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Episode 6 of Game of Thrones Season 7 was accidentally posted for a brief time: HBO

The sixth episode of Games of Thrones' seventh season was leaked in Spain and Nordic countries. The episode was available to subscribers in these areas early Tuesday for about an hour before being removed. HBO said the incident wasn't connected to the recent cyber issue with HBO US.

By: AP | Madrid |
Updated: August 17, 2017 9:20:42 am
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HBO said on Wednesday that due to an error the sixth episode of Games of Thrones’ seventh season was shown a week ahead of schedule in Spain and Nordic countries.The episode was available to subscribers in these areas early Tuesday for about an hour before being removed. The 71-minute episode is due to be officially available Aug. 21.

News of the incident was immediately reported on social media and copies of the episode were reportedly available online later. HBO Europe said in a note it had “learned that the upcoming episode of Game of Thrones was accidentally posted for a brief time on the HBO Nordic and HBO Espana platforms. The error appears to have originated with a third party vendor and the episode was removed as soon as it was recognized,” it added. It said the incident wasn’t connected to the recent cyber issue with HBO US.

HBO has been the victim of hacking in recent weeks in the U.S. In India, episode four of Game of Thrones was recently leaked, leading to the arrest of four suspects. The release sparked some criticism on social networks by people annoyed by the spoiler. Others welcomed it.

Also read| Police arrest four techies for Game of Thrones episode 4 leak

Reportedly, this season, the show has smashed its own ratings records. “Eastwatch,” the fifth episode of season seven, had an audience of 10.7 million viewers, surpassing the previous week’s record of 10.2 million viewers.

Episodes of other programs such as Insecure, Ballers and Curb Your Enthusiasm were also posted online.

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