Game of Thrones preps global launch

It seems no viewers will be left behind when Game of Thrones returns for its fifth season.

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

US premium cable channel HBO has revealed that the hit fantasy drama will debut simultaneously in more than 170 countries around the world on Sunday, April 12.

The entire fifth season will air at the same time on HBO-branded networks and partners worldwide through its ten-week run.

They include HBO Asia, HBO Canada, HBO Europe, HBO Latin America, HBO Netherlands, and HBO Nordic.

Also included are M-Net in Africa, Australia’s Foxtel, Telenet in Belgium, Orange in France, Iceland’s 365 Media, DBS in Israel, Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia, and Sky New Zealand, Betv in Belgium, Intervision in Greece, Amedia in Russia, and DTS in Spain.

Game of Thrones is based on George RR Martin’s fantasy series A Song Of Ice and Fire, where political and sexual intrigue abound as seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros.

Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones