Friday 9 January 2015

Game of Thrones Season 5 premieres April 12th

HBO has announced Game of Thrones Season 5 premieres 9PM Sunday, April 12th.

Last year UK broadcaster Sky simulcast the US premiere on Sky Atlantic and its streaming service NOW TV. NOW TV, like HBO Go, broke due to unprecedented demand. Sky quickly compensated affected users (myself included) and delayed a planned price rise.

Sky has confirmed it'll be airing the new season the day after the US premiere on Sky Atlantic.

I'll be self-imposing a social media blackout, until I've watched new episodes, following epic spoilers, posted by overzealous fans of the series, during season 4. This isn't unique to Game of Thrones. Many popular drama series, including Doctor Who and The Walking Dead, are subject to intense social media scrutiny.

What are you looking forward to most in Game of Thrones? Let me know in the comments below.

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