HBO to simulcast Game of Thrones Season 5 globally

game-of-thronesGame of Thrones fans throughout the world will now be able to watch Season five at the same time.

To soothe viewers worried about spoilers in the time lag between the US broadcast and elsewhere, HBO has announced it will simulcast Season five in 170 countries.

In the UK, Game of Thrones fans will be able to watch the new series on April 13th on Sky Atlantic at 1am and then again that evening at 9pm.

“We are thrilled to see our international partners jumping on board to bring Game of Thrones, one of the most universally-loved television shows in the world, to global audiences at the same time it airs on HBO in the US,” commented Michael Lombard, HBO president of programming.

In previous seasons, episodes were time shifted for other territories, with delays of often weeks or months.

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