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Game of Thrones set to hit Chinese audience

Game of Thrones set to hit Chinese audience

BEIJING: HBO signs a deal with Tencent. ” The partnership with Game of Thrones” and “True Detective” could allow it to take help of Tencent’s massive online user base and make an official distribution channel in a market where pirated videos are out of control.
Tencent, online games and social networks have many users in China, the deal with HBO is part of its effort to move further on of rivals in online entertainment, for China’s technology firms.
The Chinese company’s video site, Tencent Video under the deal, becomes the exclusive online platform for HBO shows in China. Tencent Video, a major video site available on PCs, tablets and smartphones.
HBO programs, especially “Game of Thrones,” is already big in China, even though there are currently no authorized online distribution channels for HBO in China.
over 100,000 people has been reviewed first season of “Game of Thrones”. The current season has received one of the highest scores on Douban.com.
HBO’s president of programming sales Charles Schreger said that”This company with Tencent Video ensures that Chinese fans will now be able to enjoy our dramas at the high level of quality.