South Africa is hosting Showmax Pro and doing live sport

South Africa is hosting Showmax Pro and doing live sport

South Africa is hosting Showmax Pro and doing live sport

South Africans can anticipate the launch of Showmax Pro, with live sports streaming, on Wednesday 19 August.

Showmax Pro offers subscribers additional content alongside the normal Showmax entertainment service, including music channels, news, and live sports streaming.

It is positioned as an alternative to Netflix, with the advantage of including live sports streaming which isn’t available on competing services.

The service has been launched in over 40 countries in Africa but has yet to roll bent the South African market.

This is expected to vary when MultiChoice hosts its DStv Showcase on Wednesday, where it’s expected to launch the service locally.

The two prominent questions on Showmax Pro in South Africa are which live sports are going to be included and what it’ll cost.

The international version includes all Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, and PSL games, and live sports events like IAAF athletics, global marathons, and boxing.

The live sports selection doesn’t include other popular international sports like rugby, cricket, tennis, golf, or motorsport.

Media Monitoring Africa director William Bird predicted that MultiChoice will include rugby and cricket within the local version. This, however, has not been confirmed.

The international version of Showmax Pro is priced at $17.99 per month, which roughly translates to R299 per month.

The pricing for the local version will presumably depend upon the live sports channels that are included and should mirror a comparable DStv bouquet.

MyBroadband asked MultiChoice for details about its planned Showmax Pro launch in South Africa, but the corporate didn’t respond by the time of publication.