Game of Thrones Finale Is Most Pirated Of All Time


How do you watch Game of Thrones?

Game of Thrones Season 4 Finale

Earlier this season, TorrentFreak, a piracy-monitoring website, announced that HBO’s most watched show Game of Thrones had finally passed former HBO heavyweight The Sopranos as the most downloaded show, and even became HBO’s most watched show of all time.

Game of Thrones apparently was out for more blood; with roughly 1.5 million downloads only hours after the finale debut, the season 4 finale became the most downloaded episode of a television show of all time. It’s expected to exceed 7.5 million downloads in the coming days, TorrentFreak estimates.

HBO takes piracy on the chin, it seems.In a statement the network said, “There are numerous anti-theft tools we utilize and we have significantly shrunk the international distribution window for original programming to practically correspond with the US premiere. Unfortunately, with popularity comes piracy. Good news is “Game of Thrones” continues to grow significantly and tens of millions are watching the series legally around the world.” Programming President Michael Lombardo said last year that the piracy was a “compliment of sorts”, and most interestingly said, “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.”

So how do you watch Game of Thones? Share your answers with us!

Don’t miss Episode 117 that debuts tomorrow, where we talk all about the Season 4 finale!

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