‘Game of Thrones’ premiere crashes HBO Go

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Cast member Peter Dinklage arrives at the premiere for the third season of the HBO television series “Game of Thrones” at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, March 18, 2013 in Los Angeles.AP

It’s happening again. After viewer demand for the “True Detective” finale overwhelmed HBO’s streaming service last month, HBO Go customers took to the Web again Sunday night to complain that they couldn’t access the fourth season premiere of “Game of Thrones.”

Like it did with the “True Detective” finale, HBO Go’s Twitter account acknowledged the technical problems. “Looks like there’s trouble in the realm. Apologies for the inconvenience. We’ll be providing updates, so please stay tuned. #GameofThrones,” it tweeted. That was followed by, “Having trouble accessing @HBO GO? Send a raven. @GameOfThrones will be available soon on HBO On Demand with some cable providers.”

Following the “True Detective” crash, Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes’ addressed the issue at Deutsche Bank’s Media, Internet and Telecom Conference and vowed to improve the service.

“We’re investing in HBO Go,” he said. “That’s good news for those of you that tried to watch ‘True Detective’ last week… we want to make HBO Go stronger.”


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