DSTV and Showmax announced on Monday 11 September 2017 that the companies will be advancing their merger, which will now see DSTV premium subscribers receive the Showmax offerings for free in South Africa.
Previously priced at R99 a month, premium subscribers will now have access to Showmax’s array of offerings which include more than 25 000 TV show episodes and movies. They will be able to access it via the DSTV Explora decoder, as well as the DSTV Now app on their PC, laptop, mobile device, media player or smart TV.
Speaking on the announcement, Mark Rayner, CEO of Multichoice South Africa said, “More and more customers are telling us they love to binge-watch box sets on DStv Catch Up and Showmax. It’s the way the world is moving and that’s why we’re offering all our Premium customers Showmax, so they can enjoy this exceptional experience.”
Power, Game of Thrones, Taboo and Young Pope are just some of the few series which subscribers will now be able to watch from the very beginning, providing them with an all new binge watching experience.
The offering gives customers access to two streams on different devices, this means that parents can watch their shows on the big screen while the kids watch cartoons on their tablet. There will also be a download option which allows customers to download up to 25 TV shows and movies to their smartphone or tablet for viewing later.