It’s no Bazinga! Say goodbye to your favourite nerds as ‘The Big Bang Theory’ ends its historic run on May 16

Fans in the MENA region can watch the hotly-anticipated series finale of the global phenomenon on STARZPLAY, same day it airs in US

After delighting audiences around the world for over a decade, the multi-award winning, record-breaking The Big Bang Theory is nearing the end of the line, with the series finale set to air on May 16, 2019. The final appearance of Leonard, Sheldon, Penny, Howard, Raj and their friends is expected to attract millions of viewers worldwide.

The good news is: fans in the MENA region can watch the highly-anticipated episode at the same time as the US, thanks to STARZPLAY. The leading subscription video on demand (SVOD) service has been adding every new episode of the show on a weekly basis, every Friday.

And the show is not going without a ‘bang’! It has recently entered television record books as the longest running multi-camera sitcom. As filming on episode 276 wrapped last month, The Big Bang Theory has officially surpassed the 80s classic Cheers’ previous record of 275 episodes.

Created by Emmy-nominees Chuck Lorre  & Bill Prady, The Big Bang Theory follows two brainy best friends, Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper, who could tell you anything you want to know about quantum physics – but when it comes to dealing with everyday life, they’re lost in the cosmos, that is until their new neighbour, the beautiful, simple and street-smart Penny moves in across the hall.

The Big Bang Theory is considered a ‘paradigm-shifting’ show in the world of sitcoms, as it challenged the stereotypical portrayal of scientists as ‘losers’, and took a rather affectionate approach to its characters, celebrating their academic, social and romantic triumphs- and failures – all the same. The show is also credited with sparking interest in science – and especially astrophysics – amongst the younger generations.

And for those who enjoy a binge watch, or simply want to re-live the best moments of the long-running cult classic while gearing up towards the series finale, all 12 seasons of The Big Bang Theory are available on STARZPLAY, to watch anytime, anywhere.

About STARZPLAY:

STARZPLAY (www.starzplay.com) is a subscription video on demand service that streams Hollywood movies, TV shows, documentaries, kids’ entertainment and same-day-as-the-US series – plus dedicated Arabic and Bollywood content – to 20 countries across MENA and Pakistan. The service carries thousands of premium titles including exclusive STARZ Original content such as Power, Outlander, Spartacus and The White Queen.

STARZPLAY allows subscribers to watch its full HD and 4K content via most internet-enabled devices, smart TVs and game consoles, and is widely available on regional IPTV services. Its iOS and Android apps – installed on more than three million devices – also allow downloads for offline playback.

STARZ (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) and State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) are the lead investors along with media and technology investment firms including SEQ Capital Partners and Delta Partners.

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