I live on a university campus (since my wife works for their housing department), and that means I get free cable but I’m stuck with the basic plan. No HBO. I’ve watched the first three seasons of Game of Thrones on DVD, but would like to be able to watch season 4 when it airs.
Is there any way I can legally watch it? I’m happy to pay to stream it, but I don’t know where to go.
I was wondering this same question - we just finished watching Season 3, I know Season 4 starts tomorrow, and we don’t have HBO and have no real interest in getting it for one show. I’d buy a season pass for the show on iTunes if it was available, but it doesn’t sound like it will be.
Why does tv have to be this way? Why can’t I just order the shows I want and pay for them, without paying a crazy amount every month for all kinds of channels I have zero interest in?
Because bundling leads to the greatest profits for cable providers. Most especially, they are able to force cable viewers who don’t like sports channels (think: ESPN) to subsidize the viewing habits of those who do, since sports channels are typically by FAR the most expensive channels in the basic channel lineup.
Right. I also think the reality is that high-production-cost content like Game of Thrones is produced on a network like HBO because it actually draws in subscribers, as opposed to networks that live more on a PPV model.