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Orange announces improved Internet and mobile services connectivity in Africa with the launch of two new IP and IPX Points of Presence in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa

 

Following the launch of these two new IP and IPX PoPs in South Africa, Orange will now be able to fully address the market’s needs
 

Today, Orange (www.Orange.com) has opened two very large-capacity IP and IPX Points of Presence (PoP) in South Africa. The facilities, which are located in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa are operational from today and will enhance Internet and mobile connectivity in the region by offering faster connection speeds and improved reliability for wholesale customers.

 

 

IP and IPX Points of Presence are part of the technical infrastructure equipment necessary to enable local operators to access the Internet & mobile services through an interconnection point with long-distance networks.

 

 

By offering access to an IP and IPX PoP connection, Orange is providing wholesale customers, notably telecoms operators and ISPs across the region, with the following advantages:

  • High Capacity
  • Resiliency and High-availability: 3 routes with protected backbone network (including access to submarine cables SAT3 and EASSY/SMW5; ACE to be added soon)
  • Supported by Orange-owned international assets
  • Improve QoS by providing delivery content closer to customers
  • Optimize Mobile Services QoS
  • Improve roaming: avoids unnecessary traffic going back & forth to Europe by local processing.

 

Customer Benefits
Orange is the first operator capable of offering reliable, high quality, secure connections for the wholesale market around the continent of Africa to support the huge rise in IP and IPX traffic in this area. This fully redundant IP and IPX PoP is a secure solution that will help facilitate the development of this region. Orange is now able to offer reliable, high-quality connections for African countries surrounding South Africa.

 

Orange already holds a strategic position in this field in Africa and the Middle East, thanks to its existing IP and IPX PoPs in Amman and Abidjan. Following the launch of these two new IP and IPX PoPs in South Africa, Orange will now be able to fully address the market’s needs. Orange offers a complete range of services to customers wishing to connect to the South African IP and IPX PoPs, including, notably, a range of high-end value added services.

 

By connecting to this very large-capacity PoP, wholesale customers, regional operators and Internet Service Providers will benefit from cost-effective connections to a Tier 1 operator. Thanks to this Point of Presence that will bring content providers closer to Internet users, the customer experience is set to improve.” said Pierre-Louis de Guillebon, CEO, International Carriers, Orange.

 

With the opening of this new PoPs, Orange has now enhanced its position as a major Internet and mobile services connectivity enabler in South Africa, where capacity is constantly increasing.

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Netflix, the world’s leading internet entertainment service, announced that its original unscripted series TERRACE HOUSE: Opening New Doors will premiere in Japan on December 19, 2017 with bi-weekly episodes, with Part 1 (episodes 1-8) launching globally in Spring 2018.

TERRACE HOUSE is a series of wildly popular reality shows documenting the daily lives of six young men and women living together in a shared house. The show features these six girls and boys day and night in their shared living situation, reflecting modern life for young Japanese men and women, including their friendships, romances, career ambitions and the daily dramas of their lives.

 

The series were initially aired on Fuji Television from 2012 to 2014, and Netflix has teamed up with Fuji Television and East Entertainment since 2015 to deliver the new stories set in Tokyo (TERRACE HOUSE: Boys & Girls in the City) and Hawaii (TERRACE HOUSE: Aloha State).

 

 

The new series is set in Karuizawa, a popular Japanese resort that is accessible by car or by one hour train from Tokyo, surrounded by nature and Western-style buildings imported after the 1880’s. The unscripted daily lives of six young men and women living in a brand new shared house will begin soon.

 

 

The in-studio cast continues to tell viewers how to best enjoy the episodes. The members include Japanese talents YOU, Reina Triendl, Yoshimi Tokui (from the comedy duo Tutuorial), Azusa Babazono (from the comedy duo Ajian), Ryota Yamasato (from the comedy duo Nankai Candies), and talented young actor Shono Hayama.

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DISCOP Johannesburg is Africa’s largest content market with over 1,300 registered delegates from over 34 African countries as well as from across the globe. It is therefore the ideal platform for new player, Mahala.tv to launch its technology that will enable content producers to monetize and distribute their content easily, efficiently, seamlessly and borderlessly.

 

Mahala.tv is a game-changer for thousands of independent content producers, as well as the many new VOD platforms appearing on the continent. The platform is an entire eco-system designed for content producers as well as aggregators and distributers to easily distribute and monetize their existing platforms, be they websites, blogs, or even social media pages.

