Higher prices from retailers like Walmart and Macy’s are a fairly predictable outcome of the U.S.-China trade war.
The ability of Chinese fans to tune in to the Game of Thrones finale is arguably less so.
And yet that’s precisely what happened on Sunday—at least according to the Wall Street Journal.
While 19.3 million U.S. consumers were able to watch the series finale on Sunday, the Journal says fans in China were thwarted by transmission problems on HBO’s streaming partner, Tencent Video.
A rep for HBO told Adweek, “There was no issue with the delivery of the episode.”
However, while a promo for the finale is streaming as of May 21 with pre-roll ads for quick-service restaurants KFC and Pizza Hut, an automatically translated update on the series’ Tencent Video page says, “We are sorry dielectric problems due to current on the line is not on track.” And on the preview itself, there’s a message that reads, “I am very sorry that due to the media transmission problem, episode 6 cannot be online as scheduled.”