Singapore – Starting with the new season of Game Of Thrones, viewers in Asia can watch HBO and CINEMAX Originals1 the same time as viewers in the U.S. On April 13, subscribers in Asia can catch the worldwide premiere of three new seasons of HBO Original series – Game Of Thrones, Silicon Valley and Veep as they debut back-to-back and simultaneously as the U.S. from 9am (8am Thai.Jkt) with primetime encores from 9pm (8pm Thai.Jkt) the same day on HBO / HBO HD.
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister and Ian Beattie as Meryn Trant – photo Macall B. Polay/HBO
“The wait is over. Subscribers in Asia will now have the choice to watch their favourite HBO and CINEMAX Originals1 the same time as the U.S. or during the primetime telecast that same evening. Or if they prefer, via broadband streaming anytime, anywhere on HBO GO2 or our on-demand service, HBO ON DEMAND2,” said Jonathan Spink, CEO, HBO Asia. “The simultaneous airing of new seasons and brand-new Original programs as the U.S. will help with our continued fight against piracy and end the angst of reading about show spoilers on social media.”
HBO Original programmes1 that will premiere the same time as the U.S. on HBO / HBO HD include the new seasons of the Emmy®-winning True Detective, with Vince Vaughn, Colin Farrell and Rachel McAdams; The Leftovers, starring Justin Theroux and Liv Tyler; and Getting On, the offbeat comedy that follows the dysfunctional staffers at a female-geriatric ward; as well as highly-anticipated upcoming new HBO Original programmes like Westworld, a drama series starring Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris and Evan Rachel Wood; The Brink, the dark comedy series starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins; and HBO Films’ Bessie, starring Queen Latifah.