The fourth series of Game of Thrones premiered on HBO last night in the US (will be available to watch in the UK on Sky Atlantic later tonight), during which time the internet side of the service, HBO Go seen a few too many users than it could handle, quickly breaking down half way through the first episode’s première live stream.
This is obviously something that a lot of users felt disappointed about, given the fact HBO Go requires between a $15 and $20 subscription on a monthly basis, you can see why, and one that seems to be reoccurring, as the same problem happened just last month during the final episode of True Detective.
However the CEO of HBO, Richard Pepler does have an explanation, stating: ”What we’re in the business of is building addicts, building video addicts and the way we do that is exposing our product and our shows and our brand to more and more people.”
Something which also came out in a statement from an official HBO spokesperson, who said: ”HBO Go did experience issues due to overwhelming demand around the première of Game of Thrones. The service has returned to several platforms and we are working hard towards full recovery, which we expect soon.”
So will the service hold for the rest of the season? I certainly hope so, otherwise we might see a few battles on our hands.
Via: Tech Crunch