Tag Archives: ShowMax

Showmax to air short films from AFDA

On the 18th February, Showmax announced it will air over 18 short films from AFDA students. Its ground-breaking to share young, local, culturally relevant content on the same platform as Hollywood blockbusters. I am certain that this unique initiative will serve to boost and develop the African film industry and the careers of many young [...]

Showmax to launch first travel-comedy show ‘Trippin’ With Skhumba’

South African streaming service Showmax has recently declared its Original show Trippin’ With Skhumba is underway and will soon be available. Trippin’ With Skhumba is Showmaxs third original show after Talis Wedding Diary and The Girl from St Agnes. In each 30-minute episode, Skhumba Hlophe and fellow South African comedians will take us in their [...]

Showmax to launch new original series ‘The Girl from St. Agnes’

Showmax has launched the first trailer for The Girl from St. Agnes and it looks like a creepy and fascinating adventure.  The series is the second original show from the South African streaming service which will be launched for subscribers from Thursday, 31 January 2019.  The eight-episode series was produced by Harriet Gavshon of Quizzical Pictures who [...]

Showmax adding two South African movies to its library

The local streaming service, Showmax has declared that it will be adding two acclaimed South African films to its content offering. This years Oscar-shortlisted drama Inxeba (The Wound) and the African Movie Academy Awards Best Film of 2018, Five Fingers for Marseilles will soon be available to movie fans on Showmax. Inxeba, produced by John Trengove, discloses the story of Xolani. [...]

Adult Swim soon available on Showmax

A new partnership between Turner and Showmax will offer an extensive catalogue of Adult Swim with weirdly wonderful, eclectic, surprising, quirky and surreal content for the first time in South Africa This features multi-award-winning animated series Samurai Jack, Robot Chicken, and Rick and Morty, along with fan favourites Aqua Teen Hunger Force, The Jellies, and live [...]

Showmax rolls out free data deal with Vodacom

Showmax has introduced a new deal with Vodacom offering free access to the Showmax service and free Showmax data. Vodacom subscribers who add Showmax to their bill between 1 November 2018 and 31 January 2019 will have 15 GB of free Showmax data (5 GB per month for three months). Moreover, the usual Showmax 6.97 [...]

Showmax free of charge for DStv Premium subscribers

Showmax is now available for free for DStv Premium subscribers. No other important changes were made, barring bug fixes and stability developments stated in the apps change log. Showmax is currently priced at 6.95 USD (R99) per month. According to MultiChoice, DStv Premium customers will be able to access Showmax via the DStv Now app, [...]

Multichoice is planning a DStv streaming service possibly in 2019

According to PwC, South Africa faced an eventful year at the political and macroeconomic level in 2017 but emerged early in 2018 with a new president viewed as market-friendly and vowing to overhaul the economy. As anticipated, TV and video will be significant drivers of consumer revenue, PwC declared. Internet videos success continues to grab [...]

Naspers new video entertainment unit in SA

Naspers is bringing a video entertainment unit to run the Showmax and DStv Now services in South Africa. The video unit will also aid in developing new OTT services for the MultiChoice group. Niclas Ekdahl as CEO from 10 September 2018 will head this new unit. Niclas has over 19 years of executive leadership experience in [...]