Media Release: Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Big Bang Theory expands to Presto today

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The Big Bang Theory arrive exclusively to Presto

The Big Bang Theory exploded onto Presto today featuring the first seven seasons of the hilarious and award-winning US comedy. The hit show that mixes high IQs with low social skills arrived exclusively for Presto TV and Presto Entertainment subscribers to stream on-demand and is sure to spark off a wave of laughs over the summer. The eighth season will be added in 2016.

The Big Bang Theory introduces Presto viewers to lovable physicist roommates Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons), whose predictable and introverted lives are thrown into chaos when Penny (Kaley Cuoco), an attractive waitress and aspiring actress, moves in across the hall. Penny quickly becomes an integral part of Sheldon and Leonard’s circle of friends, which includes engineer and onetime astronaut Howard Wolowitz (Simon Helberg), astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrappali (Kunal Nayyar) and, eventually, Sheldon’s female companion, Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik), and Howard’s adorable microbiologist wife, Bernadette (Melissa Rauch). Penny’s street smarts and outgoing personality collide with the guys’ peculiar habits and scientific view of the world to create the ultimate big bang of humour and friendship.

The Big Bang Theory has garnered critical acclaim, winning the 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2015 People’s Choice Award for Favourite Network TV Comedy, while the show’s Jim Parsons has won the 2011 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy and the 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 Emmy® Awards for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Sheldon Cooper.

Shaun James, Presto CEO, said, “When we announced The Big Bang Theory would be coming to Presto, we knew it would make a big splash, and the response from our subscribers has been overwhelming. We’re delighted that from today, fans will be able to stream the first seven seasons of this hilarious comedy exclusively on Presto.”

Presto is known for shows that tickle the funny bone and for subscribers eager to dive in for even bigger laughs, Presto also offers, the first five seasons of the hit sitcom Modern Family, which follows the trial and tribulations of three related but dysfunctional familes; the Emmy Award®-winning HBO comedy, Veep, staring Julia Louis-Dreyfus; Parks and Recreation, an ensemble comedy that follows Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler), a mid-level employee in a Parks and Recreation Department who strives to make her little American town just a bit more fun; Louie, starring fan favourite Louis C.K. as a fictionalised version of himself and takes a hilarious look at the life of a newly single father as he navigates the ins and outs of everyday life in the big city; Flight of the Conchords, featuring cutting edge musical comics Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement as they travel from their native New Zealand to New York in search of love and professional success, both of which prove elusive; and Curb Your Enthusiasm starring Seinfeld co-creator Larry David as himself in an unsparing but tongue-in-cheek depiction of his life.

For consumers yet to subscribe, Presto is currently offering new customers a one month free trial^ of the Presto Entertainment bundle subscription, providing access to Presto’s full TV and movie libraries.