Showmax is reducing its mobile subscription fees by 20% for access to the full Showmax catalogue on a single mobile device from Ksh 380 to Ksh 300.
“We know that consumers are under pressure at the moment and we believe this change will be appreciated by our mobile customers as will the decision not to increase any of our other prices. We have our most exciting slate of Showmax Originals this year and look forward to more of our subscribers enjoying our proudly African stories.” Yolisa Phahle, MultiChoice Group CEO for Connected Video said on the price change.
The mobile versions of Showmax and Showmax Pro are designed for anyone who only watches on a mobile device like a phone or tablet. The cost for Showmax pro will be retained at Ksh 2,100 and Ksh 1,050 for Showmax pro mobile.
Promotional bundles will be unaffected by this change.
Showmax Pro bundles the existing Showmax entertainment offering with music channels, news, and live sports streaming from SuperSport. Live sport featured on Showmax Pro includes all Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, and PSL games as well as a wide range of live sports events including athletics, professional boxing, and the world’s biggest marathons. Showmax Pro also includes a selection of live news channels, such as SABC News (South Africa only), Euronews, Africanews and Newzroom Afrika.
So far this year, the company has released four Showmax Originals: the follow-up to the very popular Tali’s Wedding Diary: Tali’s Baby Diary; the small-town psychological thriller DAM; the Kenyan police procedural Crime and Justice, a co-production with CANAL+; and reality series I Am LAYCON, Nigeria’s first Showmax Original, featuring Big Brother Naija Season 5 winner, Lekan Agbeleshe aka Laycon.
Other Showmax Originals on the way in 2021 include the Cape Flats neo-noir murder mystery Skemerdans; Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha’s reality series Uthando Lodumo; a second co-production with CANAL+, Blood Psalms, an epic series based on ancient African mythology; and its first international reality TV series format, Temptation Island.
Additional versions of the on demand video streaming platform include the Standard versions which are ideal for Showmax subscribers who use more than one device to watch, like a laptop or computer, or a smart TV, or for families who want to stream two shows concurrently.