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BET Africa partners with KZN Film Commission
BET Africa partners with KZN Film CommissionArticle

With the aim of bringing authentic local stories to screen for audiences across Africa, BET Africa and KZN Film Commission (KZNFC) have formed a partnership...

4 May 2021

MultiChoice's Showmax invests in African content for growth
MultiChoice's Showmax invests in African content for growthArticle

NAIROBI, Kenya - MultiChoice's online streaming platform Showmax is investing in producing its own local content for African audiences as it competes for their attention against Netflix on the continent, a senior executive told Reuters...

Omar Mohammed 29 Apr 2021

South African content making waves internationally, from Annie to Bafta nominations
South African content making waves internationally, from Annie to Bafta nominationsArticle

Moffie has a big weekend coming up: producer Jack Sidey is nominated for an Outstanding Debut Bafta (British Academy Film Awards) and the critically acclaimed war movie is being released in the USA at select cinemas and streaming platforms by IFC Films...

Issued by Showmax 9 Apr 2021

White Star continues to keep the local beat alive!
White Star continues to keep the local beat alive!Article

White Star's Shay'na ngeWhite Star (Shine with White Star) 2021 campaign kicks off in April and promises to continue to lend much-needed support to local artists...

Issued by OnPoint PR 9 Apr 2021

Universal Music Group, Boomplay expand license across Africa
Universal Music Group, Boomplay expand license across AfricaArticle

Universal Music Group and African streaming service Boomplay have expanded their license to cover 47 countries across the continent...

17 Mar 2021

Tali's Baby Diary: 'The best South African TV show of 2021 so far'
Tali's Baby Diary: 'The best South African TV show of 2021 so far'Article

The first four episodes of Tali's Baby Diary, the long-awaited sequel to Tali's Wedding Diary, are now streaming on Showmax...

Issued by Showmax 1 Mar 2021

Showmax original Dam now streaming; drawing comparisons to HBO's The Outsider
Showmax original Dam now streaming; drawing comparisons to HBO's The OutsiderArticle

The Showmax original Dam, a small-town psychological thriller set in the Eastern Cape, is now available to binge...

Issued by Showmax 24 Feb 2021

Showmax licenses first international reality TV series format: Temptation Island
Showmax licenses first international reality TV series format: Temptation IslandArticle

African streaming service Showmax has licensed its first international reality TV series format, Temptation Island...

Issued by Showmax 22 Feb 2021

First-look trailer: twisty and twisted new Showmax original Dam
First-look trailer: twisty and twisted new Showmax original DamArticle

Showmax has just released a first-look trailer for the Showmax original Dam, a small-town psychological thriller premiering Monday, 22 February 2021...

Issued by Showmax 29 Jan 2021

Showmax launches 3 for 1 special offer across Africa
Showmax launches 3 for 1 special offer across AfricaArticle

From 21 January until 31 March 2021, customers who take up the Showmax three for one deal will pay for a one-month subscription and receive an additional two months...

Issued by Showmax 28 Jan 2021

The Real Housewives of Durban now coming first and exclusive to Showmax
The Real Housewives of Durban now coming first and exclusive to ShowmaxArticle

The Real Housewives of Durban (RHOD) will now launch first and exclusive to Showmax rather than 1Magic on 29 January 2021, with new episodes following every Friday...

Issued by Showmax 19 Jan 2021

Africa's #YouTubeBlackVoices Creator Class of 2021 named
Africa's #YouTubeBlackVoices Creator Class of 2021 namedArticle

The inaugural class of African content creators set to receive a grant from the #YouTubeBlackVoices Fund for the development of their YouTube channels have been announced...

14 Jan 2021

The top South African series on Netflix in 2020
The top South African series on Netflix in 2020Article

Streaming giant Netflix has released South African viewing habits for the year, along with the most popular South African content on the platform...

Wiehahn Diederichs 28 Dec 2020

African films and series that made waves internationally in 2020
African films and series that made waves internationally in 2020Article

Zog, The Snail and the Whale, Rafiki, Moffie, Buddha in Africa, Yvonne Orji: Momma, I Made It and more...

