Tag Archives: ShowMax

Imira sealed distribution deals with Nickelodeon and Showmax in Africa and Middle East

Toonz Medias Imira Entertainment, a producer-distributor for kids and family content unveiled various deals inked with key TV international players, including Nickelodeon, Kids Network and Showmax in Africa and Middle East Nickelodeon is expanding its previous multi-territory acquisition Larva, adding more seasons for Spain, Portugal and Portuguese-speaking Africa. In South Africa, Showmax acquired Jamillah & [...]

Showmax Originals to debut with new series

Showmax has kicked off the first in a series of original productions with the filming of Tali’s Wedding Diary, a mockumentary featuring Julia Anastasopoulos. Filming for Tali’s Wedding Diary is currently underway in Cape Town. The eight-part series will premiere on Showmax in December. Each episode will be approximately 20 minutes long. Speaking about the [...]

Showmax in partnership with Vodacom for new service

Showmax, the subscription video-on-demand by Naspers, will be providing its subscribers with free Vodacom data, 3 GB in total, for a period of three months. The condition will be applicable to those signing up for Showmax through Vodacom and to existing customers. Chris Savides, Head of Showmax Africa, commented: Internet TV is taking off – [...]

BBC Worldwide extends with more than 800 hours of content in sub-Saharan Africa

The BBC Worldwide will be covering more than 800 hours of programming in the sub-Saharan Africa after securing sales to broadcasters and platforms. This include its deal with. With ShowMax, BBC Worldwide acquired more than 200 hours encompassing over drama, comedy, natural history and kids with titles like Absolutely Fabulous and War and Peace. Dealing [...]

ShowMax opts The QYou for short-form online videos in East Africa

ShowMax, the subscription video-on-demand owned by Naspers, has selected the internet channel The QYou to provide special shows for the region of East Africa. A new series, Q Hits will be introduced which features a slew of short-form videos online. The service will be available on March 1 and will consist of 13 episodes lasting [...]

ShowMax links up with Vodacom for low-priced internet TV option

ShowMax, the Video-On-Demand service of Naspers, has teamed up with Vodacom, African mobile communications company, to introduce a new internet TV option, ShowMax Select, for its subscribers. The service will be a low-cost one priced 49 ZAR (3.65 USD), monthly on an add-to-bill basis. Subscribers will be served with unlimited access to a collection of [...]

ShowMax teams up with SEACOM to improve service delivery in East Africa

ShowMax, the video-streaming service of Naspers, has announced its partnership with SEACOM, the submarine cable operator in the East and West coasts of Africa. Following this, SEACOM will fasten its data service provided in Kenya. The catching servers of ShowMax will be hosted by SEACOM. Customers experience will be enhanced with the local ISPs lowering [...]

ShowMax now considered an Android TV

  ShowMax, the video-streaming service provider, is now considered Android TV. This has come up with the release of the new version of its Android app. The VOD service provider has elevated the base of supported devices to include media players and smart TVs running Android TV. ShowMax has released an updated Android app which [...]

Vodacom collaborates with DStv and ShowMax to launch VOD service

Vodacom, the African mobile telecommunications service, has revealed about the future launch of its video-on-demand (VOD) service in collaboration with DStv and ShowMax. The new video-on-demand platform, Vodacom On Demand will offer mobile streaming to its users. In one app, subscribers will be able to access on demand content and TV services. The launch is [...]

DStv Explora 2 STB now available across Africa

MultiChoices pay-TV decoder, DStv Explora 2 has been launched across the sub-Saharan Africa. Access to MultiChoices on-demand services such as ShowMax will be simplified with the new decoder from ARRIS International. The set-top box is based on HEVC technology and aims at decreasing the bandwidth for streaming or downloading shows. Thus, data charges for streaming [...]