomes ‘home of HBO’ in new deal

Russian free and pay TV broadcaster Amedia has signed a new deal with HBO giving it the exclusive Russian rights to first-run HBO shows and HBO’s programming library for the first time. The new deal makes Amedia’s pay TV service Amedia Premium HD, consisting of Amedia Premium and Amedia Hit channels and SVOD service Amediateka, […]

GOT creators re-team with HBO for Confederate

Game of Thrones creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are set to reteam with HBO for new series Confederate, an alt-history original drama series. Confederate will be written by Benioff and Weiss, who will also act as executive producers on the series. The show chronicles events leading to the third American Civil War. It takes […]

Game of Thrones smashes HBO ratings record

Ratings for Game of Thrones’s season seven opener on US premium pay channel HBO proved linear event programming is still alive and well. The show took 10.1 million linear viewers, well above the previous 8.9 million record set for the season six debut episode in 2015, and a massive 16.1 million overall. This makes it […]

Viewpoint: Game of Thrones and the art of the modern opener

With the latest season of HBO’s Game of Thrones almost upon us, the first thing many fans will be anticipating is the show’s opening credits. Such is the power of the modern opener that, regardless of whether you’ve been bitten by the GOT bug, you’ll certainly be aware the series boasts an Emmy-winning title sequence […]

In-demand chart: Germany (July 3-9, 2017)

Germany’s latest demand chart features returning favourites as well as new star players on its lists. A range of returning shows have had impact on the charts, with Game of Thrones (GOT), House of Cards and Orange is the New Black all reaching top spots in Germany this week. Surprisingly, GOT does not feature in the […]

Game of Thrones writer preps new HBO show

Game of Thrones writer George R.R. Martin will act as executive producer for the show Who Fears Death, which is in early development with HBO. The new series has been confirmed by the author of the original novel, Nnedi Okorafor. Who Fears Death is based around a fictionalised post-apocalyptic future version of Sudan, where the light-skinned […]

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