Tag Archives: ShowMax

Naspers new video entertainment unit in SA

Naspers is bringing a video entertainment unit to run the Showmax and DStv Now services in South Africa. The video unit will also aid in developing new OTT services for the MultiChoice group. Niclas Ekdahl as CEO from 10 September 2018 will head this new unit. Niclas has over 19 years of executive leadership experience in [...]

Showmax brings Succession to SA

Streaming exclusively on Showmax, Succession will hit South Africa soon, a show that suggests just the opposite in its skewering of the Roy family, one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. “This is the thing about being rich: Its great,” says Matthew McFadyen, who stars in Succession. McFadyen, in a slimy, [...]

News24 doccies to be relayed on Showmax

Two documentaries recorded by the News24 video team is now available on Showmax. According to Jerusha Sukhdeo-Raath, head of video at 24.com, its incredibly rewarding to see these original documentaries available for viewing on the local video on demand (SVOD) service.  Commenting the development, Sukhdeo-Raath, declared, “They were created by a scrappy team of journalists who before this [...]

DStv Compact users to get massive Showmax price reduction in SA

MultiChoice is making streaming service more affordable to the DStv Compact users, after waiving the fee for Showmax for DStv Premium subscribers. Towards the end of 2017, DStv delighted their Premium subscribers as it announced that streaming service Showmax would now be part of their package for free. DStv has announced that its Compact and [...]

Nordic Series available to stream on Showmax SA

Jordskott, the Nordic monster hit, is now streaming first and only on Showmax in South Africa. Seven years ago, her daughter disappeared. Now detective Eva Thörnblad (Moa Gammel) has returned home after her fathers suicide to discover that more children are vanishing – in the same forest. Despite having next to no violent crime compared [...]

Showmax was announced for PS4

Showmax new app has been launched last month for the worlds best-selling gaming console, Sony PlayStation 4. The Homegrown video-on-demand service is now available to PS4 owners in South Africa. The addition, it means that PS4 and PS4 Pro owners can watch on-demand TV shows and movies with no need to buy new equipment. Showmax [...]

Talis Wedding Diary coming to South Africa on Showmax

The upcoming comedy series, Talis Wedding Diary is the first ever original series from Showmax African Streaming service. The show has its origins not in the established television community but within the world of YouTube, coming from the creative team behind hugely popular local web-series Suzelle DIY – a series notable itself for regularly racking [...]

Showmax launches application for PS4 in South Africa

Showmax, the video service (VoD) at the request of Naspers, has launched an application for the PS4, the game console of Sony. The VoD platform launches on this terminal with a varied catalogue of series, including the famous titles: Game of Thrones and Big Bang Theory, as well as classics like Friends. For the moment, [...]

BBC Worldwide and ShowMax Africa sealed content deal

BBC Worldwide announced that it has concluded a content sales agreement with African SVOD service ShowMax in Africa. BBC is to provide ShowMax with 150 hours worth of natural history, drama and factual entertainment programming which will be available to ShowMax Subscribers in 36 African countries.  Joel Churcher, vice president and general manager for Africa, [...]