GOT fans furious at Foxtel's technical issues
Game of Thrones fans are furious after Foxtel crashed during the first episode of the new series.
Fans of the HBO series have blasted Foxtel because the service crashed as they watched the first screening of the first episode of series seven.
Foxtel said it was “devastated” that due to unprecedented demand it was experiencing problems with its online services.
The Facebook statement, posted in full below, attracted more than 3000 comments.
It said the new season had caused “technical glitches around the world, with online sites crashing in Australia, the United States and Latin America”.
Social media has been filled with angry comments and tweets, with many suggesting they will return to piracy after such poor service.
A Foxtel spokesman says the unprecedented rush for a subscription just prior to the telecast, crashed the system and has apologised to the frustrated fans.
Foxtel marketed their whole Now app largely around Game of Thrones. Did they not anticipate first Monday night of new season would be busy? pic.twitter.com/JClDm49G5l— Josh Butler (@JoshButler) July 17, 2017
FULL FACEBOOK POST FROM FOXTEL
We are devastated that due to unprecedented demand, we are experiencing problems with our online services this evening. Obviously this comes at a time when so many of our customers are wanting to watch the first episode of season 7 of Game of Thrones.
We can assure you that we are doing everything we can to resolve these problems.
We can also assure customers that as soon as the issue is resolved they will be able to watch the episode using the On Demand features of our service.
We will keep you updated as we seek to resolve the problem.
Again Foxtel apologises for the frustration this situation has caused.
Live footage of me trying to use Foxtel Go to legally watch Game of Thrones and it's down pic.twitter.com/fVpZDR5MJZ— Sheree Joseph (@tinyfleu) July 17, 2017