MultiChoice closing Showmax Pro
September 29, 2023
By Chris Forrester
African pay-TV broadcaster MultiChoice says it will phase out its Showmax Pro transmissions ahead of the planned relaunch of Showmax towards the end of the year.
MultiChoice has written to subscribers saying: “With the upcoming relaunch of Showmax, our sport offering will focus exclusively on the Premier League, the most popular football league on the continent, and Showmax Pro in its current form will be phased out by 30 November 2023. Existing Showmax Pro subscribers in select markets will be able to stream even more live sport from SuperSport, a wide variety of live channels and more with an exclusive DStv Stream and Showmax bundle deal.”
“We want to make sure that our Showmax Pro customers are still able to access the sport they love. As part of this product change, existing Showmax Pro customers in South Africa will be offered a DStv Compact Plus Stream package at the same price as Showmax Pro. In countries in the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, existing Showmax Pro subscribers will be offered a DStv Stream package at the same price as Showmax Pro, which will also give access to even more live sport from SuperSport including the Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A and additional sport like the NBA, NFL and UFC via the DStv Stream app. This includes live-streaming of a variety of live channels, access the full catalogue of DStv video-on-demand library, as well as full access to Showmax’s entertainment catalogue,” stated MultiChoice.
DStv Stream deals are currently available in 10 African markets only at this stage, namely South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Botswana, Namibia, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.