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7 of the best local hits to stream nowSeven of the best local hits on Showmax this month: 29 Apr 2019 Read more

Will Ferrell's No Activity is Waiting For Godot in a cop car - but much funnier
  • CBS All Access' first original comedy; just renewed for its third season
  • Executive produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay (Vice, Succession) and Funny Or Die
  • US version of award-winning Australian comedy, with original director and star
  • Starring Oscar winner JK Simmons, Emmy winner Bob Odenkirk, and Emmy nominees Amy Sedaris, Jesse Plemons, Tim Meadows and Will Ferrell, not to mention Critics Choice and Teen Choice nominee Jake Johnson and many more...
  • "'Waiting For Godot' in a cop car... very funny; very moreish." The Guardian
  • 86% audience rating, Rotten Tomatoes
  • First two seasons now first on Showmax in Africa
 24 Apr 2019 Read more

5 'Funny People' from Showmax's new stand-up comedy specialIf laughter is the best medicine, then Funny People Africa is just what the doctor ordered for South Africa at a time when Eskom is making us all feel sick and tired. 5 Apr 2019 Read more

5 things to know about Schalk Bezuidenhout - this week's star in Trippin With SkhumbaIn the third episode of the Showmax Original, Trippin With Skhumba, the 2018 DStv Viewers' Choice Award: Favourite Comedian winner and 2017 Comics' Choice Comic of the Year, roadtrips with Schalk Bezuidenhout to where the Afrikaans comedian grew up: Kempton Park in Gauteng. 15 Mar 2019 Read more

MultiChoice wins big at SAFTAsMultiChoice was the most awarded broadcaster at The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA), taking home 48 awards - more than half the total - from more than 150 SAFTA nominations. 5 Mar 2019 Read more

6 things to know about Mashabela GalaneThe first episode of Showmax's third Original, Trippin With Skhumba, premieres this Thursday, 28 February 2019, building on the success of Tali's Wedding Diary, the most nominated comedy at this weekend's South African Film and Television Awards, and The Girl From St Agnes, which had more launch day views than any series on Showmax ever. 28 Feb 2019 Read more

CSI rarely delivers, right? These Isibaya and Isithembiso SAFTA nominees would argue otherwiseCorporate social investment programmes are often treated with a healthy dose of cynicism. It's the kind of thing that looks good in a company's annual report, but how often do these schemes deliver real-world benefits? The recent announcement of the SAFTA nominations shows in the entertainment industry at least, corporate social investment does indeed have a role to play. 25 Feb 2019 Read more

SA film students break into video-on-demand businessBroadcast TV isn't an option and using self-publish platforms like YouTube means competing with millions of videos from across the globe, so how do SA film students get their work noticed? A recent deal between the video-on-demand service Showmax and African film school AFDA is set to showcase local talent in an entirely new way. 14 Feb 2019 Read more

20 SAFTA-nominated series and movies to stream onlineThe nominees for the 2019 South African Film and Television Awards have just been announced. The majority of nominations went to MultiChoice productions on M-Net, 1Magic, kykNET, Mzansi Magic and Showmax. Here's where to watch the shows and movies with the most nominations online. 13 Feb 2019 Read more

Skhumba to host the first Showmax Original travel series
  • Trippin' With Skhumba is Showmax's first travel show - and first vernacular show
  • Trippin' With Skhumba is Showmax's third Original - and second of 2019
  • SA's top comedians will give Skhumba an insider's guide to their hometowns
  • Featuring Celeste Ntuli, Tumi Morake, Siya Seya and more
  • Season will end with an hour-long stand-up special
  • Produced by Diprente (Late Nite News With Loyiso Gola, Queen Sono)
  • Directed by Vincent Moloi (Tjovitjo, Skulls Of My People)
 7 Feb 2019 Read more

The Girl from St Agnes is now streaming on Showmax"At St Agnes, the only saint is in the name" 1 Feb 2019 Read more

