In what has become an unpleasant tradition for HBO, another season of the hit fantasy series “Game of Thrones” got off to a bumpy start on the network’s digital platforms.
“Twitter saw elevated levels of grousing from fans all over the globe, who logged on to the HBO website Sunday night only to find it had been knocked offline, but resurrected later in the evening,” Variety reports. “There were also complaints about HBO’s streaming service, HBO Go, though those emanated primarily from the Latin American region that isn’t operated by the U.S. operation.”
The report cites a rep for HBO who confirmed problems in the Latin American region but said no significant issues were encountered by HBO’s domestic streaming services.
“The presumed surge in demand for HBO’s reigning hit series has led to similar problems in recent years,” Variety notes. “The company then publicly pinned blame on ‘excessive volume’ drummed up by the big premiere.”