‘Game Of Thrones’ Breaks Another Record

Sky's seasons 1-4 box sets of the series achieved 23 million downloads on Sky in the last year.

‘Game Of Thrones’ has snagged itself another record and this time its about legal downloads.

The HBO series, which has long been the most downloaded series on torrent sites is now the most viewed series via Sky’s boxset service, which is available to all customers of Sky Television.

Sky’s seasons 1-4 box setsĀ  of the series achieved 23 million downloads on Sky in the last year.

Sky released the figures in its annual report, which was released yesterday. The report also revealed the the subscriber television service had passed 12 million customers in the UK and Ireland for the first time.

“In a little over two years, we’ve established clear market leadership and created an entirely new service to add more value for customers,” the broadcaster said.

“Sky Box Sets has generated more than 600 million views since launch, while viewing in 2015 was equivalent to our fourth most popular Sky channel.”

The season five finale of the fantasy series was the most watched entertainment program of all time with an impressive total audience of 3.1 million on all platforms including simulcasts, Sky+ and on-demand viewings for the week after the initial broadcast.

Season five of ‘Game of Thrones’ launched on Sky Atlantic in the UK on April 13 of this year, less than 24 hours after its US broadcast.

In 2016, Sky aims to introduce its “box sets” to its Sky Store Buy & Keep range.

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