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Game of Thrones S3 heading to Blinkbox mid-July

The third series of the popular epic drama Game of Thrones is heading to on-demand films and TV provider Blinkbox on July 15.

The Tesco-backed video-on-demand service will be showing the Emmy and Golden Globe winning show months ahead of its release on Blu-ray and DVD.

The firm said that demand to purchase the third series of the mythical drama is predicted to be high after record numbers tuned in to watch the final instalments on Sky Atlantic.

Read Recombu Digital’s guide to BlinkboxMillions of fans watching the show on television were left stunned by the shocking ‘Red Wedding’ scene last week.

Blinkbox anticipates the hype surrounding the series will attract those who don’t have a Sky subscription who feel they’ve missed out after seeing friends’ reactions on social media.

Blinkbox chief executive Michael Comish said: “Game of Thrones is the TV show of the moment and we expect demand for the third series to be high.

“Whether you have heard about the series recently thanks to the buzz around season three or have enjoyed the first two episodes but don’t have a Sky subscription, Blinkbox is the place to enjoy this gripping series.”

Colin Smith, director of international digital distribution for HBO said: “We are thrilled to offer Game of Thrones season three via Blinkbox for those in the UK who haven’t had the opportunity to see it.”

Seasons one and two of Game of Thrones are available to buy now on Blinkbox for £17.99 (per season) or £1.89 per episode. 

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