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Originally Posted by Foolsmasher View Post

HBO can have it any way they want it. I wouldn't doubt it if their subscription model with the pirating is still more profitable than the a la carte method.

In fact, it probably is.

Probably why they haven't changed. I'm sure Amazon and Netflix would airdrop pallets of money on HBO's HQ if they even thought of offering their shows to stream through them.
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I'm debating whether or not to just get all the seasons and watch it, people seem interested. tongue.gif
post #23 of 237

And yet it pulled in 4.4 million viewers, the most for a single episode the entire series.

 

While something like The Big Bang Theory gets almost double the viewers every week, it's also on basic cable and free channels. However, look at Homeland. Not even 2 million viewers/episode.

 

If you think GoT is being harmed, you have no clue what you're talking about. A million downloaders? That's nothing. You have to realize not all of them are American. A lot of people simply cannot afford HBO and probably never will. I'll overestimate that maybe 5-10% of downloaders can actually afford HBO.Think about how many people talk about this that wouldn't?

 

"Did you watch GoT last night? It was baddass"

 

"What's GoT?"

 

"Blah blah, you need to watch it! Seriously!"

 

"Erm, I'll see"

 

I've had this happen more than five times with people I know and I have yet for anyone to say, "Eh, I tried it, but I didn't really like it." They all get hooked instantly. Companies pay millions to get their stuff moving via word of mouth, yet when they are given more than they could ever hope for they cry for your head.

 

The actual creators are not mad. Of course HBO execs will be, they don't care about realistic numbers/situations. They just want as much money as possible, regardless of anything sensical.


Edited by pLuhhmm - 4/2/13 at 6:37pm
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The article mentioned a producer talking about streaming the show for 99 cents per episode for those that do not have HBO. I would gladly do that.

If you read the comments on that page, you will see someone mentioning that he and several others subscribed to HBO for this show only and will then cancel their subscriptions the day the season ends. It seems Game of Thrones has, as the article states, "eclipsed" everything else on their channel.

Is this 99 Cents thing official or.....?
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There's a record?

HBO--and all other content providers-- if you really want to get rid of piracy, try offering your product in a way that modern consumers will actually purchase it.

Sell me Game of Thrones episodes for $5 a piece online. I said SELL, not RENT. I would purchase every single one from you. I'm not buying some stupid BD or DVD collection -- for hundreds of dollars -- a year after the season is over. That business model is outdated and unrealistic. I'm also not subscribing to your ridiculously overpriced channel just for one series.

This is not to say that I pirated or will pirate anything. But somebody in charge of these networks needs to remove their heads from their backyards and figure out what their market WANTS.

This.

I'm glad I realized that buying a DVD for $20 that I will watch maybe once or twice in my life was a waste of money. Redbox/streaming is a much better set up in my opinion.
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I'm still surprised the producers don't seem to be upset about it.

Doubt there upset... It's on HBO, people aren't going to run out and get HBO just for a show.
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post #27 of 237
Not everyone has the money for HBO. But just about everyone has a few hours to leave their computer on downloading the most recent episode even on a 25$ a month connection.
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Is this 99 Cents thing official or.....?

Certainly not lol, the producer just threw it out as an idea...
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I have yet for anyone to say, "Eh, I tried it, but I didn't really like it." They all get hooked instantly. Companies pay millions to get their stuff moving via word of mouth, yet when they are given more than they could ever hope for they cry for your head.

That's because theres nudity in every other scene tongue.gif

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I understand and agree that copying and sharing retail DVD/BD products is and should be illegal, however if you can LEGALLY record a publicly aired TV show and watch it later, I don't see how it can be perceived ILLEGAL to download a TV show, that has already been aired on public tv around the world, so you can watch it at a time that is convenient.
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post #30 of 237
Not surprised it's a really well put together show based off a really excellent series of books. And they are depicting the best book of the series.

I can't wait to see all the melt downs at the end of this season. If anything has a shot at breaking the internet this 'event' will be it. wink.gif
    
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