Showmax & MTN partner to introduce MoMo payments in Zambia

Showmax and MTN have partnered to make it easier for Zambians to pay for the streaming service. The streaming service that bundles the best of African and international entertainment with live premium sport from SuperSport, is simplifying payments in Zambia by partnering with MTN Mobile Money (MoMo).

As part of its local-first strategy, Showmax tailors the content, apps, packages and partnerships to what is most important to subscribers in different countries. The launch of MTN MoMo payments is another payment addition option for Showmax in Zambia as customers can pay with their mobile devices. This follows the earlier rollout of the payment method in Ghana and Uganda.

Leah Kooma, Managing Director at MultiChoice Zambia, commented on the partnership saying: “We’re always looking at ways of improving the Showmax experience. Making it possible for Zambians to pay using MTN MoMo is just one of the ways we’re customising Showmax for the country, in this innovative partnership as we continue to delight our customers and enrich lives”.

On the other hand, Komba Malukutila, MTN Mobile Money’s Managing Director, also expressed his excitement saying: “The partnership with Showmax is a demonstration of our strategic intent to continue to expand MTN Mobile Money’s networks and partnerships. This reaffirms MTN Mobile Money’s commitment to enabling our customers make payments for various services by simply using their mobile phones. Quick, safe and convenient smart payment solutions that make our customer lives easier remain at the centre of our value proposition and we are very excited to cooperate with Showmax as they provide entertainment and rich media services to our customers”.

He added, “MTN Mobile Money has continued to recognise the role that every Zambian play in driving Zambia’s digital economy, and we intend on leaving no one behind because everyone deserves the benefit of a modern connected life”. It has to be noted that mobile streaming is an important consideration throughout Africa, which is why Showmax offers a mobile-only version of the standard and Showmax Pro sports subscription. The mobile plan gives full access to all the content on Showmax or Showmax Pro for half the price. The Showmax app also includes data-saving settings that limit data usage while streaming to less than 100MB per hour.