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Source: Global News

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 premiere pirated 54 million times in 1 day, says digital analytics company

Today 11:46 GMT

WATCH: Sophie Turner, ‘Game of Thrones’ star, dealt with serious depression while filming. The past weekend’s season premiere stands as the most-watched one-day event in the history of HBO, which began in 1978.

According to digital-piracy analytics company Muso, the first episode, “Winterfell,” was watched by a total of nearly 55 million viewers, a number that combines repeat airings and viewership on some streaming services.

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Source: DW

First Red Cross aid delivery arrives in Venezuela

Wednesday 22:45 GMT

Two dozen tons of medical supplies arrived in Caracas, after Nicolas Maduro granted the Red Cross permission to deliver the aid.

Francesco Rocca, president of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, said in a tweet. Last week, acting president Nicolas Maduro reached an agreement with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to allow in the aid into the country, after years opposing such a move, on the basis that it represented intervention efforts against his government.

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Source: Common Domain

Netflix promises more information on what people are watching

Wednesday 21:51 GMT

As Netflix Inc. becomes more of a standard viewing option, it is promising to offer information like a standard media company.

Sarandos repeatedly mentioned in his statement that producers of Netflix content were a focus of the information Netflix provides on viewership. Any ratings information could also help Netflix show its reach as it faces new competition, and potentially pressure those rivals to release their own viewership metrics.

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