Friday, January 9, 2015

BREAKING. New Game of Thrones 5th season to start on M-Net Edge on DStv on 13 April or very close to the date.

Viewers in South Africa can expect to welcome back the land of Westeros on Monday 13 April on M-Net Edge (DStv 102) or very close to that date - HBO just announced that the 5th season of Game of Thrones will start in the United States on 12 April.

At the end of 2014 M-Net announced that M-Net Edge will be the new home of Game of Thrones when new seasons of the fantasy drama series shifts from M-Net to M-Net Edge. (M-Net will continue to show Game of Thrones to M-Net analogue subscribers who have M-Net analogue decoders on the M-Net channel.)

Game of Thrones is also an "Express from the US" title, meaning that M-Net will likely continue playing out episodes of the wildly popular series as quickly as 24 hours after an episode has been broadcast in America.

The fifth season of Game of Thrones will depict the events from A Feast of Crows and A Dance with Dragons - the 4th and 5th books from George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire series.

M-Net tells me the pay-TV broadcaster doesn't have a definite starting date yet, but that there might be confirmation of a starting date for the 5th season of Game of Thrones sometime next week.