Game of Thrones Season 8 Will Be Simulcast on Hotstar in India

Game of Thrones Season 8 Will Be Simulcast on Hotstar in India

New episodes of Game of Thrones are aired Sunday 9pm ET on HBO in the US, which translates to a Monday 6:30am IST availability on Hotstar in India. Thrones has not been simulcast in India since season 5, as it aired on Star World at the exact same time as HBO, albeit in a modified version due to Indian tv’s self-censorship ways.

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.