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Bubbles, when we want your opinion we'll give it to you.
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Not everyone has cable and can get HBO. I think their philosophy is if people really like the show they will pay for it if they really enjoy it. People who don't want to pay for it never will, they are never going to be able to force them to.

I downloaded the show for the first two seasons. I also bought the two seasons on DVD when they came out. Finally this year got HBO for the third season.
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Bubbles, when we want your opinion we'll give it to you.
I ****in dare ya! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=dXDfbREnGyk#t=305s
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Wow. Amazing, if only they actually watched it to give the Producers the support.

if i could pay HBO and watch it streaming in HD online without paying for HBO on cable or satellite, i would in a heartbeat. HBO is retarded, there are tons of people who would love to give them their money but HBO doesn't want it.
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Certainly not lol, the producer just threw it out as an idea...

They need to make it a reality, they can make a lot of bank from it and I will be the first to sign up.
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They need to make it a reality, they can make a lot of bank from it and I will be the first to sign up.

I think they would lose money doing that... which is why they haven't.
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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.
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I think they would lose money doing that... which is why they haven't.

They kinda of are loosing money either way. I mean this thread talks about one of them. HBO, why do you do this?
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They kinda of are loosing money either way. I mean this thread talks about one of them. HBO, why do you do this?

All that matters is overall profits. If it's more profitable for them to stay with just cable networks, then they should do that. It doesn't matter if less people would pirate if that means less money overall somehow.

That being said, Amazon or netflix would sell HBO at a huge loss to them as a means of drawing customers. Amazon would happily charge you $2/ episode and give HBO $4.
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I believe most of them are from europe.

For example here on greece you need to pay like 50 euro per month to watch the premium channels.
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