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With a wave of excitement rippling through Nigeria and beyond, Showmax has announced new subscription plans and a launch date set to redefine the digital entertainment experience for millions of viewers.

Mark your calendars, for February 12, 2024, marks the dawn of a new era in African streaming as Showmax unveils its revamped platform, boasting an array of innovative features and an extensive library of captivating content. Showmax enthusiasts can anticipate a trio of subscription plans tailored to meet diverse viewing preferences: Showmax Entertainment, Showmax Premier League, and Showmax Entertainment and Premier League.

For Nigerian viewers, the new streaming platfomr offers an appealing range of subscription packages. The Showmax Entertainment mobile plan costs ₦1,200 ($1.32) per month and provides unlimited access to a variety of entertainment options on mobile devices.

Meanwhile, football enthusiasts can indulge in the Showmax Premier League mobile plan for ₦2,900 ($3.35) per month, while the all-encompassing Entertainment and Premier League bundle beckons at ₦3,200 ($3.70) monthly.

South African subscribers are not to be left out of the upgrade, with Showmax unveiling its General Entertainment package at R89 ($4.77) per month, a revision from its initial R99 ($5.30) monthly fee. The Premier League Mobile plan offers unmatched value at R69 ($3.70) per month, while the Entertainment Mobile plan remains accessible at R39 ($2.09) per month.

But the revelations don’t stop there. In a bold move to capture the hearts of football enthusiasts, Showmax will launch a Premier League mobile plan, offering live streaming of all 380 matches, promising an immersive viewing experience. This is especially thrilling because the streaming service only offers its original Showmax entertainment offerings now, having terminated its live-streaming sports platform Showmax Pro in October 2023.

Following the announcement of a strategic alliance with NBCUniversal and Sky, the new Showmax platform is set to launch soon, solidifying Showmax’s standing as a major player in the African streaming market. Showmax is ready to improve its content offering and provide members around the continent with unmatched entertainment now that it has access to NBCUniversal’s Peacock streaming service.

With its sights set on the future, Showmax remains committed to innovation and expansion, with plans to explore 4K support to rival international competitors like Amazon, Netflix, and Disney. This commitment to excellence underscores Showmax’s dedication to delivering a world-class entertainment experience to its ever-expanding audience.

However, the stakes are high for Showmax, with parent company MultiChoice pinning its future growth and revenue on the success of the revamped platform. With strategic partnerships with industry giants MTN and Capitec to provide affordable mobile plan packages, Showmax is poised to reach new heights of success, captivating audiences, and redefining the African streaming landscape.

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  • Ezenwa Okonkwo

    Ezenwa Okonkwo is the Senior Writer, Film & TV Business at InsideNollywood.Ng. He is a well-rounded storyteller, poet, and screen writer with a flare for the silver screen. Ezenwa also has an eye for documentary-themed photography and wields a curious mind that’s constantly shifting from “what if” to “what next”.

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