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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, [...]

MultiChoice throws Showmax in for DStv Premium subscribers

Multichoice will give DStv Premium subscribers access to Showmax subscription (SVOD) included in the premium fee. DStv Premium subscribers will be able to access Showmax, worth R99 per month, through DStv Explora decoders, the DStv Now app, online and smart TV sets. Mark Rayner declared:We’re offering all our Premium customers Showmax, so they can enjoy [...]

ShowMax available on Xbox One

ShowMax app headed to the Xbox One platform to allow subscribers to stream TV and movies through. The giant media streaming app for movies and TV shows which has been dominating the market up until now has been Netflix which was available on Xbox and PlayStation platforms. ShowMax partnered with Xbox One to compete against [...]

Showmax partners with VAST Networks to offer free Wi-Fi

For three months, Showmax customers will have access to unlimited Wi-Fi across South Africa via 83 VAST Wi-Fi hotspots. The internet service Showmax and VAST Networks, Africas first open access Wi-Fi provider signed an agreement to zero-rate Wi-Fi data for movies and shows streaming and download on Showmax. The head of Showmax Africa, Chris Savides, [...]

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 – [...]