The start of the eighth season "Game of Thrones" not only brought record HBO US quotas. The episode was also a real success among the pirates, according to the company of analysis of piracy MUSO. Accordingly, there was only […]
The start of the eighth season "Game of Thrones" not only brought record HBO US quotas. The episode was also a real success among the pirates, according to the company of analysis of piracy MUSO. According to him, there were almost 55 million pirates in the first 24 hours alone. The overwhelming majority, more than three-quarters of them, deposited their faith in illegal flows. talents
Last Sunday, the final season of "Game of Thrones" began in the USA. The first episode "Winterfell" followed a total of 17.4 million legal viewers on HBO and its streaming service – a rewarding record. Not so enthusiastic, the sender must, of course, be that the MUSO data after about three times as many people start the season as the pirates consumed. The analyst company also looked at how these monsters came to the content and where they came from.
He showed that illegal streams accounted for 76.6% of the pirate seers, who are now by far the most important piracy channel. Second, web downloads (12.2%) came in third (10.8%). With 9.5 million illegal seers, India was the leading pirate nation. According to MUSO, this may be due to the fact that the series is relatively difficult to legally access there. Secondly, the pirate nations were China, with 5.2 million illegal seers. This, in turn, may be related to the fact that legally only a censored version is transmitted there.
Third in the rankings of nations came, of course, with four million pirates in the US – that is, the country where legal access to the uncut original should be the easiest. Maybe these cool HBO visionaries are too expensive. "Whatever the reason, piracy numbers in the first 24 hours show that this audience can not or should not be ignored," notes MUSO CEO Andy Chatterley. "It is crucial that rights holders understand that the pirate public is one of their most loyal fans, which is above all a tremendous economic opportunity."