GoT final season kicks off July 17 AEST.
Oh wait a minute, I’ve never watched it
Foxtel and HBO has confirmed that GAME OF THRONES will return for its seven-episode seventh season MONDAY JULY 17 same time as the U.S. on showcase or stream on Foxtel Play.
Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, this hit Emmy®-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom.
Members of the ensemble cast for the sixth season included Emmy® and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Jonathan Pryce. Season six credits: executive producers, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Carolyn Strauss, Frank Doelger, Bernadette Caulfield; co-executive producers, Guymon Casady, Vince Gerardis, George R.R. Martin.
“Game of Thrones” is welcoming an unlikely guest star in Season 7: Ed Sheeran.
The news was announced Sunday at SXSW by “Game of Thrones” showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss on a panel with Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner.
Game of Thrones Phenomenon Crash Sites Across the Globe!
Tonight’s global premiere of the new season of GAME OF THRONES has caused technical glitches around the world, with online sites crashing in the United States, Latin America and Australia.
The show’s producer and U.S. broadcaster, HBO, reported its technical systems could not cope and in Australia, the surge of demand for Foxtel’s recently launched online product, Foxtel Now, also experienced customer meltdown.
Foxtel spokesman, Bruce Meagher said tonight, “We are devastated that some customers experienced technical issues tonight. As was the case in the U.S. and Latin America, the unprecedented rush for a subscription just prior to the telecast, crashed the system. Foxtel engineers are working through the night to resolve the issue. It’s most unfortunate and we apologise to those affected. We are committed to resolving the technical faults immediately and together with our broadcast partners around the world, we are giving this the same degree of priority. We assure anyone impacted that they will be able to watch the first episode of Season 7 either On Demand or via one of our encore screenings throughout the week. We will continue to communicate with affected customers to ensure they are fully informed,” he said.
“GAME OF THRONES” screens on Foxtel’s showcase channel.
Encores screen today, Tuesday, at Midday, 9.15pm, on Wednesday at 1.20pm, Thursday at 10.10pm, Friday at 11.25am and Saturday at 8.30pm
We can just watch it online.
For once it definitely WASN’T my fault
Game of Thrones Season 7 premiere smashes ratings records for Foxtel
The premiere episode of season 7 of Game of Thrones has smashed records for Foxtel, achieving the highest ratings ever for a series in the history of subscription television in Australia.
Airing exclusively on Foxtel’s showcase channel and streaming on Foxtel Now, the much-anticipated first episode of the worldwide television phenomenon was televised yesterday at 11.00am AEST in a global television simulcast.
The day one Episode 1 audience of 820,000 viewers was an all-time record and an increase of 13 percent on Season 6’s launch in 2016. This figure includes streamed views on Foxtel Now. Episode 1 reached a total of 893,000 unique individuals.
Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television said, “Game of Thrones has again broken records worldwide cementing its place in television history as one of the most watched programming events of all time. The audience of 820,000 who tuned in to Episode 1 is unprecedented for Foxtel and we are ecstatic with the result. I fully expect this number to tilt at 1.5 million by the week’s end once more customers have viewed the episode through our catch up On Demand service and encore screenings which are scheduled on the showcase channel throughout the week.
“As has been reported, HBO in the US, its affiliate in Latin America, and Foxtel all experienced some technical glitches with our respective streaming products and we reiterate our disappointment for those customers impacted by the outage. Foxtel engineers are working to resolve the issue to ensure smooth transmission for the remainder of the series,” he said.
Game of Thrones has received a mind-boggling 100 Emmy Award nominations since 2011, and has won a total of 38 Emmys – the most of any fictional series in history. After winning a record-shattering 12 Emmys in 2015, Game of Thrones matched that same total in 2016, repeating for Best Drama Series, Writing and Directing.
Based on the bestselling book series by George R.R. Martin (a co-EP) and fuelled by storylines that have gone beyond the narratives set forth in those novels, Game of Thrones is set in the fantasy continents of Westeros and Essos, where summer can last years and winter (which is finally arriving) can last even longer. With David Benioff and D.B. Weiss again serving as showrunners, Season 7 was shot in Northern Ireland, Spain and Iceland.
Following each episode on Foxtel’s showcase channel, Game of Thrones will be available to watch from Foxtel’s On Demand library, or streamed On Demand via Foxtel Now or the Foxtel App.
Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres on Mondays at 11.00am at the same time as the US
Encore screenings at 8.30pm Mondays, Tuesdays at Midday and 9.15pm
Wednesdays at 1.20pm, Thursdays at 10.10pm, Fridays at 11.25am and Saturdays at 8.30pm (All times in AEST)
Only on Foxtel’s showcase channel or stream it on Foxtel Now
This is very informative. I’m sure gonna watch it.
Sounds like more, not less cyber security is required, perhaps the laws of mathematics are greater than Australian law.
Good for a laugh, the stolen Game of Throne episode is called ‘The Spoils of War’.
Game of Thrones season 7 finale makes ratings history for Foxtel
The final episode of season 7 of Game of Thrones brought massive audience numbers for Foxtel marking it as the most watched overnight programme in Australian subscription television history.
‘The Dragon and the Wolf’, Game of Thrones season 7, episode 7, achieved a record breaking audience of 887,000 viewers with more viewers to add once the consolidated data becomes available.
The final episode’s overnight figures topped the season’s premiere episode 1 of Game of Thrones, which, at 820,000, was itself a record breaker before being outdone by last night’s broadcast.
The Game of Thrones season 7 audience has been incredibly engaged throughout the season with the show pulling in a cumulative average audience of 1.22 million viewers per episode.
Brian Walsh, Foxtel’s Executive Director of Television said, “Winter may have come to Westeros, but last night’s ratings prove that Game of Thrones on Foxtel is hotter than ever. The incredible success of this worldwide phenomenon is evident not just from its gripping storytelling, unrivalled cinematography and nail-biting action, but from the response of its fans who tuned in to Foxtel in record numbers to watch the outstanding final episode of the season. The overnight performance of the series on Foxtel in Australia has eclipsed many global territories, including the U.K. It’s a phenomenal result for the company,” he said.
Game of Thrones has received an incredible 100 Emmy Award nominations since 2011, and has won a total of 38 Emmys – the most of any fictional series in history. After winning a record-shattering 12 Emmys in 2015, Game of Thrones matched that same total in 2016, repeating for Best Drama Series, Writing and Directing.
With the conclusion of Game of Thrones season 7, Foxtel subscribers with the showcase channel can relive all of the action across the seven kingdoms of Westeros by watching every episode from seasons 1-7 from Foxtel’s On Demand library, or streamed On Demand via Foxtel Now or the Foxtel App.
Foxtel’s must-watch drama also continues with hit new arrivals Ray Donovan season 5 and Top of the Lake: China Girl already airing and The Deuce, A Place to Call Home, Outlander and more taking to the air in the coming weeks.