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Local Content  |  Showmax Screens Swahili Telenovelas That Are Revamping Kenya’s TV Industry

In the history of Kenyan television, Swahili soap operas were the rage, according to many of the country’s TV viewers. Swahili soapies such as Penzi Hatari, Tausi, and Kisulisuli were popular with the audiences and dominated the TV industry in ...
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Local Film  |  Kenyan Film Supa Modo Now Showing On Showmax

MultiChoice’s video streaming platform has announced that it will be showing Kenya’s multi-award-winning superhero film, Supa Modo. The movie is about Jo, a nine-year-old girl who is terminally ill and obsessed with Jackie Chan movies. As she spends the rest ...
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Showmax Offers Two-Month Free Trial To DStv’s Compact Subscribers

The video-on-demand (VoD) service, Showmax, has declared that it has given DStv Compact and Compact Plus subscribers a free two-month trial to access its service and enjoy its marvellous content offering. The VoD service stated that starting from 7 February ...

Showmax Releases Concrete Viewership Number For The First Time

MultiChoice's video-on-demand (SVOD) streaming service, Showmax, publicised its first concrete viewership number when it announced that Tali's Wedding Diary had just topped 1 million views. The streaming service then hinted that a second season for the South African mockumentary series ...

Showmax Plans To Invest In More Original Content In South Africa After MultiChoice JSE Listing

MultiChoice Group is expected to list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on the 27th of February, marking its first significant move as a standalone entertainment company. Naspers announced late last year that it would list the “Video Entertainment” business ...

Trace Inks New Deals For Content Sales In Africa

TRACE announced just before its participation in the 69th Berlin International Film Festival the conclusion of new sales deals in Africa. TRACE’s content distribution division took part in the “Berlinale Africa Hub” from the 9th to the 13th of February, ...

Showmax Joins Forces With AFDA To Produce Local Student Films In SA

Showmax and the South African School for Film and Arts AFDA, have announced that they will be partnering up to offer local filmmakers the opportunity to showcase their work on the video-on-demand platform. The streaming company released a statement declaring ...

MultiChoice's Showmax To Launch Its First Local Travel-Comedy Show ‘Trippin’ With Skhumba’

The South African streaming service, Showmax has recently announced that its original show ‘Trippin’ With Skhumba’ is in production and will soon be available to subscribers. ‘Trippin’ With Skhumba’ is Showmax’s third original show after ‘The Girl from St Agnes’ ...

Analysts Predict Uncertain Times For MultiChoice Following JSE Listing Announcement

The internet giant Naspers announced this week that its video entertainment business MultiChoice Group would list on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on 27 February. Last year, Naspers had said that it was planning to list MultiChoice separately on the ...

Showmax To Launch New South African Original Series

Showmax has launched the trailer for The Girl from St. Agnes, and it looks like a fascinating and creepy adventure. The series is shot in Kwazulu Natal, South Africa and is the second South African original show from the streaming ...

South Africa: MultiChoice Confirms That Showmax South Africa Is Not Going Anywhere

The recent news that Naspers is shutting down Showmax video streaming service in Poland on 31 January 2019 has raised some questions in the industry about the company’s sustainability. Showmax first widened its reach to Europe in February 2017 when ...

Showmax Shuts Down Its Streaming Service In Europe

Naspers has announced that it has decided to shut down Showmax video streaming services in Poland on 31 January 2019. The media group said that this decision stemmed from the announcement of Naspers’ intent to list its pan-Africa video entertainment ...