In March, Showmax introduced live news services in Kenya. The service included international channels such as CNN International, BBC World News, Al Jazeera, Sky News, Euronews and Newszroom Africa, all accessible via the different platforms where Showmax is available.
However, Showmax has recently announced the withdrawal of live news from its platform effective immediately.
In a statement to all its subscribers, Showmax announced, “we were given access to these channels as a temporary measure in the early days of the COVID-19 crisis in order to help everyone keep up-to-date on the latest developments. As lockdown is now easing and slowly, we’re getting back to some kind of new normal, we’re going to be discontinuing the news service”.
“We’ll, of course, keep an eye on developments and if the circumstances change, we’ll do our best to step in again and play our part”.