The Comedy Central Roast of AKA is coming!A King Arises - AKA, the unstoppable "Supamega" of South African hip hop, is about to get a real grill. The Comedy Central Roast of AKA in partnership with Showmax is coming to The Teatro at Montecasino on 21 February, 2019. 14 Dec 2018 Read more

11 new series to bingewatch on Showmax in DecemberDecember is heating up with these 11 series hitting Showmax subscribers' screens. 6 Dec 2018 Read more

Filming wraps on Showmax's first original dramaThe Girl From St Agnes, Showmax's first original drama, wrapped this week after filming in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands and Johannesburg. The eight-part whodunnit premieres on Showmax on 31 January 2019. 30 Nov 2018 Read more

7 female-centric series awarded the ReFrame Stamp for TVAll available to stream on Showmax. 21 Nov 2018 Read more

Adult Swim now on ShowmaxTurner and Showmax deal brings top US millennial channel to local shores 16 Nov 2018 Read more

How to get Showmax for free with VodacomShowmax has launched a new deal with Vodacom that gives you three months of Showmax for free, plus free data to binge-watch your favourite series in their new #zerobucksgiven campaign. 8 Nov 2018 Read more

11 horrors to stream on ShowmaxIf you love shows that give you shivers down the spine, these are the perfect series and movies to get you into the Halloween spirit. 30 Oct 2018 Read more

Climb SA's highest mountains in 9 Peaks Record, first and only on ShowmaxIn 9 Peaks Record, first and only on Showmax, we see how four athletes broke the record to climb the highest mountain in each South African province in July 2017. Tian Liebenberg, Alex Harris, Sean Disney and Adrian Saffy achieved the superhuman feat of scaling all nine peaks - which involved driving 3,500km and climbing 160 kilometres on foot - in four days, 15 hours and 58 minutes, beating the previous record by three hours. 23 Oct 2018 Read more

Critical darlings Raw and A Ghost Story come first and only to Showmax in SAJust in time for Halloween, both of these arthouse favourites have a 91% critics score on Rotten Tomatoes. 16 Oct 2018 Read more

'These are the sort of people who are controlling the way we see the world' - Succession creator Jesse Armstrong"I look forward to people getting to know this family," says creator Jesse Armstrong about the Roys, owners of one of the world's largest media and entertainment conglomerates in his hit new HBO show, Succession, currently streaming exclusively on Showmax in Africa. "I think they'll find them understandable and sort of terrifying if you think that these are the sort of people who are controlling the way we see the world." 31 Aug 2018 Read more

BBC Studios to launch new series of Doctor Who in Africa at first-ever Comic Con AfricaBBC Studios in Africa has announced that it will be hosting a special Doctor Who experience for the series' regional launch at Africa's first-ever Comic Con next month, in partnership with Showmax. From 14 to 16 September 2018, Whovians and new fans from across the continent can come to Johannesburg and celebrate the return of one of the BBC's most successful franchises with an immersive TARDIS experience, ahead of the launch of the all-new series starring award-winning actress Jodie Whittaker. 30 Aug 2018 Read more

Watch new sci-fi drama Reverie only on ShowmaxReverie is a virtual world, a program that lets you live out your ultimate fantasies. But sometimes people get lost and don't ever want to leave. That's where Mara Kint (Sarah Shahi, who you'll recognise from Sleeper Cell, which is also on Showmax) comes in. Her job is to find the lost ones and bring them home. And by saving them she might find a way to save herself - because she's also running away from a tragedy in her past. 15 Aug 2018 Read more

HBO's hit series Succession now streaming, exclusively on Showmax"This is the thing about being rich: it's f*ing great," says Matthew McFadyen in HBO's latest hit, Succession, a show that suggests just the opposite in its skewering of the Roy family, one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. Watch it now » 8 Aug 2018 Read more

