Multichoice has announced the launch of Showmax Pro which will expand the offering available on the Video on Demand (VoD) platform. Initially, Pro will only be available in Nigeria and Kenya.
So what do you get over the standard Showmax?
In addition to the movies, and shows already existing on Showmax, the Pro offering adds live sports, music channels and news.
The addition of live sports will come as no surprise as Showmax was trialling live sports streaming a year ago.
Spot the difference
Judging from the content comparison table (below) Showmax Pro will be bringing content from the traditional DStv subscription to on-demand subscribers and not necessarily content that is exclusive to Showmax;
When will the rest of Africa get it?
As mentioned before the new service is currently only available in Nigeria and Kenya. Showmax Pro is expected to be available to the rest of sub-Saharan Africa in 6-8 weeks which suggests that by the end of August or in early September you’ll be able to subscribe.
Judging from the 2-territory launch it seems pricing will be different in each region but here are the Kenyan and Nigerian prices;