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The epic story behind Band of Brothers is epic

A blockbuster 10-part series that depicted one of the greatest units of soldiers ever is one of the greatest ensample cast series ever produced. This really is television at its best.

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New York’s finest: Sex and the City

Sarah Jessica Parker’s onscreen portrayal of the New York sex columnist Carrie and her equally empowered girl gang was a turning point for how women were depicted.

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Why Shameless is so hopeful

As much as we hate an alcoholic father for abandoning his kids in Chicago, their fortitude and resilience are reminders of how great humanity can be. Start watching Shameless now on Showmax.

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Buyer Beware! Are you sure it’s not an illicit streaming device?

With the increased professionalism of pirates, some consumers may not realise they’ve bought an illicit streaming device.

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The biggest bang

Inheriting the Earth was never geekier than it is today.

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Is the tide turning against online pirates?

Pirates move at internet speed. Unhindered by rules and regulations they continually adapt, leaving the content owners, media industry and legal institutions to play catchup … But in the last month or so there are more examples of how the tide might be starting to turn against the pirates.

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The show that started the binge-watching revolution

The Collins word of the year in 2015, now not only is binge-watching part of the dictionary, but it’s also a big part of our lives.

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Internet TV: can we all just get along?

What’s attracting people to internet TV? Amongst other things, binge-watching is a big deal. 73% of US consumers, and nearly 90% of Millennials and Gen Z, say they binge-watch content.

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7 keys to mobile success in high-growth markets

To deliver successful mobile services in emerging markets, understanding local nuances and developing suitable business models are key.

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Introducing the Showmax Soapbox. SFW?

We’ve added an opinion section to our blog. SFW?

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HDR content: Why you’re going to want it

Content creators and distributors are as excited about HDR as TV manufacturers are. But should you be paying attention, or is it just another marketing gimmick?

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How fibre has changed my life

When I first heard my neighbourhood was getting fibre, I filled out a pre-order immediately. I followed the time frames, sent emails, made follow up calls… everything you can think of to show my interest. After months of waiting, I was finally connected in July 2016.

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Infographic: When it comes to piracy – the world needs a tutor

New data from the largest consumer piracy survey ever conducted found that 52% of consumers around the globe watch pirated video content.

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