COVID-19 In Africa: MultiChoice Adds Live News Channels To Showmax During Lockdown

DStv Now revealed last week that it would be making various 24-hour news channels available on its platform to viewers amid the on-going global coronavirus pandemic.
Both subscribers and non-subscribers would now be able to stream the news channels and some other entertainment channels on DStv's online version.

On Thursday, Showmax followed suit with by confirming in a statement to Channel24 that CNN, BBC World News, Sky News, Al Jazeera, Newzroom Afrika, Euronews and SABC News would now also be available for live-streaming on its VoD platform.

This would make access to reliable news sources even more widely accessible to the viewers who want to stay informed about the latest developments around the COVID-19 pandemic.

The channels can currently be watched on Showmax in South Africa on the web (Chrome, Edge, Safari and Firefox), LG (2014+) and Samsung (2017+) smart TVs. Android devices (4.4.0 or higher) as well as Android TV, which will go live soon.

MultiChoice said that Apple TV and iOS would be added shortly.

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