David Benioff and D.B. Weiss agreed to a deal that will have them creating new TV shows and films for the streaming giant. Source: NYT > Business – John Koblin and Nicole Sperling
Though HBO went to great lengths to keep the finale secret until it aired, professional bettors saw clear signs that key details had leaked and were driving the wagering. Source: NYT > Business – RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr.
Sunday’s final season premiere was watched by 17.4 million viewers, HBO said, topping the show’s previous ratings record for a single episode. Source: NYT > Business – JOHN KOBLIN
As the spiritual and production home of HBO’s sprawling fantasy drama, Northern Ireland has been transformed by the show. We take you there. Source: NYT > Business – JEREMY EGNER
The guests discuss Richard Plepler’s influence on the network behind “Game of Thrones” — and ponder what lies ahead as AT&T asserts control. Source: NYT > Business – JOHN KOBLIN and EDMUND LEE
From “Sex and the City” to “Game of Thrones,” HBO served up several hits under its chief executive, Richard Plepler, who recently stepped down. Source: NYT > Business – MATT STEVENS and JULIA JACOBS