Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 6 leaked by HBO Spain
It's not the hackers this time
HBO has been having more than its fair share of issues with hackers recently but this latest mishap surrounding Season 7 of Game of Thrones is all of its own makingIt has come to light that Episode 6 of the blockbusting series was accidentally made available online by HBO in Spain four days before it was scheduled to be broadcast by the network on Sunday the 20th in the USA, with SKY TV UK making it available on Monday 21st July.
Footage – and spoilers aplently – have been posted on a thread via Reddit (hunt it for yourselves if you really have to) as it appears that the hour, or so, it was made available to Spanish customers was plenty enough time for it to be downloaded and ripped by the pirating ‘community’.
Reports suggest that the file is in .flv form in Full HD 1080p although it’s understood the quality of the audio is poor.
This isn’t the first time a regional ‘branch’ of HBO has slipped up with its flagship series with an episode of Season 6 accidentally leaked by HBO Nordic and Season 7 Episode 4 similarly made inadvertently available by HBO India.
Despite the issues, the popularity of Game of Thrones has never been bigger so it looks as though all the added publicity is doing HBO no real harm…
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