Game of Thrones

I think from this we can assume that Jon Snow will feature in Game of Thrones in 2016. The question that remains is whether or not he’ll be alive or a white walker.

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For the love of all things beautiful, is there any chance, ever, that Sky will get it right?

Sky begs customers to stay with themThis just in from Sky after their monumental screw up:

The first episode of Game of Thrones season five will screen on SoHo at 3.35pm this afternoon.

Technical difficulties experienced by HBO’s secure supplier delayed today’s 1pm simulcast screening. Our suppliers are working strenuously to find the cause and ensure this does not happen next week.

This afternoon’s delay does not affect the 8.30pm screenings this evening on SoHo or NEON.

Before Netflix launched here last month there were an estimated 30,000 people accessing the US streaming service from New Zealand. To do so, customers were making the most of the Global Mode services offered by various ISP’s or they were simply doing what an increasing number of internet users are doing to maintain their online privacy, and using a VPN.

Last week, HBO launched their own streaming service in the US which enabled viewers wanting access to their premium content the ability to do so without having to bundle the channel as part of their cable package. The US$15 per month subscription service HBO Now has arrived just in time for the fifth season of Game of Thrones.

Over the weekend I thought I’d see if the same methods that allowed kiwis to circumvent the geo-restrictions and access Netflix would work on HBO Now so I bought an Apple TV, which is the exclusive provider of the service for the time being, and set about to see if it would work.

As HBO Now is limited to American audiences, you will need to sign into your Apple TV with a US iTunes account. Once you are, the HBO Now apple is clearly visible.

HBONow on Apple TV Continue reading »


In anticipation of the launch of the fifth season of the cult HBO® TV series Game of Thrones®, SoHo, SKY’s premium entertainment channel, is offering Kiwis the chance to pledge their allegiance to the Iron Throne of Westeros.

Game of Thrones fans can now scorn scones and corgis and make their voices heard by signing a petition in favour of a Westeros Kingdom reign over the current Windsor castle rule. Kiwis can pledge their allegiance at changethethrone.co.nz or in person at the movement ‘hub’ in Aotea Square, Auckland. If enough names are pledged to the Iron Throne, the fans’ calls will be demanded to be heard. Continue reading »

From Late Night With Seth Meyers: