Since it’s one of, if not the most, popular shows around the world, it’s no surprise that Game of Thrones is also the most pirated show globally. For the most part, a lot of the torrenting is the result of the fact that the show’s airing doesn’t always happen simultaneously with the North American broadcast. However, that won’t be the case for the upcoming fifth season.
From The Verge:
HBO said today that it plans to broadcast the show’s entire fifth season simultaneously across the globe. The simultaneous broadcast will occur through HBO-branded networks — HBO Asia, HBO Canada, HBO Europe, HBO Latin America, HBO Netherlands, and HBO Nordic — as well as partnering carriers in various countries.
In addition, the global simulcast is expected to include the digital platform of HBO Go and newly cemented HBO Now. With any luck, the simulcast will help curb the ramped piracy that exists within the show’s ever-expanding fandom.
Source: The Verge