ShowMax expands expat offering with more shows


ShowMax has, in South Africa at least, been giving streaming services like Netflix and Hulu a decent run for their money since launching just over a year ago.

At the same time, it launched a feature to provide expats with kykNET content, so that they could still enjoy local television series while living outside South Africa. It proved to be so successful, that ShowMax expanded the content into 28 countries.

Now, ShowMax wants to go one step further by broadening the content that’s on offer.

Alongside kykNET, subscribers can now watch their favourite television shows from Mzansi Magic, M-Net and Vuzu.

“Shows like Our Perfect Wedding, The Wild, Isibaya, Binnelanders and Suidooster are as uniquely South African as bunny chow and biltong. Our plan is simple – put all the best South African shows in one spot and give expats a taste of home wherever they’ve ended up. In total, we’ve got around 14,000 TV show episodes and movies,” explained Jeanne van Zyl, who heads up the expat service for ShowMax.

The additional service cost $9 per month and is available in Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.

“The challenge for South Africans abroad isn’t so much about fitting in; we’re a confident and resilient bunch who thrive almost anywhere. Where expats, especially those with kids, can struggle is keeping the language and cultural link to home. This is where ShowMax comes in,” concluded van Zyl.
Source:,za 18 August 2016