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New 'Game of Thrones' episodes will air worldwide simultaneously

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It looks like HBO has caught wind of those "most pirated show in the world" stats Game of Thrones keeps racking up, and it's making a change. Besides launching HBO Now streaming that anyone in the US with internet (and an Apple device) can sign up for, its distribution is changing up worldwide. This season, every new episode of Game of Thrones will be simulcast with the US premiere in 170 countries -- check after the break for a list, and the new season five trailer that debuted during yesterday's Apple event.

One of the reasons international viewers have cited for pirating the show is there's often a delay before it's available where they are, and especially with social media it's nearly impossible to avoid spoilers or checking out a downloadable copy that's already online. HBO's press release (PDF) didn't mention TorrentFreak's list, but it did refer to the series as the most searched TV show on Google and #1 most talked about show in the US.

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Among those participating are the HBO branded networks: HBO Asia, HBO Canada, HBO Europe, HBO Latin America, HBO Netherlands and HBO Nordic.

Also included are international "Home of HBO" services including: Africa/M-Net, Australia/Foxtel, Belgium(Flemish)/Telenet, France/Orange, Iceland/365 Media, Israel/DBS, Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia and SKY New Zealand. HBO licensing partners in the simulcast include: Belgium(French)/Betv, Greece/Intervision, Russia/Amedia and Spain/DTS.

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