 

Unlike existing models such as YouTube and others, Mahala.tv enables content producers to share their content via any digital platform and to self monetize content through a variety of subscription and advertising models.

 

The fully-integrated back distribution and advertising functions are underpinned by a global, secure and ubiquitous digital exchange that enables real-time royalty payments to producers for content downloads,streams, related purchases and even micro-payments from anywhere in the world using the latest block chain technology.

 

Push-driven content partnerships in a variety of physical screen locations, as well as via mobile, will also address the fundamental challenge on the “demand” side of the digital distribution equation.

 

The platform creates opportunities for content producers and aggregators to advertise within videos,to set up subscription or pay-per-view models, and provides the most advanced and effective way to secure product placement. Viewers can instantly buy any product seen in a video with a simple process supported by the global free and secure digital exchange.

 

With all this functionality,content producers can instantly create their own Facebook shops and ad e-commerce elements to their websites. All content views and downloads, along with payments, can be tracked in real time.

 

To celebrate its beta-launch at DISCOP Johannesburg, Mahala.tv will be hosting the Pitching and Pilot Marathon within the Mahala.tv theatre.

 

Various producers whose content and pitches have been pre-selected will have various opportunities to showcase their work. A three-day Pitching Marathon will see 60 producers presenting short so-called “elevator” pitches to a panel of expert judges that includes Jacqui Setai – Siyaya TV, Head of Mojalove channel, Theresa Hill – Documentary producer at STEPS, Pat van Heerden – VIA Chanel 147 on Dstv, Head of Content, Andre Odendaal – Film Director, Jack Devnarain – Actor, Isidingo, Endemol Shine, and Uwe Beckmann, President of SASC.

 

Additionally,two hours per day have been set aside in the Theatre for the screening of pre-selected pilots from across Africa. Producers will have the opportunity to meet with buyers who will be invited to attend these viewing sessions.

 

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Facebook gets behind African entrepreneurs

Posted by radio On October - 9 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS
Facebook gets behind African entrepreneurs in a ‘celebration of tech’ week as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa

 

 

The event will see entrepreneurs and developers compete across three categories: social good; productivity and utility; and gaming and entertainment
Showcasing Facebook’s (www.Facebook.com) passion for investing in creative, diverse talent across Africa, and nurturing the tech and startup ecosystem, Facebook announces a week-long celebration of activities as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa 2017 (http://APO.af/wJeqkQ).

In the first event of its kind on the continent, TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa 2017, will search for the best innovators, makers and technical entrepreneurs in Sub Saharan Africa. The event will see entrepreneurs and developers compete across three categories: social good; productivity and utility; and gaming and entertainment. It will tell the founders’ stories, uncovering the next wave of disruptive innovations and putting African invention under the global spotlight.

 

 

Ned Desmond, COO, TechCrunch adds, “We’re really pleased to be able to bring the first Startup Battlefield to Africa. This is an exciting event, with opportunities to discover the creativity, talent and imagination of startups from across the continent. TechCrunch has held events across the world, and being able to hold Battlefield Africa is a natural progression. We can’t wait to see the results.

 

 

Commenting on the partnership, Ime Archibong, Facebook’s Vice President of Partnerships said: “Our partnership with TechCrunch on Africa’s first ever Startup Battlefield event is a natural fit. We’re big believers in supporting and developing young, creative, diverse talent, and we also have a passion for supporting small businesses and startups as they grow, and nowhere is this more exciting than in the rich, diverse continent that is Africa.”

 

 

The Facebook team will be in Nairobi, Kenya from 9-12 October to take part in and host a number of events aimed at connecting, listening and learning from the startup and wider tech community:

  • TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa 2017 – a day-long event aimed at celebrating and uncovering the best innovators, makers and technical entrepreneurs in sub Saharan Africa. Taking to the stage will be:
    • Ime Archibong, Facebook’s Vice President of Partnerships
    • The Startup Journey to Success panel hosted by Emeka Afigbo (Facebook’s Head of Platform Partnerships for Middle East & Africa) with Chijioke Dozie (Co-founder and CEO, OneFi), Mark Essien (Founder and CEO, Hotels.ng) and Eric Thimba (Co-founder and CEO, MOOKH)
    • Uche Ofodile from the Facebook Connectivity team, taking part in a panel on ‘Solving Africa’s Connectivity Equation’

 

  • Facebook Platform Meetup, bringing together entrepreneurs, developers, and senior leaders at early-mid-stage startups in Kenya to learn how Facebook’s Platform products can help to accelerate their businesses 

