This announcement comes as part of the company’s plans to revamp its sports offerings and enhance its streaming services, three years after it was launched.
Why is Showmax Pro Being Phased Out?
“With the forthcoming relaunch of Showmax, the company is making strategic changes to its sports content offerings. As a result, Showmax Pro in its current format will be discontinued by November 30, 2023. The revamp aims to focus exclusively on the Premier League considered the continent’s most popular football league,” the firm noted in a blog post.
Multichoice says it aims to ensure that its existing Showmax Pro customers can still enjoy the sports content they love. As part of this transition, South African Showmax Pro subscribers will be offered an exclusive DStv Compact Plus Stream package at the same price as their Showmax Pro subscription.
This package includes access to an array of live sports, including the Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, UEFA Champions League, NBA, NFL, UFC, and selected Rugby World Cup 2023 games via the DStv Stream app. Additionally, customers will be able to stream over 115 live channels and access the full DStv video-on-demand library while retaining full access to Showmax’s entertainment catalogue.
“In the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, existing Showmax Pro subscribers will also be offered a DStv Stream package at the same price as their Showmax Pro subscription.”
This package provides access to live sports from SuperSport, including the Premier League, LaLiga, Serie A, NBA, NFL, UFC, and more via the DStv Stream app, along with live channel streaming, the DStv video-on-demand library, and Showmax’s entertainment content.
When Will Showmax Pro Be Phased Out Completely?
The complete phasing out of Showmax Pro is scheduled for October 1, 2023. Subscribers with auto-renewal subscriptions won’t be charged after October 30, 2023, and will be able to continue enjoying their subscription until its expiration.
How Can Showmax Pro Customers Find Out More About the Deal?
Multichoice’s exclusive DStv Compact Plus Stream package is available only to existing Showmax Pro customers. Eligible customers will receive emails from Showmax and DStv with detailed information about the deal.
“Please note that this offer is not available to Showmax Pro mobile customers, although other mobile offers may become available in the future. For those who wish to continue enjoying Showmax content, alternative products are available.”
Multichoice has encouraged its customers to stay tuned for more updates on the refreshed pricing and product offerings as they work towards delivering an improved streaming experience.