Media Centre

Media Centre

Sign up for press updates, find out more about Showmax, read press releases and download Showmax product images.

For press images, please create an account on the MultiChoice official image library.

For press queries, please contact:
Laura Cooke
Head of Communications


Showmax is an internet TV service. What sets Showmax apart is a unique combination of hit African content, first and exclusive international series, the best kids’ shows, and live sport from SuperSport. For a single monthly fee, get unlimited access. Start and stop when you want. No ads. Cancel anytime.

Stream Showmax using apps for smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, computers, media players and gaming consoles. Manage data consumption using the bandwidth capping feature. No internet? No problem – download shows to smartphones and tablets to watch later offline.

Showmax was born in 2015. The service is available throughout sub-Saharan Africa and to selected diaspora markets worldwide. For a free trial, visit

Sign up for press updates


2016 expand

January 2016

Partnership with MWEB
Showmax named Stuff Magazine's App of the Year
Downloads added to iOS

February 2016

Vouchers introduced to Game and CNA stores

March 2016

AirPlay support added to iOS
Chromecast support added to Android app
Vouchers introduced to Makro
Apple TV (4th gen) app launched

April 2016

Vouchers introduced to Incredible Connection and HiFi Corp

May 2016

Bandwidth capping introduced across all apps
Showmax expands to 36 more countries in Africa, taking total to 65 countries world-wide

June 2016

Showmax added to DStv Explora decoder

July 2016

10 million views milestone

August 2016

Profiles launched
Showmax International launched
Logo revised

September 2016

20 million views milestone

October 2016

Showmax Select launched in Kenya
M-PESA payment integration in Kenya
Add to bill introduced with Vodacom
Standard Bank uCount rewards partnership

November 2016

Peering agreement with NAPAfrica
Vodacom VOD agreement announced

December 2016

Android TV app launched

2017 expand

January 2017

Partnership with SEACOM in East Africa

February 2017

Showmax launched in Poland

May 2017

Deal with Polish mobile network Play
Showmax added to T-Mobile Poland uncapped video product

June 2017

Filming starts on 1st Showmax Original series, Tali's Wedding Diary
Partnership with Vodafone Ghana launched

August 2017

Free Wi-Fi partnership with VAST Networks
Xbox One app launched

September 2017

Showmax free to DStv Premium customers in South Africa

October 2017

PS4 app launched in South Africa

December 2017

Premiere of Saturday Night Live Polska
Premiere of Tali's Wedding Diary (Showmax Original - Africa)

2018 expand

May 2018

Premiere of Mafia Women (Showmax Original - Poland)

June 2018

PS4 app launched in Poland

August 2018

Connected Video unit formed, Niclas Ekdahl named as CEO

December 2018

Premiere of Roast of AKA in conjunction with Comedy Central

2019 expand

January 2019

Premiere of Showmax Original drama The Girl From St Agnes

February 2019

Premiere of Showmax Original comedy Trippin With Skhumba

June 2019

Sport live streaming launched

July 2019

New Nigerian service kicks off with Big Brother Naija

November 2019

Showmax Mobile launched

2020 expand

24 February 2020

Premiere of Showmax Original reality show Somizi & Mohale: The Union

7 July 2020

Showmax Pro launches in Kenya and Nigeria

6 August 2020

Premiere of Showmax Original reality show Life With Kelly Khumalo

19 August 2020

Showmax Pro launches in South Africa

November 2020

Showmax Free launches in South Africa

2 December 2020

Premiere of Showmax Original reality show Lebo M - Coming Home

2021 expand

February 2021

Premiere of Showmax Original reality show I Am Laycon
Premiere of Showmax Original series DAM
Premiere of Showmax Original series Crime and Justice
Premiere of Showmax Original series Tali's Baby Diary

April 2021

Premiere of Showmax Original series Skemerdans

May 2021

Premiere of Showmax Original series Life with Kelly Khumalo S2

June 2021

Premiere of Showmax Original reality series Uthando Lodumo

July 2021

Premiere of Showmax Original Documentary series Devilsdorp

August 2021

Premiere of Showmax Original reality series Temptation Island South Africa

October 2021

Premiere of Showmax Original West African comedy-drama series Ghana Jollof

November 2021

Premiere of Showmax Original telenovela The Wife

December 2021

Premiere of Showmax Original Afrikaans romcom Troukoors (Wedding Fever)
Release of Showmax Original Kenyan movie Baba Twins

2022 expand

January 2022

Release of Showmax Original The Real Housewives of Durban Season 2
Premiere of Kenyan Showmax Original Single Kiasi

February 2022

Premiere of Sex in Afrikaans, a Showmax Original docuseries
Release of Season 2 of Kenyan Original Crime and Justice
The Wife Season 2, Showmax's Original telenovela, landed