Issued by Showmax 15 Dec 2020

From a Tiger King to an Octopus Teacher - Netflix reveals what South Africans watched in 2020
From a Tiger King to an Octopus Teacher - Netflix reveals what South Africans watched in 2020Article

Netflix reveals the films and series South Africans have been watching in 2020 - a year in which we've spent more time on the streaming platform.

10 Dec 2020

Rogue: It's Megan Fox vs lion and al-Shabab in new Showmax film
Rogue: It's Megan Fox vs lion and al-Shabab in new Showmax filmArticle

Showmax has just released Rogue, starring Teen Choice winner and People's Choice nominee Megan Fox (Transformers, Jennifer's Body) as Sam O'Hara, who leads a team of mercenaries on a mission to rescue an ambassador's daughter kidnapped by al-Shabaab...

Issued by Showmax 4 Dec 2020

The Snapplify Foundation, iSchoolAfrica and Saray Khumalo partner to make profound impact on education
The Snapplify Foundation, iSchoolAfrica and Saray Khumalo partner to make profound impact on educationArticle

The Snapplify Foundation has joined iSchoolAfrica and award-winning mountaineer Saray Khumalo in setting up nine digital libraries for disadvantaged schools across South Africa's nine provinces...

Issued by Snapplify 26 Nov 2020

Partnership provides 9 digital libraries for disadvantaged schools
Partnership provides 9 digital libraries for disadvantaged schoolsArticle

Disadvantaged schools across nine South African provinces have received access to literacy and learning with the opening of nine digital libraries, courtesy of a partnership between The Snapplify Foundation, iSchoolAfrica and award-winning mountaineer Saray Khumalo...

25 Nov 2020

How can brands smash stereotypes?
How can brands smash stereotypes?Article

Brands have experienced several marketing blunders over the years, even midst a global pandemic...

Cheryl Reddy 13 Nov 2020

Lea Vivier, Pallance Dladla star in Dam, a new Showmax original psychological thriller
Lea Vivier, Pallance Dladla star in Dam, a new Showmax original psychological thrillerArticle

Filming has wrapped on the Showmax original Dam, a small-town psychological thriller shot in the Eastern Cape...

Issued by Showmax 12 Nov 2020

Stream Showmax without a subscription
Stream Showmax without a subscriptionArticle

Showmax has introduced a subscription-free streaming service in South Africa. Showmax Free features a hand-picked content slate that gives customers an opportunity to sample some of Showmax's award-winning entertainment...

Issued by Showmax 11 Nov 2020

Telkom, SABC partner to launch new streaming channel TelkomONE
Telkom, SABC partner to launch new streaming channel TelkomONEArticle

The five-year partnership will showcase some of South Africa's most-watched TV programmes and most listened to radio platforms on one online platform...

9 Nov 2020

Showmax Original Skemerdans to launch in 2021
Showmax Original Skemerdans to launch in 2021Article

The Showmax Original Skemerdans is currently in production in Cape Town. The Cape Flats neo-noir is expected to launch on Showmax in 2021...

Issued by Showmax 22 Oct 2020

Key points of Audio and Audio-visual Content Services Policy Framework
Key points of Audio and Audio-visual Content Services Policy FrameworkArticle

The Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) released a White Paper containing a framework for the provision of audio and audio-visual content services on 9 October 2020. The DCDT invites interested parties to comment on the proposals outlined in the White Paper by 30 November 2020...

Peter Grealy, Nozipho Mngomezulu, Karl Blom and Wendy Tembedza 20 Oct 2020

White Star steps in to keep the local beat alive!
White Star steps in to keep the local beat alive!Article

Iconic maize brand launches ground-breaking campaign to support local music and artists...

Issued by OnPoint PR 14 Oct 2020

Why critics are calling 'wildly original' Lovecraft Country 'a masterpiece'Article

Watch episodes one to four of Lovecraft Country on Showmax now, with episodes five to eight coming 6 October and episodes nine and 10 coming 20 October 2020, just after the US finale...

