HBO is attempting to put a stop to the pirating of Game of Thrones by not sending out press screeners for the upcoming season. Programming president Michael Lombardo told Entertainment Weekly that advanced episodes will not be available online or on DVD and explained, “There will be no copies for review. It’s painful for Dan and David when leaks happen. When you have press copies, inevitably friends ask, ‘Can I see your copy?’ There are things that happen. We talked about the upsides and downsides. Some of the press are fans who might be disappointed, but they’ll understand.” Game of Thrones has been the most pirated TV show for the last four years.
How are you planning on watching Game of Thrones this year? Do you have HBO? Are you planning on subscribing to HBO NOW and watching it online? Are you going to add HBO to your cable lineup? Or are you going to get it another way?