HBO puts 'Silicon Valley' series premiere on YouTube, watch it here for free

Shawn Knight

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HBO has put the pilot episode of its new comedy Silicon Valley on YouTube. The network's decision to put the episode online likely has a lot to do with the fact that HBO GO crashed during the season premier of...

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Jad Chaar

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I gotta check this out. I was really curious about it. Too bad I just cancelled my HBO subscription in favor of a Netflix subscription.
 
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H3llion

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" The uploader has not made this video available in your country. "

and that is why I have to pirated certain TV Shows (such as the new 'Cosmos' series). When will they ever learn?
 
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misor

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" The uploader has not made this video available in your country. "

and that is why I have to pirated certain TV Shows (such as the new 'Cosmos' series). When will they ever learn?
this is an increasingly challenging demographic to reach using traditional means.
...reaching out via non-traditional methods will no doubt help them connect with an active online fan base and could also lure in new viewers that don’t currently subscribe to the premium channel’s offerings.
and the content creators wonder why people pirate tv shows.
I agree with @@H3llion... to eliminate piracy, media content should be made available to all the paying public.

pirates will steal goods regardless of price, quality. most consumers tend to buy things they like if made available at no hassle to them. (success of iTunes store and Steam games?)
 

H3llion

TechSpot Paladin
Certain shows get canceled due to lack of audience when its broadcasted on TV. For instance, Futurama. This show was always showed late on the TV and few days later in certain countries. The show lacked audience and was canceled/not renewed (numerous times). If this show was put up on the Internet, it would have gotten much wider exposure and greater audience.

Seems that the TV Broadcasters are still in the Stone Age...
 

Jad Chaar

Elite Techno Geek
" The uploader has not made this video available in your country. "

and that is why I have to pirated certain TV Shows (such as the new 'Cosmos' series). When will they ever learn?
Yeah they have to learn that content not being available in certain regions is a big reason for piracy. They could easily combat it if they cater to more regions.