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Update – 14 June 2019: Showmax is now streaming sport. Read all about it 

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. It’s a first for Showmax that taps into the growing streaming-only customer segment. The price of Showmax remains unchanged at R99 per month.


Here at Showmax, we’ve heard that question a lot lately, for obvious reasons. The World Cup has just kicked off and the Springboks are playing a home series against England.

We’ve got good news: while Showmax doesn’t have live sport on the platform, we do have a whole lot of sports documentaries for fans to watch in between games. Here are just some of the titles for subscribers to stream or download.

Sports documentaries on Showmax

Whether football, rugby or cricket is your passion, Showmax offers loads of ways to boost your knowledge about your favourite teams, players and sports.


Watch these inspiring documentaries between World Cup games to get your football fix.

Men in the Arena, First on Showmax

Men in the Arena is First on Showmax
Image: Gravitas

Their country has been devastated by war. But two friends have big dreams, taking them to the Somali national football team and beyond, against all odds. Watch now »

We Must Go

We Must Go on Showmax
Image: Gravitas

In 2012, the Egyptian national football team got a new coach and the ambition to qualify for the 2014 World Cup, finally told in this inspiring new documentary. Watch now »

Football’s Greatest

Football's Greatest on Showmax

Ronaldinho. Alan Shearer. Thierry Henry. Each episode in this 2017 documentary series gives you an inside look at the lives and careers of these phenomenal football legends. Watch now »


Ronaldo on Showmax

Follow the world’s best footballer during his 2014-2015 season in this unfiltered look into what makes Ronaldo the person, the friend, the family man and the champion. Watch now »

FIFA World Cup Shocks

FIFA World Cup documentaries on Showmax
Image: Supersport

Relive some of the biggest shocks in the World Cup, when underdog teams went on to claim spectacular victories – from North Korea’s win against Italy in England in 1996 to the US beating Portugal 3-2 in South Korea in 2002. This 25-minute documentary proves that the favourite doesn’t always win. Watch now »

And more in the Football Collection on Showmax.


SA has never lost a home Test series against England – while we wait to see if the Boks can keep this record, watch these rugby doccies.

War with the Roses

War with the Roses
Image: SuperSport

The Springboks and England have endured a brutal rivalry for over a hundred years on the rugby field with each side enjoying highs and lows. The Springboks are still never short of motivation when they go to war with the Roses. Watch now »

In Conversation: Joost van der Westhuizen

In Conversation with Joost van der Westhuizen on Showmax
Image: SuperSport

Long-time friend and team mate Kobus Wiese interviews rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen in one of his final public appearances before his passing in early 2017. Watch now »

In Conversation: Gareth Edwards

In Conversation with Gareth Edwards on Showmax
Image: SuperSport

Gareth Edwards is regarded as one of the greatest players ever to don both the Welsh and Lions Jersey. He also scored what is regarded as the greatest try ever for the Barbarians against the All Blacks in 1973. Watch now »


South African cricket may be on a break, but that doesn’t mean Protea action is off the cards.

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line on Showmax

Relive the highly controversial 2018 Australian cricket Tour to South Africa; five weeks that rocked the gentleman’s game and captivated the globe. Watch now »

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers on Showmax

It was a sad day for international cricket when the legendary SA batsman announced his retirement. Relive his greatest moments in this documentary series. Watch now »

Start watching now »

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