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Video-On-Demand  |  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 ...
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Video-On-Demand  |  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 ...
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‘Pablo’ -Groundbreaking Autism Animation To Stream In Africa

Nominated as the Best Pre-School Programme at the 2019 Broadcast Awards, ‘Pablo’ is now streaming in Africa on Showmax. Pablo is a boy who is five-and-a-half and autistic. To cope with the many challenges he faces, the funny, smart, and ...

Showmax Prepares To Roll Out New Original Show

For their second original production, Showmax is exploring the murder mystery genre. The Girl from St. Agnes is the streaming service’s debut original scripted drama which will be done in collaboration with Quizzical Pictures who were responsible for the local ...

Kenya: Showmax Uses Local Shows To Fight Off Competitors

Video-on-demand (VoD) company, Showmax is relying on exclusive local content to fight off competition in the local market by its most aggressive rival Netflix. In its latest strategy, Showmax will no longer show content that has already been aired on ...

Multichoice and Vodacom Collaborate To Offer Free Access To Showmax

Mobile operator Vodacom has joined forces with Naspers owned Showmax to introduce a deal with free access to Showmax for three months. This deal also comes ready with streaming data at no additional cost to the customer. Existing customers who ...

South Africans Choose Showmax Over Netflix

According to a recent survey, Showmax is more popular than Netflix in South Africa. The finding was reported in the Broadcast Research Council of South Africa products, and brands report for October 2018, focusing specifically on services in South Africa. ...

Showmax Want To Work With Telcos To Boost Internet TV Growth In Africa

Naspers, a global entertainment group, is urging telecoms operators in Africa to offer customers unlimited data to help bolster the growth of internet television on the continent. The group argued that the high cost of data in Africa is hindering ...

John Kotsaftis Leaves Naspers Showmax To Join Fox Networks

The erstwhile chief executive of Showmax, Mr John Kotsaftis has reportedly left Showmax, the South African video-on-demand streaming service provider, to join Fox Networks Group Asia. At Fox Networks Group Asia, he will be based in Singapore and would be ...

South Africa: Multichoice's Subscribers Given Free Access To Showmax Catalogue

As first reported on our platform last month, it has now seem fully confirmed that Showmax is now effectively part of MultiChoice Digital in South Africa. To cement the integration of both platforms, MultiChoice is now offering subscribers to its ...

VOD Platform, Showmax, May Be Absorbed Into DStv - Industry Sources

According to MyBroadband (a South Africa's industry news outfit), pay-TV giant Multichoice is currently in the process of "integrating" Showmax (it's hitherto standalone VOD platform) with DStv. Quoting other industry sources, MyBroadband has reported that Multichoice is looking to make ...

Netflix Still Refuses To Pay South Africa For Online Video Distribution - Claims Extortion

South Africa's Film and Publication Board (FPB) says it is owed more than 1.6 million South African Rands (USD 125,000) in licensing fees by Netflix, the global Video-On-Demand and streaming behemoth. These sums were allegedly accumulated by Netflix over the ...