Game of Thrones


Amazon Prime hikes US price by 18% as it ups content spend

Amazon announced Friday that it will increase the price for Prime memberships in the US by 18%, as the company eyes programming with wider reach and an increase in content spend. As first reported by Recode, Amazon will increase the price for US Prime members from US$10.99 to US$12.99. Its annual membership of US$99 will […]

Game of Thrones won’t return until 2019 – official

Game of Thrones’ final winter is coming – but not until 2019. An announcement from US premium cable channel HBO has confirmed long suspected rumours that the show would not return in 2018. The eighth season of the fantasy epic, which follows a number of great houses warring for control of the Iron Throne on […]

Netflix boards Syfy original from Game of Thrones creator

Game of Thrones writer and producer George R.R. Martin has landed a series on Netflix. The streaming service has acquired non-US rights to the upcoming Nightflyers, to which NBCUniversal-owned Syfy has given the greenlight. The series is based on Martin’s novella and 1987 feature film of the same name, with Jeff Buhler (Jacob’s Ladder) writing […]

Game of Thrones remains most-pirated TV show – TorrentFreak

HBO’s Game of Thrones has retained its unwanted crown as the world’s most pirated TV show, according to file sharing blog TorrentFreak. The epic drama has held the position for the past six years, and once again eclipsed AMC’s The Walking Dead as the most downloaded TV programme on fie sharing service BitTorrent. Adult Swim […]

In-demand in 2017: Game of Thrones reigns supreme

HBO’s Game of Thrones (GOT) reigned supreme as the most in-demand show across of 2017, Parrot Analytics data shows. The stats, which look at expressions of demand for shows across the UK, Germany, France, Italy and the US, reveals that GOT was the most in-demand overall show in all the territories bar the US. GOT […]

In-demand chart: Hungary (December 3-9, 2017)

Stranger Things continues to dominate in Europe, coming up top in Hungary for both of the territory’s latest digital and overall lists, which TBI and Parrot publish twice a month. Eleven’s comeback in October has left an impression, as demand continues toward the end of the year. Stranger Things came up in first place for […]

Pay TV and OTT: when two tribes go to watch

Pay TV operators can defend their revenues and continue to grow, but they need to tap into the growing demand for SVOD and cater to the tastes of ‘content connoisseurs’ – one of five ‘TV tribes’ that marketers must now address – according to research by Ampere Analysis for TV technology outfit Nagra. Despite growth […]

Walking Dead ‘could last 50 years’ – AMC chief

The Walking Dead could be around for 50 years if AMC chief executive Josh Sapan gets his way. The exec told analysts on an earnings call that the series, which remains the biggest scripted series by ratings on TV despite a poor season eight opener by its own standards, had the “franchise” potential to run […]

HBO bags BBC’s Kit Harrington miniseries

US premium cabler HBO has acquired exclusive US rights to Gunpowder, the BBC’s three-part Kit Harrington thriller drama. The show, based on 17th century events that saw Guy Fawkes attempt to blow up the British parliament, will debut on HBO in December. Gunpowder, from Thriker Films and Endemol Shine UK’s Kudos, launched in the UK […]

In-demand chart: Netherlands (October 23-29, 2017)

Our latest chart throws up a surprise, considering the amount of marketing, social media posts and office chatter around Stranger Things: the Netherlands still prefers Game of Thrones. The HBO fantasy epic pipped its rival to top overall spot last week, with its 3.1 million average demand expressions just out-scoring the 3.03 million Stranger Things […]

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