Re: The threats
Content producers have learned fans are fans and pirates gonna pirate.
There's an argument against the supposed losses pirates inflict which basically goes "If a pirate is willing to pirate they probably were NOT going to pay in the first place".
How many people who are actually fans of GoT, and therefore pay HBO a monthly subscription, would even bother going to an illicit site to download video or scripts (and potentially who knows what malware or viruses)? Just wait a couple days and watch it at your leisure via live TV, on demand, DVR, or streaming app.
Sure, Sony got hacked and then decided not to release "The Interview", but they made their money back on the movie with legitimate streaming and home sales anyway (and really, did they expect a blockbuster with that movie)?
TV shows and movies are not so sensitive that a studio is going to give up millions of dollars. You have to go after really sensitive data if you want to make a dollar. Private financial records of some shady corps like Halliburton or medical records stored by supposedly trustworthy third parties (please, no more hospitals). In some instances, even the fact that you hacked them is a profitable piece of information.