AT&T accidentally streamed ‘Game of Thrones’ hours before it was supposed to on Sunday

AT&T accidentally streamed the highly-anticipated season 8 opener of « Game of Thrones » four hours early for some customers on Sunday evening.

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Most people needed to wait until 9 p.m. local time to watch episode one. However, news website Insider spotted people on Twitter who were able to watch it beginning right around 5 p.m. Eastern on Sunday. While it’s a relatively minor flop, it’s an indication again that streaming services are still struggling with reliability.

AT&T owns HBO through its acquisition of Time Warner, which was completed last year after a year-long merger process. The Department of Justice attempted to stop the merger after it went through, but its case fell apart in February.

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« Apparently our system was as excited as we were for Game of Thrones last night and gave a few DIRECTV Now customers early access to the episode by mistake, » AT&T told CNBC. « When we became aware of the error, we immediately fixed it. »

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Source: CNBC

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