New episodes of Game of Thrones are aired Sunday
That is good news for rabid Game of Thrones lovers in India, since they won’t be an hour or more supporting global audiences as before. But as with anything related to Hotstar, it’s been quietly shown in unassuming teasers. With previous seasons, fresh Thrones episodes could just be accessible on Hotstar once they’d finished airing on HBO, which could be 7:30am IST or later. That issue would have been compounded with all the show’s final year, which will be set to have multiple episodes that will run within one hour.
Gadgets 360 has reached out to Disney subsidiary Star India for comment on why episodes from past Game of Thrones seasons were only available after they’d aired in america and what has changed this year. This bit is going to be updated if we hear backagain. We’d assume it’s something to do with all the specifics of the bargain struck with HBO.