Showmax, a trailblazer in setting trends with its Originals, is set to elevate its content offering across Africa starting December 2023. The lineup boasts the Nigerian Original “Trompoppie,” a murder mystery set in the competitive world of high school drum majorettes, the legal drama “Agu,” and a reality series titled “Sports Wives.” Adding to the excitement is Showmax’s debut 2D animation, “Twende,” featuring an adorable boda-boda driving pangolin, along with second seasons of popular shows like “Adulting,” “Kwa Mam’Mkhize,” and the Nigerian hit telenovela “Wura.”
Showmax plans to release new episodes of the breakthrough CANAL+ co-production “Spinners” every Wednesday until December 27, in addition to a complete brand relaunch in February 2024. The relaunch will introduce a refreshed logo, brand identity, and an entirely new product suite. Showmax CEO Marc Jury expressed enthusiasm, stating, “We have all the ingredients in place to become the number one streaming service for Africa.”
The new Showmax will offer three plans: Showmax Entertainment, Showmax Entertainment Mobile, and the intriguing Showmax Premier League. The relaunch follows Showmax’s partnership with global media heavyweights Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Sky. This collaboration ensures a steady supply of hit content from renowned studios such as Universal Pictures, NBC, Peacock, Sky, DreamWorks Animation, Telemundo, Banijay, BBC, and many others. International titles on the streaming platform are expected to increase significantly, featuring projects like “The Super Mario Bros Movie,” “Fast X,” “Poker Face,” and the epic “King Arthur: The Winter King.