Issued by Showmax 22 Sep 2020

Showmax announces co-productions: Megan Fox action movie and Canal+ epic in ancient Africa
Showmax announces co-productions: Megan Fox action movie and Canal+ epic in ancient AfricaArticle

African streaming service Showmax has announced two new international co-productions: Jahmil XT Qubeka and Layla Swart's epic African mythology series Blood Psalms, with Canal+ International, and the Megan Fox action movie Rogue...

Issued by Showmax 2 Sep 2020

2020 Durban FilmMart to look at African content in the new normal
2020 Durban FilmMart to look at African content in the new normalArticle

The 2020 Durban FilmMart, which will take place online from 4 to 13 September, will take a special look at African content in the new normal...

13 Aug 2020

Life With Kelly Khumalo in the age of Covid-19: single parenting with two banned businesses
Life With Kelly Khumalo in the age of Covid-19: single parenting with two banned businessesArticle

"The woman that you see in front of you is self-made," says Kelly Khumalo in the opening sequence of her reality show, now streaming on Showmax...

Issued by Showmax 7 Aug 2020

Durban FilmMart announces 2020 Virtual Edition programme
Durban FilmMart announces 2020 Virtual Edition programmeArticle

The programme for the 11th Durban FilmMart (DFM) Virtual Edition has been announced. The Durban FilmMart (DFM) Virtual Edition is set to take place from 4 to 13 September 2020...

4 Aug 2020

Implications of the Draft Films and Publications Amendment Regulations for online distributors
Implications of the Draft Films and Publications Amendment Regulations for online distributorsArticle

The draft Films and Publications Amendment Regulations 2020 (Regulations) which were recently published for public comment in South Africa, have significant implications for online distributors in their current form. The Regulations apply to the sale, hiring and streaming of content on various digital platforms in South Africa...

Janet MacKenzie and Reinhardt Biermann 30 Jul 2020

More Showmax Originals on the way, including Kelly Khumalo reality series and Tali's Baby Diary
More Showmax Originals on the way, including Kelly Khumalo reality series and Tali's Baby DiaryArticle

MultiChoice has announced four upcoming Showmax Originals, building on the success of Tali's Wedding Diary, The Girl From St. Agnes and Somizi & Mohale: The Union, which all set first-day viewing records on the streaming platform...

Issued by Showmax 15 Jul 2020

Showmax launches new live-streaming service
Showmax launches new live-streaming serviceArticle

Showmax is launching a new service, Showmax Pro, which bundles the existing Showmax entertainment service with music channels, news, and live sport streaming from SuperSport. Showmax Pro features all Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and PSL games, as well as a wide range of other live sport events. The service will initially roll out in Nigeria and Kenya, with additional countries following shortly after...

Issued by Showmax 8 Jul 2020

Motherland: Fort Salem
Motherland: Fort SalemArticle

The first season of fantasy drama Motherland: Fort Salem is now available to binge first on Showmax...

Issued by Showmax 5 Jun 2020

SA actress Jessica Sutton stars in Motherland: Fort Salem series; just renewed by Freeform
SA actress Jessica Sutton stars in Motherland: Fort Salem series; just renewed by FreeformArticle

The first season of fantasy drama Motherland: Fort Salem is now available to binge first on Showmax...

Issued by Showmax 4 Jun 2020

Hobbs & Shaw: The fast, furious, butt-kicking action-fest now on Showmax
Hobbs & Shaw: The fast, furious, butt-kicking action-fest now on ShowmaxArticle

Three words: Johnson. Statham. Elba. The only thing more satisfying than watching Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham whup each other's asses is watching them team up to whup someone else's...

Issued by Showmax 28 May 2020

Travel Africa with 26 iconic movies on Showmax this Africa Month
Travel Africa with 26 iconic movies on Showmax this Africa MonthArticle

The borders are closed, but that doesn't mean you can't explore your continent this Africa Day, thanks to this starter guide to classic African films on Showmax...

