Fans of the series can thank HBO Spain for its blunder. They can see the next episode of their favorite series before its official release.
This is called a blunder. HBO Spain mistakenly broadcast the sixth episode of Game of Thrones’ season 7 on the night of August 15-16, 2017. And of course, the fans of the series have benefited greatly.
Even if the incident lasted only one hour and the chain then removed the episode, it was too late. We can see blooming new images and GIFs on Reddit as well as short videos (attention spoilers) on Twitter to announce an expected return. Others have had fewer scruples and have put the entire episode at the disposal of other Internet users on sites like Mega or The Pirate Bay. This is not the first time the channel has made this kind of blunder. In 2016, it was in Norway that an episode of the series had been broadcast 24 hours in advance. And by 2015, four episodes of Season 5 had leaked. They came from a priori copies sent to media critics. Finally, two weeks ago, another episode of season 7 was already on line. HBO immediately conducted the investigation and four men were arrested in India. Recall that Game of Thrones is the most pirated series in the world for four years already and that the chain has embarked on a crusade against the illegal downloading of its series. But this time she can only blame herself.