HBO made a game-changing announcement earlier this week: the new season of Game of Thrones will be airing simultaneously in more than 170 countries all over the world. The first synced broadcast will take place on Sunday, April 12th, 9 PM ET, during the premiere of the show’s fifth season.

President of HBO Programming, Michael Lombardo, addressed the announcement in a public statement:

“We are thrilled to see our international partners jumping on board to bring ‘Game of Thrones’, one of the most universally loved television shows in the world, to global audiences at the same time it airs on HBO in the U.S. It’s going to be a great season.”

Game of Thrones is one of television’s most watched and best rated series by both audiences and critics alike. Based on George R.R. Martin’s novels, the show never disappoints with new twists, gory violence, and nudity in almost every episode.

If you haven’t had a chance to start watching Game of Thrones yet, now would be the perfect time. HBO is launching its independent streaming service just in time for the premiere of GOT season 5. If you want to watch the previous seasons, you can find them on iTunes in Australia, USA, UK, Canada, and Germany, and on Vudu in the USA.

If you’re outside these regions you can still watch Game of Thrones online from anywhere by using the proxy provider below.

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If you’re trying to watch the show on iTunes click here.

Check out the trailer for season 5 of Game of Thrones here:

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