HBO's Succession: 'Awful rich people make for awfully rich TV'On the day media mogul Logan Roy (Brian Cox) turns 80, he suffers a stroke that leaves him unable to function. His kids knew he was getting old, but he'd been strong as an ox for years. His sudden decline in health leaves them wrestling one another, their stepmother Marcia, the board and other execs for control of Waystar Royco, Logan's enormous empire, one of the biggest news and entertainment conglomerates in the world. 7 Aug 2018 Read more

Hit mermaid horror Siren now streaming first on Showmax
  • "On Siren, The Little Mermaid grows up and fights back." Refinery29
  • The number one new cable drama for young adults in the USA
  • 94% critics rating, Rotten Tomatoes
  • "The Vampire Diaries for mermaids" Forbes
  • Zimbabwean-South African actress Sibongile Mlambo (Teen Wolf, Lost in Space) stars as a mermaid
  • Now first and only on Showmax
 11 Jul 2018 Read more

The River is the local show you should be binge-watchingIf we had to pick a few shows to watch repeatedly, The River would be one of them. The plots, twists and turns are enough to make anyone fall in love with the drama series. Just when you think you've figured out what's going on, things quickly take an unexpected turn. And that's what makes good TV, right? Here's why we can't wait to binge-watch The River from the beginning. Watch The River now » 4 Jul 2018 Read more

Experts reveal why people are obsessed with true crimeIt's an incredibly addictive genre for millions of people worldwide, but why are we so captivated by true crime shows, and what does that say about us? 27 Jun 2018 Read more

No power? Download and watch your shows offlineEskom has warned South Africans that load shedding will continue as the strike affecting coal supply to key power stations is ongoing. "Customers are advised to keep checking their load shedding schedules on the Eskom and their municipal websites, and plan on the assumption that load shedding will take place," said the power utility. 19 Jun 2018 Read more

New Game of Thrones spinoff series announcedHBO has officially ordered its first Game of Thrones spinoff show with reports saying there are five in the works. 19 Jun 2018 Read more

Revolting Rhymes and The Highway Rat now streaming only on Showmax
  • Revolting Rhymes and The Highway Rat are both first and only on Showmax in Africa
  • Revolting Rhymes was nominated for an Oscar and won 15 major international awards
  • The Highway Rat is in competition for Best TV Film at Annecy next week
  • Revolting Rhymes and The Highway Rat both animated in Cape Town at Triggerfish
 13 Jun 2018 Read more

11 rare African movies you need to watchAfrica Month may be ending, but Showmax has just released a collection of 11 classic African movies that are worth celebrating year-round, having been praised everywhere from Cannes to Ouagadougou, Sundance to Toronto. 1 Jun 2018 Read more

Stream the AB de Villiers documentary nowHe will go down in history as one of the greatest players the game has ever seen, and it was a sad day for cricket fans worldwide when the legendary South African batsman AB de Villiers posted a video on Twitter announcing his retirement from international cricket. 31 May 2018 Read more

Australia's toxic cricket culture revealed in new documentaryThe Australian tour to South Africa in 2018 was the most intense and personal test series ever played between these cricketing giants. 23 May 2018 Read more

Watch Conor McGregor: Notorious first on ShowmaxThe court case looms for the notorious Conor McGregor who's currently facing three charges of assault and one charge of criminal mischief for his antics at a recent UFC media day in New York, where he threw various objects at a bus carrying other fighters. 22 May 2018 Read more

The Crossing explores today's global refugee crisisThe creators of The Crossing were inspired by a current global crisis to create a unique and powerful series, which comes first and only to Showmax. 21 May 2018 Read more

Watch the Roast of Somizi for freePrepare yourself for an epic binge - the Comedy Central Roast of Somizi is now streaming on Showmax. The full 106-minute uncut, uncensored version is strictly for over 18s - you've been warned. 10 May 2018 Read more

Kim Dotcom - The man who got between America and its moneyIf you get between America and its money, you can bet your bottom dollar that the state will come after you, no matter where you go. 7 May 2018 Read more

What is Bitcoin, and why should I care?The insane volatility of the cryptocurrency market is something the financial world has never seen before. 4 May 2018 Read more