March 2022

The first Ghanaian Showmax Original, ENO, landed
Season 2 of Showmax Original romcom Troukoors (Wedding Fever) premiered

April 2022

Showmax Original The Real Housewives of Lagos premiered

May 2022

Living the Dream With Somizi Season 5 landed exclusively on Showmax

June 2022

Release of Showmax Original horror series Pulse
Nigerian Showmax Original Journey of the Beats launch

July 2022

Season 3 of Showmax Original Life With Kelly Khumalo released

August 2022

Mohale: On the Record, the Showmax Original tell-all interview, is released
BBNaija Season 7 lands, streaming live on Showmax
Exclusive talk show BBNaija S7: The Buzz lands on Showmax
Weekly release of Showmax Original The Wife: Behind the Veil begins
Launch of Kenyan Showmax Original County 49

September 2022

Filming of The Wife Season 3 began, slated to land in November 2022
Filming of Season 2 of DAM began, to be released in 2023
First-look trailers of Showmax Originals Blood Psalms, Steinheist and Diiche released, all set to land on Showmax in the month of September
Showmax Original docuseries Steinheist lands on 22 September
Showmax Original African epic Blood Psalms lands on 28 September
Nigerian Showmax Original limited series drops on 29 September
Season 2 of Uthando Lodumo, the reality show about Gqom superstars Mampintsha and Babes Wodumo, lands on 1 September
The finale of Life With Kelly Khumalo Season 3 drops on 27 September

October 2022

Showmax announces that 4K will be available on Showmax Pro for all 64 games of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

Free to use product images

Showmax_TV_ZAShowmax_Tablet_ZAShowmax_Phone_ZAShowmax_Phone_ZAShowmax_Laptop_ZAShowmax_Laptop_ZAShowmax Originals_PhoneShowmax Originals_PhoneShowmax_iMac_ZAShowmax Originals_LaptopShowmax Originals_LaptopShowmax Originals_TabletShowmax Originals_TVShowmax_Laptop_KEShowmax_Laptop_KEShowmax_Phone_KEShowmax_Phone_KEShowmax_Tablet_KEShowmax_TV_KEShowmax_Laptop_NGShowmax_Laptop_NGShowmax_Phone_NGShowmax_Phone_NGShowmax_TV_NGShowmax_Tablet_NGShowmax_Laptop_GHShowmax_Laptop_GH(3)Showmax_Phone_GHShowmax_Phone_GH(2)Showmax_Tablet_GHShowmax_TV_GHShowmax launches Showmax ProShowmax Pro generic

Press releases

Yellowjackets S2 is on Showmax

Winter begins to bite in Season 2 of the multi-award-winning Yellowjackets

The first two episodes of the dark, compelling, and horrifying drama Yellowjackets Season 2 land on Showmax on 1 April 2023, with new episodes on Saturdays.

Succession Season 4 is only on Showmax in Africa

The Roy kids could lose it all in Succession Season 4

Brian Cox, who plays ageing mogul and patriarch Logan Roy, explains why his character’s children might not be the ones to end up on top in Succession Season 4.

Adulting launch on Showmax

“A bromance like you’ve never seen before”: Adulting is now streaming on Showmax

The 18SN drama follows four friends who met in varsity, each on a very different journey. Watch Adulting only on Showmax. 

Flag zaMade in South Africa

“School lets us down” – Sex and Pleasure co-host on sex ed

“School lets us down” – Sex and Pleasure co-host on sex ed

Showmax Original Sex and Pleasure is now streaming, and it promises to take a long, hard look at topics most of us shy away from. 

Flag zaMade in South Africa

Sol Phenduka in an orange shirt with a bunch of black balloons, getting ready to host the reunion of This Body Works for Me on Showmax

Sol Phenduka to host This Body Works For Me reunion

After a jaw-dropping season that ended on a cliff-hanger, This Body Works For Me wraps up with a reunion hosted by Sol Phenduka to stream from 8 March 2023.

Flag zaMade in South Africa

Banner showing the logos of MultiChoice, Showmax, Comcast, NBCUniversal and Sky

MultiChoice and Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Sky partner to create leading streaming service in Africa

Partnership offers growth opportunity in Africa, building on MultiChoice’s footprint across 50 markets, its excellent execution track record on the continent and the successful Showmax brand.

Cast of Adulting, the Showmax Original drama

Showmax releases first trailer for Adulting, “the bromance of the decade”

Adulting explores the parallel universes of four varsity friends. Their strong bond has held them together even as their journeys in life have taken them in very different directions.

Flag zaMade in South Africa

Rise The Siya Kolisi Story coming to Showmax

Rise: The Siya Kolisi Story comes to Showmax and Showmax Pro

From March 2023, Rise: The Siya Kolisi Story will be available for streaming for all Showmax and Showmax Pro subscribers.

Flag zaSouth African

Never miss a beat

Video not found
Video not found