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Showmax to live-stream Bafana Bafana AFCON games

Showmax has announced it has plans to live-stream all of Bafana Bafana’s AFCON football matches.

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Showmax sport streaming – all the details

As of today, sport is officially up and running on Showmax in South Africa. Not only magazine shows and highlights clips, but a whole new capability to live-stream games. 

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Deon Meyer’s Trackers to be adapted into international series

The television adaptation of internationally acclaimed author Deon Meyer’s crime novel Trackers marks the beginning of a new era in high-end African storytelling.

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What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali now streaming on Showmax

What’s My Name: Muhammad Ali, HBO’s two-part documentary on the three-time heavyweight champion of the world, is now streaming on Showmax, just a month after its world premiere at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.

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Arctic genre-buster Fortitude will give you the chills

Season 3 of the creepy Nordic Noir thriller is now streaming first and only on Showmax.

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5 reasons to binge the BAFTA-winning Patrick Melrose

Patrick Melrose, winner of Best Mini-Series at The British Academy TV Awards (BAFTAs) in May 2019, is now streaming first on Showmax in South Africa.

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The second season of Emmy-winning killer comedy Barry is only on Showmax

Bill Hader on the hitman-turned-amateur-actor: “His job is in the shadows and he wants to live in the spotlight. And that doesn’t work.” Find out how Barry fares in Season 2, only on Showmax.

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4 reasons to binge-watch Ben Stiller’s prison-break drama series

Escape at Dannemora stars Patricia Arquette as a prison warder, and Benicio Del Toro and Paul Dano as her inmate lovers. Based on a true story.

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Watch the rise and fall of the youngest self-made female billionaire in the world

HBO’s “enthralling”, “must-watch” documentary The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley is now streaming on Showmax.

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Fall under the spell of A Discovery of Witches

A Discovery of Witches, the most watched series of 2018 on Sky One and the most successful title by far in the history of Sundance Now, is now streaming first on Showmax in Africa.

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7 of the best local hits to stream now

We’ve put together a catch-up guide to the best of SA on Showmax this April, from festival-favourite films to award-winning documentaries to weekly express episodes of SAFTA-winning series.

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Will Ferrell’s No Activity is like Waiting for Godot in a cop car, but way funnier

“Sh*t happens. Eventually.” This is the tagline for this brilliant comedy series that has no right to be as funny as it is. S1-2 are now streaming first and only on Showmax.

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5 reasons to binge A Very English Scandal

A Very English Scandal, nominated as Best Limited Series at The Golden Globes, the BAFTAs and The Critics Choice Awards this year, is now streaming on Showmax.

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5 reasons Supa Modo will be your new favourite film

The multi-award-winning Kenyan superhero film is now streaming first on Showmax in Africa.

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7 things to know about Salesman, this week’s star in Trippin With Skhumba

Salesman takes us on a journey to his childhood home in Mabopane township outside Pretoria – as well as the tavern that gave him his break, the stage he was sjambokked on, the stokvel he still gives money to, and the freeway he nearly died on…

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The best burns from the Roast of AKA

The Comedy Central Roast of AKA in partnership with Showmax is now available to stream, uncut and uncensored, only on Showmax.

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5 things to know about Xhosa comedian Siya Seya

In the second episode of the Showmax Original Trippin With Skhumba, the comedian drives over 1 000 kilometres from Jozi in his CaraCara to visit Siya Seya in the Xhosa comedian’s hometown of Port Elizabeth.

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“It’s a whole new ball game”: Liev Schreiber on Ray Donovan S6

See how the series reinvents itself as its builds to an explosive finale that Vulture called “one of the best episodes in the show’s history.” Season 6 of Ray Donovan is first and only on Showmax.

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Showmax becomes first streaming service to win at SAFTAs

At the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) this weekend, the debut Showmax Original, Tali’s Wedding Diary, won five awards – the most of any TV comedy. This marked the first time a streaming service had won at the SAFTAs.

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6 things to know about Mashabela Galane

In the first episode of the new Showmax Original, Skhumba joins Mashabela on a road trip to his hometown: Moletjie village in Limpopo.

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Season 4 of The Magicians is in unwritten territory – and it’s spellbinding

The first four episodes of the fourth season of the cult adult fantasy series are now first and only on Showmax, with new episodes arriving express from the US. Here’s what sets this new season apart.

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SA film students break into video-on-demand business

A recent deal between the video-on-demand service Showmax and African film school AFDA is set to showcase local talent in an entirely new way, with 18 of the best locally made student short films now available for streaming.

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Comedy Central celebrates Africa’s stars with new panelists for the Roast of AKA

Davido, Pierre van Pletzen and Moshe Ndiki are the three wise men who are preparing to unite the African continent while poking fun at AKA at the upcoming Roast, which will hit Showmax uncut and uncensored on 12 March 2019.

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Debut Showmax Original is the most nominated comedy at the SAFTAs

The comedy series Tali’s Wedding Diary, which premiered in December 2017, marked the first time Showmax ventured into producing its own content. With the series earning seven SAFTA nominations this year, it’s clear that the gamble paid off.

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