 

  • Facebook Developer Circles Africa Masterclassa three-day training course bringing together Developer Circle leaders from across sub Saharan Africa

 

  • Women in Tech event – designed to engage with influential women working in Nairobi’s technology ecosystem and to share Facebook’s mission on Diversity

 

  • Developer Circles Nairobi Meetup – bringing together the Developer Circles Nairobi community in an evening of networking

 

  • Facebook Community event – aimed at bringing together Community Groups from across Nairobi

 

  • SMB, Agency & Content Creators Workshops – several workshops providing Kenyan entrepreneurs, agencies and SMB’s on how to grow their business using Instagram and Facebook

 

“With more than a billion people in Africa, we want to do more to enable businesses in the region to connect with people,” says Emeka Afigbo, Facebook’s Head of Platform Partnerships for Middle East & Africa. “We are excited to be part of a showcase of how African developers and tech entrepreneurs are empowering people and growing the economy.”

 

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The Vodacom Journalist of the Year Awards 2017 (VJOYs) has received over 1,000 entries in total across all of its categories – the highest number of entries ever received during the competition’s 16 year history.

This year’s theme is ‘Your Word’, and promotes the integrity of journalism across all media. The VJOYs prestigious judging panel for the 2017 awards includes first-time convenor Ryland Fisher and judges Mary Papayya, Arthur Goldstuck, Elna Rossouw, Patricia McCracken, Nikiwe Bikitsha, Mathatha Tshedu, Albe Grobbelaar, Megan Rusi and Obed Zilwa.

 

“We are delighted with the overwhelming amount of interest in this year’s awards, with over 1,000 entries in total received. With the high calibre of stories covered over the last year, we have no doubt that the VJOYs’ judging panel is going to have a difficult task in selecting the winners.” said Takalani Netshitenzhe, Chief Officer for Corporate Affairs at the Vodacom Group.

 

Regional Awards dates are confirmed as follows:

  • Durban – 17 October
  • Bloemfontein – 18 October
  • Johannesburg – 24 October
  • Port Elizabeth – 25 October
  • Cape Town – 26 October

The VJOYs have a proud history of honouring excellence in journalism across a range of categories. Applicants have entered work produced between 1 June 2016 and 31 July 2017. Awards are given for the best journalist in a range of categories in five regions nationally, with the process culminating in a national awards ceremony in Johannesburg on 16 November.

The awards are regarded as one of the highest accolades for South African journalists. The VJOYs are a means of recognising skill in the all-important arena of news and information dissemination. Winning a Vodacom Award has become a prestigious career achievement, with the overall national winner set to receive a prize of R100 000.

 

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Vodacom will significantly reduce out-of-bundle prices for all customers from mid-October. For pre-paid and customers on top-up packages, the out-of-bundle rate will drop by as much as 50% once the new 99c per megabyte tariff comes into effect on 15 October. The out-of-bundle rate for post-paid customers was reduced from R1 per megabyte to 89c on 1 October.

“Over the last few years, we’ve significantly brought down the cost of voice tariffs and moved customers to more affordable plans. We undertook to reduce out-of-bundle rates, and we’ve now delivered on that too.  This saving on data costs follows our reducing data prices by 18.9% over the last year alone.

 

“More needs to be done. We need to expand 4G coverage still further, and keep pace with an increase of more than 45% in sustained data traffic demand. Both of these come at a cost, and we have invested some R32.7 billion over the last four years. However, lack of access to spectrum is hampering our ability to drive down infrastructure costs and in turn, enable us to pass savings to the consumer,” said Shameel Joosub, Group CEO of Vodacom.

 

Vodacom has recently introduced a series of measures to encourage in-bundle adoption and minimise out-of-bundle usage. These include sending in-bundle data usage notifications which include personalised Just4You offers, which provide better value, and sending customers out-of-bundle data usage reminders which carry the actual rand value. All customers receive the first notification once R10 has been spent out-of-bundle, and depending on the customer profile, they can be sent up to 10 trigger notifications to encourage in-bundle data usage.

 

“Our Just4You platform provides personalised offers for customers and helps to drive down costs. More than 40% of our customers used voice or data bundles in the past financial year, an increase of around 25%, and our aim is to increase usage still further. Accelerating price reductions for data creates greater value for customers,” concludes Joosub.

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SABC post a net-loss of almost a Billion ZAR

Posted by radio On October - 3 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) announced its annual results for the 2016/2017 financial year.

