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BIG BANG THEORY RETURNING TO CHINA AFTER BAN?

May 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In an intriguing headline, China’s state-run Xinhua news service said today, “Big Bang Theory will stream again in China.” The article that accompanied the headline, however, made no mention of the popular U.S. comedy, which was a huge online hit in China on the popular Sohu channel until it was banned recently without explanation. The Xinhua article observed that China has about 450 million online video viewers with that number expected to climb to 700 million by 2016. “The industry, however, is facing tough controls,” the Xinhua article abruptly concluded. The Washington Post reported on Monday that a “sanitized” version of The Big Bang Theory is scheduled to air on China Central Television instead of the Sohu video website.