If you live in Australia and love good television like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire or Girls. Or even bad television that is fun to watch like True Blood, then you will be happy to hear about Foxtel's new deal with HBO. Personally I have always downloaded torrents of these shows even though I know it's wrong but downloading was better than waiting a year for them to air. Now Foxtel will be able to broadcast HBO shows exclusively within hours after they debut in the United States.

Foxtel chief executive Richard Freudenstein said, ""It's a long-term deal and we get all first-run HBO programming on Foxtel. There are people that are always going to steal stuff and we can take legal action against them, but the vast majority of people are illegally downloading because they want to see things as soon as they are available, so we think it's very important to bring that programming to them straight away."

I can't wait!

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