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The Big Bang Theory, one of the most popular sitcoms in history with 17 million average viewers for its last season 11, will dedicate an entire episode on bitcoin.
The episode 9 of Season 11 of Big Bang Theory, to be released on November 30, 2017, entitled "The Bitcoin Entanglement", and analysts expect it to that the show presents Bitcoin to the general public, to an important clientele for bitcoin. The Big Bang Theory is the most watched among viewers in the age group of 19 to 35, which is a relatively young audience for a popular sitcom.
In the past 12 months, several popular television series, including Mr. Robot, have introduced Bitcoin, introducing cryptocurrency to a consumer base that probably has not heard of bitcoin yet. . The exposure of bitcoin by massively influential television series like The Big Bang Theory and Mr. Robot is vital to the long-term growth of bitcoin, as it will promote the growth of the widespread adoption of bitcoin as a strong stock of value and currency in the coming years.
Clumsy relationship of the Big Bang Theory with China
The main feature of Big Bang Theory of Bitcoin on episode 9 is particularly interesting because of the long history between the show and China. In 2014, the Chinese government began cracking down on Western shows and video sharing platforms, allowing national technology companies like Tudou and Youku to take control of the video sharing and streaming markets.
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"In April 2014, the CBS hit disappeared from a legal video streaming site, for reasons that the country's television regulator never explained. Hypothesis that the regulator, the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARFT), was sending a message. "
However, in mid-2015, The Big Bang Theory reappeared in China on one of the most used local video platforms, Sohu. Since then, Chinese television viewers have been allowed to broadcast and watch television series of legalized service providers such as Tencent, Sohu and Tudou.
Yet, said Fortune's Scott Cendrowski, the Chinese government has continued to require that Sohu and other video platforms submit the entire television series for review before they can be broadcast. In the case of season 11 and specifically episode 9 with bitcoin, it remains uncertain whether the Chinese government will attempt to censor the episode because of its bitcoin function, given the recent suspension of the government and the prohibition of the cryptocurrency trade at the national level
"While Sohu and the other streaming sites have already aired the shows that they wanted without much interference from Chinese regulators, as long as the most lascivious and violent scenes were censored , SARFT now says that full seasons must be submitted before they can air.The rules were introduced last September by the central government regulator to quell foreign broadcasts, often the most popular among Chinese viewers, writes Cendrowski.
If Season 11 of The Big Bang Theory is released in China as planned, it could spur the community to re-evaluate the markets for bitcoin and cryptocurrency, and could stimulate demand for digital currency in the near term.
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