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HBO will not be giving Game of Thrones Season 7 episodes to critics before public release

HBO will not be giving Game of Thrones Season 7 episodes to critics before public release

Game of Thrones Season 7 is a month away now, and anticipation is at an all time high. Season 7 is set to be the best one yet, and as far as Game of Thrones goes, ever next season always beats the last one, so we are sure it will, this time, too. Now, as you all must be aware, Game of Thrones is the most pirated show on the planet, and that is no surprise, considering how famous it is.

If you recall, back when Season 5 was supposed to premiere, the first four episodes leaked before the series officially aired on TV. Ever since then, HBO has tightened the security around the show, and always makes sure that the show doesn’t see another leak like that, ever again. In a new move to combat piracy, and especially before the series officially airs, HBO will not be giving Season 7 episodes to critics before the season officially premieres. Read on!

As with most other news around Game of Thrones Season 7, this one comes from Entertainment Weekly, as well. A new report by EW says that HBO has decided to not provide a preview to the critics before the official premiere. This is usually a sort of an unofficial protocol followed by television networks, of giving screeners of episodes to the TV critics before they officially premiere them. However, HBO’s move is the first of its kind, albeit made with a good intention. Not only do networks give episodes for previews, they also have private online screenings, around a week before the official air date of an episode, which was also a source of an episode leak, from Season 6, last year.

However, we doubt HBO is shutting off previews completely. As you know, HBO does hold a red carpet event for season premieres, and we will probably get to see one happen this year as well. So if you are waiting for a review of Season 7, we think you will get one of the premiere, at the very least, before it officially begins airing on our TVs.

What do you think about this move? How do you feel about the fact that the chances of an episode leak this year are considerably lower? Tell us in the comments, down below!


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Palash Volvoikar 21. Goan. Full-time Geek. Failing in college while you fail in life. Staff writer at Wiki of Thrones.

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