HBO Go Game of Thrones etc

Media

I don’t live in the US, nor do I watch HBO programming. Well, other than Carnivale, that show was sublime.

Still, I’ve heard every podcaster wax lyrical about HBO’s Go service crashing during the premiere of the latest Game of Thrones. How did such a huge media company botch something so spectacularly? Was HBO CEO’s lack of concern about login credential sharing a wise position? Can HBO even be blamed, given even the mightly Apple couldn’t handle WWDC booking traffic?

Strangely, nobody has stated the obvious. That we’ve already solved the issue of CDN resouce contention. If only I could remember what that decentralised, distributed technology was…

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