Issued by Showmax 27 May 2020

The L Word is back - and Generation Q is already up for top LGBTIA+ awards
The L Word is back - and Generation Q is already up for top LGBTIA+ awardsArticle

The L Word: Generation Q, nominated for a 2020 Queerty Award for Best TV Series and a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series, is now streaming first on Showmax...

Issued by Showmax 25 May 2020

The Magicians: Escape the pandemic to the magical land of Fillory
The Magicians: Escape the pandemic to the magical land of FilloryArticle

The fifth and final season of The Magicians is now available to binge first on Showmax. Season 5 has a 100% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is "without a doubt a satisfying conclusion to an amazing five-year series," according to TV Fanatic...

Issued by Showmax 22 May 2020

Andrea Savage's comedy, I'm Sorry, is the couch therapy you need right now
Andrea Savage's comedy, I'm Sorry, is the couch therapy you need right nowArticle

Season 2 of I'm Sorry is now streaming first on Showmax, just in time for all of us who feel like we either need to laugh or cry right now...

Issued by Showmax 21 May 2020

Showmax viewing trends during lockdown
Showmax viewing trends during lockdownArticle

The Covid-19 situation has significantly impacted viewing behaviour on Showmax with play events now more than double pre-crisis peaks...

Issued by MultiChoice Connected Video 8 Apr 2020

Splashy Fen goes virtual with Lockdown Live
Splashy Fen goes virtual with Lockdown LiveArticle

The Splashy Fen Music Festival has gone virtual with Lockdown Live - which will take place from 9 to 11 April 2020. Over the course of the three days, fans can enjoy a selection of live music, streamed from each musician's home or private studio...

7 Apr 2020

Double the horror as fresh blood comes to Showmax
Double the horror as fresh blood comes to ShowmaxArticle

Two freaky new South African horror movies have just descended on Showmax: Jaco Bouwer's Rage and Beer Adriaanse's Parable...

Issued by MultiChoice Connected Video 2 Apr 2020

Truth is stranger than fiction in documentary Three Identical Strangers
Truth is stranger than fiction in documentary Three Identical StrangersArticle

What if you had a secret sibling you never knew existed? What if you had two? The much-talked-about documentary movie, Three Identical Strangers, now streaming on Showmax, poses these questions and many more...

Issued by MultiChoice Connected Video 31 Mar 2020

Controversial series imagines if Africa ruled the world
Controversial series imagines if Africa ruled the worldArticle

Noughts + Crosses is a controversial six-part BBC One series that has just started screening on Showmax and M-Net, with new episodes every Thursday night from 11.30pm...

Issued by MultiChoice Connected Video 31 Mar 2020

Westworld knocks it out the park in season 3
Westworld knocks it out the park in season 3Article

Season three of Westworld is now out, with new episodes coming to us express from the US every Monday, at 10.30pm on M-Net and from 11.30 on Showmax...

Issued by MultiChoice Connected Video 27 Mar 2020

Zac & Mia: Award-winning hospital romance now on Showmax
Zac & Mia: Award-winning hospital romance now on ShowmaxArticle

Watch Zac & Mia season one and two on Showmax...

Issued by MultiChoice Connected Video 26 Mar 2020

All the chills, all the feels, and the cop we've always wanted in Emergence, now on Showmax
All the chills, all the feels, and the cop we've always wanted in Emergence, now on ShowmaxArticle

Emergence, one of Rotten Tomatoes' five best-reviewed sci-fi and fantasy shows of 2019 (and top 50 shows overall for the year), is now streaming on Showmax...

Issued by Showmax 11 Mar 2020

#FairnessFirst: Imagining a more diverse industry with D&AD CEO Patrick Burgoyne
#FairnessFirst: Imagining a more diverse industry with D&AD CEO Patrick BurgoyneArticle

D&AD CEO Patrick Burgoyne on the trend towards creativity for social good, the importance of diversity in the creative industry and changes in the business of design...

Jessica Tennant 2 Mar 2020

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