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From next week, Sky Atlantic will broadcast 'Game of Thrones' at the same time as HBO in the US. That means you can watch it at 2am on Monday morning, and won't have to spend the day trying to avoid spoilers before the evening's broadcast.

The channel tweeted: "We've had a word with the boss and from next Monday #GameofThrones will be simulcast at 2am."

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If you don't fancy getting up in the middle of the night, you can watch at 9pm on Monday night instead. Or catch up on Sky's Now TV service.

Season five of 'Game of Thrones' started on Monday night on Sky Atlantic.

While most viewers on Now TV had no problems, some complained on Twitter that they couldn't watch because of buffering (where the show pauses while the stream catches up).

This was likely caused by the huge number of people trying to watch at the same time.

Now TV suffered similar problems last year during the premier of series four.

Tom-R, Now TV's community manager, apologised on the Now TV forum.

He wrote: "Although the majority of customers were able to watch without any interruption, we know some customers may have experienced some buffering while watching 'Game of Thrones' season five episode one last night.

"We're sorry for any inconvenience caused."

Additionally, a Now TV spokesperson told uSwitch Tech: "While the vast majority of our customers were able to watch last night’s 'Game of Thrones' episode without interruption, we’re sorry to those that may have experienced buffering.

"We’re looking into the root cause of the issue and had a dedicated team on hand to resolve it quickly last night.”

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