‘Game of Thrones’ Path to TV’s First Global Blockbuster

This article originally appeared on The Conversation. On July 16, viewers around the world will eagerly tune into the premiere of the seventh season of “Game of Thrones.” That phrase—“viewers around the world”—hasn’t applied to television premieres before. For most of its history, television has been a profoundly national medium. While shows like “Dallas,” “Baywatch” and…