MG Seigler reports that Season 2 of the HBO show Game of Thrones is on track to become the most pirated show of 2012.
Now I don’t know how much HBO costs exactly (I’m in the UK), but I know you need to have a basic cable subscription in addition to an HBO plan. There is quite literally no other option to watch the show legally for the first few months after linear transmission.
How long will HBO allow this situation to continue before they partner with Google/Hulu/Anyone to release episodes online days after first playout? As long as their carriage negotiations with Comcast, Time Warner et al continue to bring in the billions.