‘Starz’ Network Promises “Legal Action” Against Those Responsible For Major ‘POWER’ Online Leak

Posted August 11, 2017

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Unless you’ve been under a rock this week, you are aware that there was a major hacking over at HBO and Starz which resulted in episode leaking of two of cable networks biggest series ‘Game of Thrones‘ and ‘Power.’

The remaining episodes of the season for Power, were released and major spoilers were unveiled weeks in advance, pissing many die hard fans off. Well the fans weren’t the only ones pissed, Starz has now revealed the source of the leak, and are investigating the responsible parties. They are also planning to take major legal action against those responsible, so they might want to lawyer up soon.

Via Deadline:

“The final three episodes of Power’s fourth season were leaked online due to a breach of the press screening room,” said Starz in a statement Wednesday. “This seems to be a case of password sharing that resulted in homemade videos of the episodes which were taped off a TV screen and posted online,” the home of Power, Outlander and American Gods adds. “Starz has begun forensic investigations and will take legal action against the responsible parties.”

That action may not be so hard to take against said responsive parties, as the leaker filmed the episodes off a phone and post them on his personal social media with commentary – so not exactly a criminal mastermind of Ghost or Kanan proportions at work here. By the way, even with the big HBO hack and the leak out of an Indian distributor of the August 6 episode of GoT last week, the David Benioff and D.B. Weiss EP’d show based on George R.R. Martin’s books actually went up to a series viewership high.

The Omari Hardwick, Lela Loren, Joseph Sikora, Naturi Naughton and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson starring Power started its current season strong on June 25 with steady linear viewing and big numbers via Starz’s much promoted app. Already renewed for a Season 5 when it got the Season 4 pick-up in July 2016, the show’s fourth season wraps up on September 3.

For those of us who were not interested in watching the leaks, you can catch the next episode of Power on Sunday at it’s regularly scheduled time.

Following the announcement that they received their highest ratings yet with Sunday's season 3 premiere,
Instagram "Power" returned to Starz last night (July 17) for its

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