Game of Thrones season 3 coming to blinkbox on 15th July
Tesco streaming service will be first digital retailer offering acclaimed HBO series
June 11 2013: HBO has today confirmed that blinkbox will be the first digital retailer to offer the third season of Game of Thrones following its hugely successful run on Sky Atlantic.
Fans of the Emmy® and Golden Globe® winning show will be able to buy the latest instalment months ahead of its DVD and Blu-ray release, either as individual episodes or an entire season.
Hype around the series has reached fever pitch following the controversial 'red wedding' episode last week and last night's gripping finale.
blinkbox was the first digital retailer in the UK to offer seasons one and two of the epic drama, an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin's series of fantasy novels.
Already known as the place to enjoy the latest releases without subscription, blinkbox offers a broad range of premium HBO series including all five seasons of smash hit supernatural drama True Blood as well as the critically acclaimed blockbuster mini-series Band of Brothers and The Pacific. Fans of HBO's first-class content can also buy hit shows including Girls, Boardwalk Empire and other familiar favourites The Wire and The Sopranos.
blinkbox CEO Michael Comish added: "Game of Thrones is the TV show of the moment and we expect demand for the third series to be high. Whether you have heard about the series recently thanks to the buzz around season 3 or have enjoyed the first two episodes but don't have a Sky subscription, blinkbox is the place to enjoy this gripping series."
Colin Smith, Director, International Digital Distribution for HBO said: "We are thrilled to offer Game of Thrones season 3 via blinkbox for those in the UK who haven't had the opportunity to see it."