Foxtel Apologises To Angry GoT Fans For Streaming Fail Of New Season Premiere

Foxtel Apologises To Angry GoT Fans For Streaming Fail Of New Season Premiere

Foxtel has been forced to issue an apology after its online streaming services crashed just as users were gearing up to watch the premiere of the latest Game of Thrones (GoT) season.

Huntley Mitchell
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A statement issued by Foxtel said the global premiere of GoT’s highly-anticipated seventh season caused technical glitches around the world, with online sites crashing in the US, Latin America and Australia.

The show’s producer and US broadcaster, HBO, reported its technical systems could not cope, and in Australia, the surge of demand for Foxtel’s recently-launched online product, Foxtel Now, also experienced customer meltdown.

Here are some of the reactions from Foxtel subscribers when they discovered that watching GoT was no longer going to be part of their Monday night plans.

Foxtel spokesman Bruce Meagher said the company was “devastated” that some customers experienced technical issues during the GoT season seven premiere.

“As was the case in the US and Latin America, the unprecedented rush for a subscription just prior to the telecast crashed the system,” he said.

“It’s most unfortunate and we apologise to those affected.

“We assure anyone impacted that they will be able to watch the first episode of season seven either on demand or via one of our encore screenings throughout the week.”