I have the power! Marvel's Runaways is first and only on ShowmaxSix childhood friends who've grown apart are brought back together when they find out, to their horror, that their parents are part of a secret evil organisation called The Pride in Season 1 of Marvel's Runaways (2017, first and only on Showmax). 17 Apr 2018 Read more

How Warren Buffett became the world's richest investorThe Oracle of Omaha had an approach that didn't make him very popular with his fellow billionaires. Because in the end Warren Buffett decided to give away over 99% of his wealth to charity, and as it stands he's already given away well over $25 billion dollars with plans to increase that to over $100 billion. 16 Apr 2018 Read more

Remembering Winnie Mandela, mother of a nation Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the warrior mother of South Africa and anti-apartheid hero, has died at age 81 after a long battle with illness, according to a statement released by the family. 11 Apr 2018 Read more

The Comedy Central Roast of Somizi is coming to ShowmaxComedy Central in partnership with Showmax is excited to announce the upcoming Comedy Central Roast of Somizi, coming to Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) on Monday, 7 May 2018 at 21h00 CAT, and available as an extended uncensored version to Showmax subscribers from Tuesday, 8 May 2018. 20 Mar 2018 Read more

Adding Showmax to DStv Compact or Compact Plus: Your payment FAQs answeredSo, you're a DStv Compact or Compact Plus customer and you've heard that you get full, unlimited access to all the movies, series, kids' shows and documentaries on Showmax for the reduced price of R49 per month. 12 Mar 2018 Read more

SMILF comes first and only to Showmax
  • SMILF was nominated for Best Comedy and Best Actress at the 2018 Golden Globes
  • Based on a Sundance winning short film - and creator Frankie Shaw's own experiences as a 20-something mom
  • Third biggest comedy premiere on Showtime ever
  • Multiple year-end best of lists, including Deadline, The LA Times and Vogue
  • Co-starring Emmy-winner Rosie O'Donnell in her first series regular TV role
    First and only on Showmax
 2 Mar 2018 Read more

Stream Becoming Mrs Jones and more local gold on ShowmaxShowmax is now available for R49 a month for DStv Compact and Compact Plus subscribers. 27 Feb 2018 Read more

How Trump won America: A documentaryThere's no question about it: the 2016 presidential race in the United States was one of the most fascinating and important events in the history of that country. 19 Feb 2018 Read more

Everything coming to Showmax SA in FebruaryIt's going to be another big year at Showmax with more binge-worthy shows being added every single week! Series fans are in for a treat this February with shows like The Cleaner, Killjoys and The Handmaid's Tale - and all international series will be available from the 1st of the month, so no waiting for them to launch! On the movie front we're adding top class titles like The Borrowers, Grease and West Side Story. And be sure to check out Point of Order and the Radio Raps TV Show which are representing the local scene! 1 Feb 2018 Read more

15 series that are first and only on ShowmaxLooking for something different, something you've never tried before? Of course you are. You've come to the right place: these 15 award-winning, critically acclaimed and fan favourite series are only available on Showmax. You'll find them all in the First on Showmax Collection. 1 Jan 2018 Read more

Meet the cast of Tali's Wedding DiaryThe cast behind the hit bridezilla mockumentary is packed with gorgeous Capetonians that you mind find sipping a non-GMO avocado smoothie with activated charcoal along the Sea Point promenade. 19 Dec 2017 Read more

The Handmaid's Tale, now streaming on ShowmaxThe time: Oh, not so far from now. The place: Once known as the United States of America, it is now called the Republic of Gilead. The rule: A military dictatorship enforcing laws based on an extreme fundamentalist misinterpretation of The Bible. The show: The Handmaid's Tale (2017-current, Season 1 is on Showmax). 8 Dec 2017 Read more

How do I watch Showmax on DStv?You've heard about Showmax and now you want to try it for yourself? Here's what you need to know. 12 Feb 2016 Read more