US-to-UK simulcast for Game Of Thrones season 4

News Louisa Mellor 26 Mar 2014 - 06:28

Sky Atlantic will be airing Game Of Thrones season 4 in the UK at exactly the same time as HBO in the US...

Prepare to meet some tired Game Of Thrones fans on Monday mornings...

Sky Atlantic is going one step further than Netflix UK, which gloriously gave us the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad just hours after they'd aired in the US, by broadcasting the new Game Of Thrones episodes at exactly the same time as their US East Coast transmission. That's 2am for you and me.

The season four episodes will also be broadcast at 9pm on Sky Atlantic as usual, but those with the means and caffeine required to watch along with our US chums will now be able to do so.

Sky Atlantic Director Julia Barry made the announcement at last night's swanky UK season four Game Of Thrones premiere, which also confirmed the arrival of a new host for post-episode fan show, Thronecast, in the form of Big Brother's Bit On The Side co-presenter, Jamie East.

Read our spoiler-free review of Game Of Thrones' season four opener, Two Swords, here.

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Will it have adverts, though? I don't normally watch it on Sky Atlantic, but might on this occasion. But only if it doesn't have adverts.

How else do you watch Game of Thrones in the UK legally? Or do you wait a few months and then pay to download the episodes via Googleplay, Blinkbox or Amazon?

Just to correct the article, only the first episode is being simulcast.

I'm not that much of a loser, sorry, GEEK to watch it at 2am! Can wait 'til the next day. It's just TV, people!

Oh I'll record it and watch it at 7pm and skip all the ads..problem solved..pity not every episode isn't being broadcast at the same time as America..oh well, we waited this far.

Of course...good idea!!!!

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