African SVOD service gets in The QYou

Naspsers-owned South African subscription video-on-demand provider ShowMax has teamed up with short-form best-of-the-internet channel The QYou to curate a series of shows in East Africa. ShowMax has selected The QYou to increase its reach among millennial audiences through the launch of a new series, Q Hits, that features a curation of short-form online videos. The […]

Naspers ‘preps international SVOD service’

Africa-based media giant Naspers is going to roll out its Showmax SVOD service in a raft of new territories, according to numerous reports. Naspers, which runs the Multichoice African pay TV platform, announced its much-anticipated Showmax streaming service in August. At the launch, Showmax management said it was being “unashamedly ambitious” and had big plans […]

‘Unashamedly ambitious’ Netflix rival launches

South African SVOD platform ShowMax has launched with “more than a year’s continuous viewing” for customers as aims it “change the game” for on-demand in the territory. The Naspers-backed service will have complex box-sets of big hitter HBO shows Game of Thrones, Entourage and The Wire, CBS talk series The Late, Late Show with James […]

Naspers aims to head off Netflix with rival

Multichoice-owner Naspers is attempting to head of Netflix with a new SVOD service for the African market. Multichoice’s pay TV service covers sub-Saharan Africa and local reports suggest Naspers is set to announce a new streaming service and launch ahead of Netflix. US-based Netflix is rolling out internationally, and expected to hit South Africa this […]

Boss of Multichoice owner resigns

Eben Greyling, the CEO of South African conglomerate Naspers’ pay TV arm, owner of MultiChoice, has resigned to pursue new interests after more than 18 years with the group. Greyling will be replaced by Jim Volkwyn, who was previously head of the group’s pay TV division before taking early retirement. According to Naspers, Greyling will […]