Apr 202015

Game of Thrones fans who downloaded the season five episodes that leaked onto torrent sites early are receiving warning letters on behalf of HBO.

According to reports, HBO is tracking down the people who watched those leaked “Game of Thrones” episodes. Though no serious legal action is being taken at the moment, the company is said to have sent “thousands of warnings” to those with Internet connections that shared the shows.
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Jan 302014

BSkyB has signed a five-year deal for the exclusive rights to the entire HBO TV catalogue, which includes top American shows such as Girls and Game of Thrones, in a move that heads off a threat from arch-rival BT to enter the entertainment and film market.

BSkyB has struck early to extend its existing agreement out to 2020 in a deal worth as much as £275m over five years.

Sky TV satellite TV company has moved quickly to secure a wide-ranging two-pronged deal with HBO. HBO revolutionised the TV market by investing in big budget dramas such as The Wire and The Sopranos.

BSkyB airs the HBO catalogue on its heavily-promoted Sky Atlantic channel.

In addition BSkyB has also reached an exclusive agreement to co-fund and co-produce top-end dramas, of the scale of the multi-million pound per episode Game of Thrones, that could run to tens of millions of pounds investment in new shows per year.