Foxtel confirms Game of Thrones Season 7 will air in Australia at the same time as the US
Get your dose of dragons at the same time as the rest of the world.
Before streaming took off in Australia, it wasn't common for Aussies to wait weeks, sometimes months, to get the latest episodes of the biggest shows on television. With that said, Foxtel has a pretty tidy fast-track record of getting premium television shows into the lounge rooms of Australians soon after it hits USA's screens and the biggest TV event of the year deserves no less. As expected, Foxtel has announced today that Season 7 of Game of Thrones will air in Australia at the exact same time as HBO in the US.
For those living in the US, that's a comfortable 9 pm on a Sunday, 16 July. For Australians, that's a less convenient 11 am on Monday morning (17 July) via Foxtel's Showcase channel. If you're a Foxtel subscriber with a set-top box, Showtime will be running an encore at 8:30 pm the same night. However, if you have access to any of Foxtel's on-demand options, like Foxtel Now, you will be able to stream the episode at whatever time is convenient.
You don't have to wait until 17 July to get your GoT fix, though. Foxtel is airing a series of Game of Thrones specials and interviews throughout the month of July.
Tonight at 8:30 pm there will be a 90-minute special on GoT's greatest moments, on 11 July there's a 65-minute recap special (always worth a watch when it comes to Thrones) and on Thursday, 13 July, there's a preparatory Thronescast episode to get you in the know before Season 7 begins.
For a complete list of TV shows and movies coming to Foxtel this month, check out our guide to what's new on Foxtel in July.