HBO & CINEMAX ORIGINALS IN ASIA TO PREMIERE SAME TIME AS U.S. STARTING WITH “GAME OF THRONES S5”

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Starting with the new season of Game of Thrones, viewers in Asia can watch HBO and Cinemax Originals the same time as viewers in the U.S. On April 13, 2015, 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 9:00 am with primetime encores from 9:00 pm the same day on HBO / HBO HD.









“The wait is over. Subscribers in Asia will now have the choice to watch their favourite HBO and Cinemax Originals 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 Go or our on-demand service, HBO On Demand,” 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 programmes 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.









Watch the worldwide premiere of the new seasons of Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and Veep with local language subtitles when they debut back-to-back on Monday, April 13, 2015 from 9:00 am with primetime encore from 9:00 pm the same day on HBO / HBO HD. New episodes premiere weekly at the same time. Also available on HBO Go less than 12-hours after the worldwide premiere in the Philippines.

Use the hashtag #HBOAsiaGOTS5.

For more on the series, visit www.hboasia.com.

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