Showmax adds five Kenyan TV channels to its platform

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Popular video on demand platform, Showmax has added five Kenyan news and entertainment channel to its streaming service.

This comes months after the Multichoice streaming service launched Showmax Pro, with which Kenyan can watch live sport from Premier League, La Liga and PSL matches as well as other sporting and entertainment events.

The streaming service has now expanded the number of live news channels on offer with local TV stations including;

  • K24 TV
  • KBC Channel 1
  • KTN Home
  • KTN News
  • NTV

The live channels will be available to Showmax and Showmax Pro subscribers, including the mobile plans, and will be available on web and mobile devices, as well as select Samsung and LG Smart TVs.

Speaking during the announcement, Yolisa Phahle, CEO of Connected Video at MultiChoice, said: “We’re constantly working on new ways to improve the Showmax experience for our subscribers. Whether it’s M-Pesa payments or daily episodes of Maisha Magic favourites like Selina, Kina and Kovu as well as weekly episodes of Sol Family and Hullabaloo Estate, our local-first approach keeps our Kenyan subscribers top of mind.

“With the addition of these live channels, Showmax offers Kenyans a one-stop streaming destination featuring the best of international and Kenyan shows, movies and kids’ shows, the world’s best sport from SuperSport on our Pro plan and now, live streams of Kenya’s biggest channels.”

The launch of the live channels follows the launch of Showmax Pro in July, which adds live sport from SuperSport, news, and music channels to the existing entertainment catalogue. Both Showmax and Showmax Pro are available on a mobile plan that is half the price and available to stream on mobile devices.