The SABC posted a net loss after tax of R977 million during the year under review.  The organization experienced financial constraints owing to revenue streams deteriorating at a rate of 6% higher than the costs reduction. Cash and cash equivalents as at the end of 2016/17 financial year were R82 million compared to the previous year’s R881 million. This significant decrease in cash reserves has resulted in the SABC not being able to pay its debts as they fall due.

Revenue and other income for the period under review was R7.6 billion (2016: R8.1 billion) which is a 6% decrease year-on-year. Revenue is mainly derived from the primary revenue stream of advertising which decreased by 5% to R5.6 billion (2016: R5.9 billion), sponsorships revenue also decreased by 18% to R384 million (2016: R469 million), and TV license revenue also decreased by 7% to R915 million (2016: R986 million) compared to prior year.

 

The corporation received an adverse audit opinion for the period under review. The factors which contributed to this adverse opinion include amongst others; going concern basis of accounting, property plant and equipment, irregular expenditure and deferred government grants.

 

Despite all these challenges, the SABC was able to deliver on its on its public service mandate, as set out by the Broadcasting Act No 4 of 1999 as amended, as well the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA).

 

Radio

SABC radio which consists of 15 Public Service Broadcasting (PBS) stations and three Public Commercial Service (PCS) stations, services all South Africans in their preferred language. The combined average number of 28.9 million listeners per week makes the SABC’s radio offering a unique one that no other broadcaster can match. Radio stations embraced the effective synergy that digital media and radio offers to both the consumer and trade markets. All stations made extensive use of their respective websites to publish programming and marketing content and to keep listeners engaged beyond the point of traditional broadcasting.

TV

In terms of television, the network continued to dominate the broadcasting landscape with the public service broadcaster’s five television channels attracting, on average, 28.8 million (SABC1), 26.9 million (SABC2), 21 million (SABC3), 2.2 million (SABC News) and 1.4 million (SABC Encore) viewers in a typical month. Seventeen of the nation’s Top 20 television programmes are carried on the SABC.

 

The organization was also able to deliver on its local content quotas with SABC1, SABC2 and SABC3 achieving 80%, 67% and 53% respectively. Across its radio stations, SABC also delivered local content above ICASA regulations. There were however some difficulties, when the local content directive distorted the licensing formats of some radio stations, leading to audience and revenue losses.

 

With regards to SABC News, it successfully delivered on the most anticipated political event of the year – the 2016 Local Government Elections. As South Africa’s only public service broadcaster, the SABC’s role is most critical during an election period.

 

SABC Sport ensured the broadcast of sporting events such as the 2016 AFCON tournament; SA Sports Awards; 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games; the FIFA Club World Cup; Euro 2016; and an International Boxing Tournament featuring a local South African Boxer, the first international event to be showcased since the return of Boxing in 2015, the Cricket Inbound Tour as well as the Comrades Marathon, which is considered as amongst the best in terms of production and broadcast.

 

The Acting Group Chief Executive Officer (AGCEO), Ms Nomsa Philiso stated that “We are naturally disappointed with financial performance for the 2016/17 financial year. We are however encouraged by the great progress that is starting to show in the first quarter of the current financial year”.

 

The AGCEO further commented that “In particular costs containment measures are in place and financial prudence is exercised throughout. We are working hard to sustain this progress and to deal with all the outstanding issues raised by the Auditor-General’”.

 

During the year under review, the public service broadcaster won many prestigious awards and received numerous accolades, thereby confirming its status as South Africa’s top broadcaster. A total of 31 radio awards were won by the SABC, and SABC TV reclaimed its rightful spot and enjoyed a strong presence at a number of awards.

 

The SABC is committed in turning around its financial performance and will continue with the measures which have been put in place. The public service broadcaster will continue to serve the public of South Africa as it provides quality programming that is informative, educational and entertaining.

 

[Issued by: SABC]

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Naspers increases stake in Delivery Hero

Posted by radio On September - 28 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Naspers, a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world, today announced a transaction to obtain 22,359,857 shares of Delivery Hero stock from Rocket Internet for €660m (US$775m) at a price of €29.50 per share. The purchase increases Naspers’ stake to 23.6% and positions the company as the largest shareholder in Delivery Hero.

 

 

Naspers initially invested in Delivery Hero in May of this year. Since then, the company executed a successful IPO in June and delivered strong half-year results as a public company on September 26, 2017.

