Although the series is now in its fifth season, and already has a cult following in Nigeria, DSTV has finally added the TV adaptation of R.R Martin’s bestseller, Game of Thrones, to its list of programs. The show will be airing on M-Net Edge, starting from today, 18th May 2015, and will run all five seasons back to back till June.
Making a case for why it took so long to bring the show to Nigerian TV, M-Net West Africa’s regional Director, Wangi Mba-Uzoukwu said, “Game of Thrones is a series that displays nudity, sex, violence and strong language. We were required to meet specific regulatory and censorship criteria before introducing it in Nigeria. It is as a result of this that we have positioned the series to air between 10:00pm to 12 midnight for its duration.”
This news is not expected to be met with a lot of anticipation however. There is a reason the fifth season of Game of Thrones holds the record for the most pirated show ever after breaking the record previously held by…Game of Thrones. The simple truth is a lot of people have seen (at the very least the first four seasons) it, but I guess it won’t be a bad idea to catch up on it again.
The schedule for the show is as follows:
- Season 1: 18 – 22 May 2015
- Season 2: 25 – 29 May 2015
- Season 3: 1 – 5 June 2015
- Season 4: 8 – 12 June 2015
- Season 5: 15 – 19 June 2015
The fifth season of Game of Thrones is currently airing in the U.S.
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