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ShowMax

Broadcast on: Online
Active from: 19 Aug 2015

About

ShowMax is a subscription video on demand internet service which can be accessed via web browser, smartphones, tablets and selected smart TVs, offering a wide range of movies and television series, both local and international.

AVAILABILITY

South Africa

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Best series and movies. Online. Anytime.

ABOUT

Combining more than 12,000 hours / 20,000 episodes of series and movies and as well as local content, ShowMax delivers a subscription video on demand service.

With a catalogue spanning major production studios from across the globe, the cost at launch was R99 per month. The service delivers a wide range of video entertainment for smart devices.

ShowMax aims to be "Africa's video on demand powerhouse blending local knowledge and international expertise to give an unparalleled video entertainment experience".

Subscribers to the service sign up for ShowMax on their website and watch via web browser on laptop and desktop computer, via iOS and Android apps on smartphones and tablets, and via apps on certain Samsung and LG smart TVs.

Shortly after launch in August 2015, ShowMax secured several region-exclusive television series including the Sundance Channel drama Rectify and a selection of dramas from ITV Studios, including Jekyll & Hyde, Good Witch and Texas Rising.


Latest Updated Shows

Arsenaal

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Channel: SABC2, kykNET, SABC3, kykNET & kie, ShowMax
Summary: Action thriller which tells the story of Jack Degenaar, a former professor and publisher who suddenly becomes the prime suspect in a murder case.
Starring: Ian Roberts, Elzette Maarschalk, Dirk Stoltz


The Newsroom

Genre: Drama, Comedy-Drama
Channel: M-Net, M-Net Series, ShowMax, M-Net Series Zone, M-Net Edge
Summary: A behind-the-scenes look at a high-rated cable-news program at the fictional ACN Network, focusing on the on- and off-camera lives of its staff.
Starring: Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, John Gallagher, Jr.


The Good Wife

Genre: Drama
Channel: M-Net, M-Net Series, SABC3, ShowMax, M-Net Series Zone, M-Net City, M-Net Family
Summary: A wife and mother must assume full responsibility for her family and re-enter the workforce after her husband's public scandal lands him in jail.
Starring: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi


Latest Articles

ShowMax now available on the DStv Explora

13 Jun 2016 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: DStv
VOD service ShowMax has been added as a feature for internet-connected Exploras.


Content specialist positions at ShowMax

29 Oct 2015 | Written by: TVSA Team | From: TV Jobs
New VOD service ShowMax is looking to hire two content specialists to select shows and movies for the platform.


ShowMax boosts TV offering with 125 hours of shows

09 Oct 2015 | Written by: Tashi | From: Tashi's TV
Good Witch, Texas Rising and Rectify. A look at the shows coming to ShowMax that aren't on any of our channels.


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