ShowMax’s kykNET offering expands to three continents

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South African video-on-demand service ShowMax has been making a huge push into the local market in terms of streaming movies and television shows, and now the company has taken its Afrikaans offering to three additional continents.

The streaming service’s kykNET shows are now available for viewing in North America, Europe and Australasia, and includes around 6 000 hours of Afrikaans language programming.

“Viewers in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand will be able to log on to and for US$ 8.99 per month have unlimited access to classic favourites such as Molly en Wors, Song vir Katryn, Vallei van Sluiers and Plek van die Vleisvreters as well as the latest episodes of Kwela, Binnelanders, Villa Rosa and Robinson,” ShowMax said in a press release.

It also said that within 24 hours, the same kykNET content that is available to South African streamers will be made available to international users.

It is estimated that there are almost half a million South Africans living in the UK, so there is definitely a market for it.

“There are vast numbers of Afrikaans speakers who live outside Africa and still want to keep in touch with their culture and language. kykNET International now makes this easy to do using the ShowMax platform,” said Jeanne van Zyl, head of kykNET International.

Interested customers who are hesitant to take the plunge right away can take advantage of ShowMax’s risk-free seven-day trial. Once the sign-up process is complete and the customer’s PayPal details have been captured, billing will only take place once those seven days have elapsed. There are no commitments and no catches.

Charlie Fripp

Charlie Fripp

Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.