HOOQ – one of the largest video on demand services in Southeast Asia and India, will premiere the last season of the world’s most-watched U.S. sitcom – The Big Bang Theory – same day as the U.S. telecast for fans of Hollywood in India. HOOQ customers will now get access to the final season of the top-rated series with the first episode dropping on the platform on 25 September and weekly episodes thereafter on HOOQ. In additional, customers can catch the entire box set of all 11 back sets together with the latest season exclusively on HOOQ.
The celebrated sitcom by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady starring Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki, Simon Helberg and New Delhi actor Kunal Nayyar as Caltech science whizzes have gained legions of fans and a cult following for its light-hearted, feel-good storyline, giving rise to popular mainstream geek culture all around the world. Perhaps it is the relevance of its characters in this booming age of technology, or its endearing geek humour but The Big Bang Theory has knocked the ball out of the park in terms of viewership and has dominated viewing minutes on screens globally. The acclaimed comedy has swept the awards, with its lead actor, Jim Parsons, winning multiple Primetime Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in Comedy Series in 2010, 2013 and 2014; and bagging the Favourite TV Show and Favourite Network TV Comedy consecutively in 2015 and 2016 at the People’s Choice Awards.
Zulfiqar Khan, Managing Director of HOOQ India, commented, “As the ‘Home of Hollywood’, HOOQ is thrilled to be bringing the cult series to our Indian viewers. The Big Bang Theory is one of the most beloved and longest-running geek sitcoms garnering huge following in India, creating a cultural phenomenon of sorts with dedicated fandoms. We cannot be happier to satisfy the needs of our users by presenting complete seasons of the show to Indian audiences exclusively on the digital platform. HOOQ will drop all new episodes same day as the U.S. telecast so that our subscribers can tune in to their favourite series without delay and will be the only platform to carry complete box set of the series allowing fans to binge-watch all episodes of S1 to S11.”
Jennifer Batty, Chief Content Officer at HOOQ, said “HOOQ is committed to delivering top-notch Hollywood entertainment, bringing the freshest, hottest titles to our viewers at affordable prices and we are constantly looking for new ways to delight our customers. Be it bringing on board exclusive content same day as U.S. releases or providing complete box sets of popular TV series, HOOQ will continue to bring more premium Hollywood content offerings to thrill our customers in India.”
Season 11 of The Big Bang Theory may have ended on cliffhanger but HOOQ has got you covered with the latest episodes of Season 12. With Amy and Sheldon’s long-awaited nuptials happening at the end of last season, what other surprises, breakthroughs or plot twists can viewers expect? Will Raj try to pursue Sheldon’s sister Missy? Does Meemaw show up at the reception? Audiences can be sure that the series will close with a bang so stay tuned as the plot unfolds and the popular geek sitcom comes to a sweet, sweet end. Fans can now watch episodes of the final season starting 25 September and binge on the entire box set of The Big Bang Theory S1 – S11 on HOOQ!