Launch of HBO's Game Of Thrones season 8 triggers global piracy frenzy

Game of Thrones Season 8 Breaks Piracy Record, Thanks To India

Launch of HBO's Game Of Thrones season 8 triggers global piracy frenzy

While the final season of the much-awaited Game of Thrones commenced this week, a lot of fan art and merchandise has made its way to the stores.

In November, a Twitter post on Trump's account featured a tweet warning, "Sanctions are coming", echoing the famous "Winter is coming" line from "Game of Thrones".

South Africa church collapses during Passover: 13 killed, 16 injured
This occurred when a church structure in the Dlangubo area, under the uMhlathuze Municipality, collapsed with congregants inside. Leader of main South African opposition party the Democratic Alliance Mmusi Maimane, has offered his condolences.


Game of Thrones aired its first episode on Sunday night in the U.S. and got record viewership. Entrepreneurs, too, are cashing in on the Game of Thrones fever with many spaces offering GoT-inspired food. The cast of Game of Thrones came together to conceptualize a hotline for all your Game of Thrones-related questions, run by the cast themselves. By comparison, the show attracted 17.4 million viewers via legal means.

One picture shows Jaime Lannister coming face to face with Daenerys Targaryen, sure to be an uncomfortable encounter after having killed her father Aerys Targaryen, the Mad King, years before.

Pelosi Rejects Socialism: ‘That Is Not the View of the Democratic Party’
When Stahl replied that the "progressive group" includes more than five members, Pelosi countered that she herself is a progressive.


The president posted - and promptly pinned - a "Game of Thrones" meme, featuring a photo of himself looking out onto the horizon, surrounded by dramatic mist.

Other returning cast members including Liam Cunningham (Davos), Sophie Turner (Sansa), Maisie Williams (Arya), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne).

Keller, Anderson Suspended for Roles in White Sox-Royals Altercation
At one point, it looked like managers Ned Yost and Rick Renteria were about to go at it. So the next time Anderson came to the plate, Keller put the first pitch in his hip.


In spite of this, HBO continues to break its own ratings record via Game of Thrones, but that is still quite the jaw-dropping amount of illegal impressions. The episode also leaked hours in advance of the premiere, causing a frenzy on torrent and streaming sites across the world. "It's imperative that rights holders understand that piracy audiences are some of their most dedicated fans, which, above all else, presents a vast commercial opportunity".

Latest News