Tag Archives: ShowMax

Multi-award-winning film Liyana now streaming on Showmax in Africa

In the multi-award-winning film, legendary South African storyteller Gcina Mhlope guides five orphans in The Kingdom of eSwatini through the process of creating a story. They workshop a gripping tale about a young girl, Liyana, who embarks on a dangerous quest to rescue her twin brothers a fairytale story of perseverance drawn from their darkest [...]

Whispering Truth To Power to air on Showmax

Whispering Truth To Power, Shameela Seedats documentary about Thuli Madonselas last year as South Africas public protector, is now streaming first on Showmax. The award-winning document went live on Showmax on Womens Day, won the Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs, North Americas most important documentary festival, as well as awards at FESPACO, Luxor African [...]

Showmax launched its service in Nigeria

Showmax has launched a new video on demand service in Nigeria. Priced at N2,900 per month, the video streaming service features a dedicated slate of Nigerian TV shows and movies, international hit series, Hollywood blockbusters, and a Big Brother Naija partnership with live streaming and exclusive new BBNaija shows. The launch brings two important firsts [...]

Showmax to stream live South African team in action for AFCON games

MultiChoices streaming platform Showmax will be streaming live all Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) football matches of the South African national team. Also known as Bafana Bafana, South Africa will begin their AFCON competition in Group D with Morocco, Ivory Coast and Namibia. Their first match, against Ivory Coast, will be on 26 June at [...]

Showmax launched live sports streaming in South Africa

Showmax has launched a live sport streaming trial in South Africa, allowing select users to watch live sport on the platform. It has also added pre-recorded sport content to its platform. The available contents are, Live South Africa ICC Cricket World Cup games, SuperSport magazine and talk shows, extended highlights, selected live professional and amateur [...]

Showmax acquires streaming rights for ‘A Discovery of Witches’

Showmax has seized the streaming rights for A Discovery of Witches, directed by Bad Wolf. The British fantasy drama series will be accessible on Showmax from 1 May. ‘A Discovery of Witches’ has been extended for a second and third season in late-2018 and is based on Deborah Harkness’ All Souls novel trilogy series. In the story, a [...]

Showmax to offer two-month free trial for DStv Compact subscribers

Showmax, a video-on-demand (VoD) service, declared recently that DStv Compact and Compact Plus will have a free two-month trial. The VoD service stated from 7 February until 7 April, DStv Compact and Compact Plus subscribers who add Showmax to their DStv bill will have a two-month-long no-cost test-drive of the streaming service. Showmax subscription is 6.86 USD [...]

Showmax to air short films from AFDA

On the 18th February, Showmax announced it will air over 18 short films from AFDA students. Its ground-breaking to share young, local, culturally relevant content on the same platform as Hollywood blockbusters. I am certain that this unique initiative will serve to boost and develop the African film industry and the careers of many young [...]

Showmax to launch first travel-comedy show ‘Trippin’ With Skhumba’

South African streaming service Showmax has recently declared its Original show Trippin’ With Skhumba is underway and will soon be available. Trippin’ With Skhumba is Showmaxs third original show after Talis Wedding Diary and The Girl from St Agnes. In each 30-minute episode, Skhumba Hlophe and fellow South African comedians will take us in their [...]

Showmax to launch new original series ‘The Girl from St. Agnes’

Showmax has launched the first trailer for The Girl from St. Agnes and it looks like a creepy and fascinating adventure.  The series is the second original show from the South African streaming service which will be launched for subscribers from Thursday, 31 January 2019.  The eight-episode series was produced by Harriet Gavshon of Quizzical Pictures who [...]