Monday, October 18, 2021

M-Net hasn't acquired HBO's Game of Thrones spinoff series House of the Dragon.

by Thinus Ferreira

M-Net (DStv 101) hasn't acquired the spinoff fantasy drama series House of the Dragon like Sky in the United Kingdom did.

Earlier this month the Sky pay-TV service in the United Kingdom announced that it had secured the Game of Thrones spinoff, House of the Dragon, that will start on HBO's video streaming service in America in 2022.

M-Net in response to a media query from TVwithThinus said on Monday that "M-Net has not acquired House of the Dragon but will keep you posted should anything change".

The prequel series will chronicle the fall of the House of Targaryen when dragons still roamed Westeros in bigger numbers before their virtual extinction during the time of Game of Thrones and the family politics and drama - basically a family civil war - that became known as the legendary "Dance of the Dragons".

It remains to be seen whether some other channel, M-Net at a later date, Showmax, or some other video streamer would pick up House of the Dragon in the month's ahead.

House of the Dragon is specifically made for HBO Max, that WarnerMedia plans to still roll out globally, similar to Disney+ (coming to South Africa around June 2022 to South Africa), ViacomCBS' Paramount+, and Discovery Inc.'s Discovery+.

Neither Christina Sulebakk, general manager for HBO Max for the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, nor Priya Dogra, president of WarnerMedia International, has so far announced any specific launch date yet for HBO Max in sub-Saharan Africa.