 

 

“Delivery Hero is already the leading online food ordering and delivery marketplace in most of the countries in which it operates and our increased investment demonstrates our confidence in the long-term prospects for the company. The food delivery sector is still underpenetrated and growing rapidly across the world. Many markets have experienced significant traction already, but we believe the potential is far greater in high-growth markets than that observed in the West,” Naspers CEO, Bob van Dijk said.

 

 

“We are delighted that Naspers is increasing its stake in Delivery Hero. We share the same long-term belief in our business and we will continue to benefit from their experience to grow our business globally,” said Niklas Östberg, CEO, Delivery Hero.

 

 

Growing its position in online food ordering and delivery is consistent with Naspers’ strategy to invest in platforms with global potential that offer online marketplace services in high-growth markets. Delivery Hero has outstanding growth prospects and has high levels of consumer engagement in the markets where it operates. In addition to the investment in Delivery Hero, Naspers recently led an $80M Series E investment in Swiggy, a leading food ordering and delivery platform in India. Through majority-owned Movile, Naspers has a leading food delivery business in iFood, operating in Brazil and Mexico (under the brand SinDelantal), and Naspers also operates Mr. D Food, a food delivery business in South Africa.

 

 

The transaction is subject to regulatory approval, will be funded from existing resources, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2018.

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Launching of the new edition of Digital Africa

Posted by radio On September - 22 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS
Launching of the new edition of Digital Africa, an innovation competition to take up the challenge of digital transition in Africa

 

 

Deadline for startups to submit their projects on DigitalAfrica.AFD.fr is the 22nd of October
 

 

For the 40th birthday of Proparco, the subsidiary of the Agence Française de Développement (AFD, French Development Agency) (www.AFD.fr) focused on private sector, AFD, Bpifrance (www.Bpifrance.fr) and the La French Tech (www.LaFrenchTech.com) have launched on 19 September the second edition of Digital Africa, a startup competition and digital innovation to support sustainable development in Africa. The first edition of the Digital Africa challenge, launched in October 2016, received more than 500 applications and rewarded 10 start-ups which convinced the judging panel on the potential impact of their innovation. Building on this success, AFD, Bpifrance and La French Tech have decided to renew the experience with the objective of offering a long-term support to the emergence of mature and solid digital ecosystems, catalysers of new economic opportunities.

Digital technology, a great accelerator of Africa’s development 

Digital revolution is transforming the African continent. It’s an innovative catalyst that revolutionizes economies and societies. Ecology, energy, culture, education, artistic creation, governance, and media: digital technology has a transversal and multiplying impact in all those key sectors.

“Digital innovation is abundant in Africa. Africans are making a technological leap that accelerates the emergence of the continent. Through Digital Africa, AFD supports emblematic start-ups of the digital African ecosystems, and fulfils its mission of development in the service of education and innovation, in the digital age. Development is now moving in both directions, between the two shores of the Mediterranean” – Rémy Rioux, AFD Executive Director.

 

Nicolas Dufourcq, Bpifrance Executive Director claims “We are proud to participate in the Digital Africa challenge and to support 5 French start-ups in their development on the African continent which nowadays offers great opportunities. This challenge represents a straight continuation of our action for the internalization of enterprises and their cooperation with the African continent”.

 

Innovation in Africa is showing extraordinary development, ecosystems are being structured, and start-ups are spreading across the continent. By promoting the links between French and African entrepreneurs today, our ecosystems are building a common future. Digital Africa is for French Tech an additional step to bring this ambition with Africa”, David Monteau, La French Tech Director, Ministry of Economy and Finance.

 

A fully customized program 

All the startup winners of this second edition of the Digital Africa challenge will benefit from a high visibility and access an international network of partners, clients and investors. They will be part of a community that gathers the best talents of digital innovation in Africa and for Africa, in order to share experiences and good practices.

The 5 African winning startups will be accompanied by the AFD through an “acceleration pack”, a customizable, technical and financial support up to a 30.000 euros value.

The 5 French winning startups will be accompanied by Bpifrance up to a 10.000 euros value support pack to strengthen their expertise and develop new opportunities on the African continent: Bpifrance Université training, networking and discovery trip to Abidjan and Cape Town with the French entrepreneurs community in the French Tech Hubs.

“For a young startup, Digital Africa offers a great opportunity to gain a continental and international visibility.” – Dieu-Donné Okalas Ossami, E-Tumba, winning startup of the first edition of Digital Africa.

 

What are the selection criteria? 

