SPOILER ALERT ! The first four episodes of the long-awaited Season 5 of Game Of Thrones just leaked on piracy networks late Saturday, one day before the scheduled HBO premiere of the show. Don’t worry, we’re not going to reveal some capital information on here !
As GoT seasons consist of just 10 episodes, this is nearly half of the season that just spread online before the first episode even aired. Last year, the fantasy series already received the « award » of the most-pirated TV show and, while some studies showed that piracy could have a sad effect on revenue, it sure can be a good promotional tool. According to Jeff Bewked (Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes), piracy of “Game of Thrones” was “better than an Emmy” as far as generating buzz.
Now, are you ready for the Game Of Thrones marathon ?