Showmax Pro to be shut down: MultiChoice shuts down sports streaming service

In the latest news, it was reported that Showmax Pro is going to be shut down shortly. You are required to read the article for more details and information about the same. Follow us around for all the insights and fresh updates.

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Showmax Pro to be shut down

Recently, the MultiChoice Group announced that will phase out Showmax Pro ahead of the planned relaunch of the Showmax platform. As for your information, Showmax Pro is a streaming service available for Showmax subscribers in Africa that bundles the existing Showmax entertainment offering with music channels, news, and live sports streaming from SuperSport. In 2022, the live sport featured on Showmax Pro includes every game of the FIFA World Cup Qatar and all Premier League, Serie A, Laliga, and DSTV Premiership games. In this, when your life is over, you can enjoy magazine shows, sports documentaries, and recent sporting highlights. It also includes a selection of live news channels such as SABC News, Euronews, Africanews, and Newzroom Afrika.

It was believed that Showmax Pro countries include Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Mauritius, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. It is also available in the rest of Africa including Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comores, Republic of Congo, Cote, DRC, Djibouti, and many more. In a recent update, MultiChoice Group has announced that it will phase out Showmax Pro ahead of the planned relaunch of the Showmax platform by the end of the year. Moreover, MultiChoice explained that with the upcoming relaunch of Showmax, its sports offering will focus exclusively on Premier League football which it described as the most-watched football league in Africa.

Unfortunately, Showmax Pro will no longer be available for subscription from October 1. However, the changes come as MultiChoice prepares for a significant overhaul of Showmax expected by the year’s end. Reportedly, in March MultiChoice announced that NBC Universal would attain a 30% stake in Showmax as part of a plan to build the leading internet video streaming platform in Africa. Significantly, the Showmax version 2 will launch in the fourth quarter with a broader line-up of content, a better product offering, a better user interface, and more streams on live sport and will be pinned by the English Premier League. However, Showmax will remain a separate offering varied from DStv and appealing to a streaming population that continues to grow.

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