HBO Streaming Service Crashes During ‘Games of Thrones’ Premiere

Winter is coming. Unfortunately for users of HBO GO, it was preceded by downtime. The streaming service crashed just after 9 p.m. last night, just as millions of users were tuning in for the eagerly-awaited premiere of season 4 of “Game of Thrones,” the premium cable service’s flagship series.

“HBO GO did experience issues due to overwhelming demand around the premiere of Game of Thrones,” the company said in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter. “The service has returned to several platforms and we are working hard towards full recovery, which we expect soon.”

The HBO GO team used its Twitter feed to alert users to alternate methods of viewing the premiere, using Game of Thrones puns that were likely lost on irritated viewers.


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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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