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Would still be far less than 50 euros even with including basic cable. No idea why you would be including basic cable in that price. I've known 1 person in my life who didn't have at least basic cable.

According to what I've found, at least where I live through Comcast, you can't get it on basic cable. You have to end up paying $80+/month. 50 euros = $64 USD according to google tongue.gif.
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The solution? Let eveyone world wide sub to HBO online but the owners are too blatantly stupid to see the cash pool waiting for them if they do that. Result = mass piracy
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Face time is face time the way I see it. That's 170,000 free viewers.
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Wow. Amazing, if only they actually watched it to give the Producers the support.

The producers actually said that they do not mind the online piracy of the show, they manned up and said that its the social buzz that really drives the show to its massive success.

In fact the numbers are in favor of HBO, since they do not rely on advertising for their money.
Since they are a subscription based service they have a very clear picture of who is subscribed to them, how much they make, and how much they can budget for their programming.

I am personally an anti-broadcast preacher. I believe that broadcast TV for anything other than Sports and News is an antiquated distribution system. Piracy of the show has actually brought HBO customers that normally wouldn't subscribe to it, and it mainly has been those who are GoT addicts.

How if only there was a way to put more money DIRECTLY into the producers pockets so that the budget of the show could be increased, then we talking.
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It's like free advertisement for them at this point. The hype is huge. Still, if HBO had a subscription service without cable subscription it would make lots of $$. Good thing I still got like 4 months free HBO with my cable.
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As some other posters said. If the publishers offered a $1 download option per episode for a lossless 1080p rip, I would be more than happy to give them my money. I don't have HBO and will never pay for 720p non DTS/DDII content.
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Meanwhile the dinosaur execs who were around when actual dragons existed continue to ask, "What's the internet?"
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I don't think piracy has as many downsides as these companies admit. It's also a clear sign that you're delivery of the said goods isn't up to par, in this case, the show being aired only on HBO.
post #69 of 237
I'm going to buy the dvds at some point for sure. This series is so endlessly awesome. The reason I won't pirate this is simple, I respect them too much. HBO is awesome (most of the time anyway).
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Guys,please refrain from admitting that you are or have pirated the show. Don't support piracy either.

Just giving out a fair warning to everyone.

I agree with the ToS and admitting to it on this forum isn't allowed, but supporting or not supporting piracy is a private matter. Everyone should be free to have a stance about something, whether they should be able to post it on OCN is indeed something OCN can control, they can not control thoughts, opinions or values. Although you could have meant that in the first place and I just misinterpreted it tongue.gif
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So what's the point of this article? Tick off the publishers even more?

Your missing the big point.
Pirate numbers have REPLACED viewer ratings.
More pirates? Must be better is the formula now.

And the producer has already been paid. What does he want? To be rebooked for another season. How can do he do that? Show high numbers, EVEN if it's pirated. Some of those may join HBO. Therefore more revenue. They know they can't stop the pirating, so they're using it to their advantage.
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