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ShowMax takes first step into Europe

Naspers-owned video-on-demand platform ShowMax has made its debut in a European country, launching services in Poland on Wednesday. The Warsaw-based team responsible for the expansion is led

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Naspers launches ShowMax in Kenya

Naspers’s video-on-demand service, ShowMax, has gone live in Kenya, with the company introducing a new, lower-priced tier, called ShowMax Select, in the East African nation that costs US$3/month (about R45/month). ShowMax Premium, priced at

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Icann set to terminate Naspers domains

South Africa’s Naspers, and its subsidiary MultiChoice, may soon forfeit the generic top-level domains they applied for in 2012. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, better known as Icann

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Offline viewing comes to ShowMax

Streaming provider ShowMax has added the ability to download shows when subscribers have patchy access to the Internet. The company said on Monday that its subscribers on the Android platform would have the option to download content to watch offline

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ShowMax to develop original programming

Naspers’s new online video-on-demand platform ShowMax will develop original programming content, its GM, John Kotsaftis, revealed at the launch in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Kotsaftis

Duncan McLeod
ShowMax, Netflix and SA’s disrupted TV future

The television entertainment industry in South Africa is in for significant disruption in the next 18 months. And couch potatoes look set to be the biggest beneficiaries as competition intensifies between traditional broadcasters and new Internet streaming providers

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ShowMax is Naspers’s Netflix rival

ShowMax is the name of Naspers’s Netflix rival, which will be launched to the media in Johannesburg next Wednesday. That’s according to a report on the entertainment news website Channel24, which is owned by Naspers subsidiary Media24. According

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Naspers to launch Netflix rival

Media and technology group Naspers is said to be planning a video-on-demand rival to Netflix, and may be intending to announce the new service at a media conference in South Africa as early as next week. Naspers owns MultiChoice, which operates

Duncan McLeod
The revolution will be televised

Driven by the rise of broadband, the era of linear television broadcasting will draw to a rapid close in the next decade. New media empires will be built on the back of this change. Established broadcasters that don’t adapt will crumble. A revolution is at hand — a revolution that is going

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DStv to launch Catch Up Plus

DStv parent MultiChoice will never attempt to prosecute anyone in South Africa subscribing to international streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu, which don’t operate in the country. Many South African consumers

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