What next for HBO as Game Of Thrones bows out?

Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) in the final season of Game Of Thrones.
Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) and Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen) in the final season of Game Of Thrones.PHOTO: HBO

The final season of hit series Game Of Thrones comes at a critical time for the network, which has a new owner amid rising competition

NEW YORK • Can HBO defend its business throne after losing its crown jewel Game Of Thrones (GOT)?

Ending a major hit show is not easy for any network. But the departure of GOT, which has begun its eighth and final season, comes at a critical crossroads for HBO.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 17, 2019, with the headline 'What next for HBO as Thrones bows out?'. Print Edition | Subscribe