For the second edition of Digital Africa, startups are invited to propose innovative projects linked to the following themes:

  • Territory (urban challenge, rural transformation, and Smart City etc.)
  • Citizenship (e-government, civic engagement, activism, and alternative media etc.)
  • Knowledge and creativity (education, formation, creative and cultural industries etc.)
  • Environment and climate (green tech, clean tech, sustainable transportations, blue economy, and renewable energies etc.)

The relevance of the solutions proposed, their feasibility, sustainability and potential impact will be key criteria in the selection process divided in several steps:

  • An extensive analysis of the projects, of their innovative nature and of their business model;
  • A review of the pre-selected projects by AFD and Bpifrance experts;
  • A final selection by a jury composed by experts of the technological and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa.

Jury:

  • Pauline Mujawamariya, Director of the Innovation Prize for Africa – African Innovation Foundation;
  • Tidjane Deme, General Partner of Partech Venture;
  • Emeka Okofore, TED Global, for Africa;
  • Aissatou Sow, Director of Development in Africa, Intel Corporation;
  • Erick Young, CEO Greentec Capital Partners.

 

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DStv Premium subscribers: how to get free Showmax

Posted by radio On September - 13 - 2017 ADD COMMENTS

Having a DStv Premium account means getting Showmax at zero (to be clear, that’s nil, zilch, nada) additional cost. That means getting access to over 25 000 shows to watch on multiple devices from big screen TVs to phones, without paying anything extra.

Simply link your Showmax account to your DStv account – or sign up to Showmax if you haven’t already – and you’re good to go!

 

 

 

 

 

How do I add Showmax to my DStv account if I’m already a Showmax subscriber?

If you have a credit, cheque card or Paypal subscription, simply login to your Showmax account and change your payment method to “DStv add to account”. These are the steps:

  1. Go to www.showmax.com and sign in.
  2. Go to Manage Account and click on Manage Subscription.
  3. Select “DStv add to account” as your payment method.
  4. Sign in with your DStv login details (Connect ID) and accept the terms and conditions.
  5. Add Showmax to your DStv account.
  6. Start watching your favourite shows right now at www.showmax.com, through your connected Explora or using the Showmax app on phones and tablets!

Previous payment methods will automatically be cancelled. Debit orders, for example, will stop coming off your bank account once you’ve linked your Showmax to your DStv account.

 

How do I add Showmax to my DStv account if I’m not a Showmax subscriber?

  1. Go to www.showmax.com.
  2. Sign up to Showmax with your email address.
  3. Create a password.
  4. Choose “DStv add to account” as your payment method.
  5. Sign in with your DStv login details (Connect ID) and accept the terms and conditions.
  6. Add Showmax to your DStv account.
  7. Start watching your favourite shows right now at www.showmax.com, through your connected Explora or using the Showmax app on phones and tablets!

 

I’ve already added my Showmax account to another partner’s bill. Now what?!

  1. If your Showmax subscription is currently being billed through one of our partners (e.g. bank, cellphone network), you may not see all the normal payment options available to you on the Showmax website’s payment screen.
  2. To cancel this type of subscription, contact the company that is billing you for Showmax (we unfortunately do not have access to their billing systems).
  3. Once this is done, you will be able to see the full list of payment options available on the payment screen on the Showmax website. (This is where other partners that allow you to add Showmax to your billing with them will appear.)
  4. Choose “DStv add to account” to add Showmax to your DStv bill.
  5. Sign in with your DStv login details (Connect ID) and accept the terms and conditions.
  6. Add Showmax to your DStv account.
  7. Get watching!

 

What if I’m a DStv subscriber but don’t have an Explora?

Don’t worry – DStv Premium subscribers don’t need Exploras to enjoy the binge-fest that is Showmax. Simply follow the steps above (sign up and add Showmax to your DStv account) and then start watching on an internet-connected device. Watch on a smartphone or tablet by downloading the Showmax app – choose to stream or to download shows to watch offline later. Otherwise, access Showmax on the web browser of your computer or laptop. No Explora necessary!

 

What do I get with Showmax?

  • Over 25 000 of the best series episodes, movies, kids’ shows and documentaries, with more added every week!
  • Watch your favourite shows anywhere on your phone, tablet, laptop or TV. All you need is the internet.
  • Download the best shows to watch offline using the Showmax app on your phone or tablet. (Queues, flights and road trips will never be the same again.)
  • Watch on two different screens at the same time. Share Showmax with your loved ones.
  • Thousands of shows for the kids with Kids Profiles available for fun and safe viewing.

 

 

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