This is BIG news. Buzz is Star India is taking the legal route
with regards to the leak of Game of Thrones Season 7 Episode 4. SpotboyE.com
has EXCLUSIVE information that Star is suing Prime Focus Technologies for the
breach, asking for an obscene sum as damages. According to insiders this figure
could be anywhere between Rs 600 Cr to Rs 800 Cr, with some estimates pointing
to 1000 Cr.
Jon Snow & Ygritte In Game Of Thrones
Prime Focus Technologies is a production vendor for Star TV’s channels and online streaming service, Hotstar. PFT also processes video from studios and creates subtitles for them, in addition to other post-production services. The company recently became a Netflix Preferred Vendor for subtitling and mastering video for online release.
Meanwhile for Game of Thrones, a show that caught the imagination of fans world over, this hasn’t been the only leak. HBO España and HBO Nordic had accidentally dropped Episode 6 of Season 7 of the show, four days before its scheduled run. The episode was available on-demand to subscribers for one hour before being removed.
Cersie & Jamie In Game Of Thrones Season 7
Coming back to the current scenario, we have heard from the TV industry that there was a big showdown between Star India and Prime Focus when links to Episode 4 of Season 7 of Game of Thrones leaked online. The leaked footage bore a Star India watermark and it appeared online three days before the episode’s scheduled on-air date.
Our email to CEO Hotstar Ajit Mohan, asking him to endorse or deny the story, went unanswered. We waited 18 hours before going online with this story. If this is indeed happening, let’s see where it is headed.
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