Tourism Ireland has a Game of marketing campaign similar to New Zealand's Tolkien-related advertising.
The creation of Game of Thrones and other TV series also fostered Northern Ireland's creative industries, contributing to an estimated 12.4-percent growth in arts, entertainment and recreation jobs between 2008 and 2013 .
Game of Thrones is funded by Northern Ireland Screen, a UK government agency financed by Invest NI and the European Regional Development Fund. As of April 2013, Northern Ireland Screen gave the series #9.25 million ; based on government estimates, this has gained the Northern Ireland market by #65 million
Game of Thrones is broadcast by HBO in the United States and by its local subsidiaries or other pay television services in different countries, at the same time as in the U
.S. or weeks later. The series' broadcast in China on CCTV, begun in 2014, was heavily edited to remove scenes of violence and sex in accord with a Chinese practice of censoring Western TV series to prevent what the People's Daily calls 'negative results and hidden security risks'. This resulted in viewer complaints.
The Westerosi personalities of Game of Thrones speak British-accented English, often with the accent of the English region corresponding to the character's Westerosi region; Eddard Stark speaks in actor Sean Bean's native northern accent, as well as the southern lord Tywin Lannister speaks with a southern accent, while characters from Dorne speak English with a Spanish accent.