ShowMax expands SVoD service across Africa

Monday 16 May 2016 | 11:35 CET | News
The South African internet TV service owned by Naspers, ShowMax has officially launched its online TV services to 36 countries across sub-Saharan Africa. The company originally launched in August 2015 with what it claims is the largest subscription video on demand catalogue on the continent. The sub-Saharan service costs USD 7.99 per month for unlimited viewing. The catalogue includes approximately 15,000 TV show episodes and movies, totaling almost 10,000 hours of viewing. The service includes a Kiswahili language section and a Nollywood section, as well as an African Film section that

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Naspers
Countries: Africa
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