Online streaming platform Showmax has announced that Showmax Pro subscribers in Africa will be able to livestream all UEFA Euro 2020 soccer matches.
The tournament, which was postponed last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, is set to begin on 11 June 2021 and end on 11 July 2021.
Live stream via SuperSport
In a statement on Thursday (20 May), MultiChoice CEO for General Entertainment and Connected Video, Yolisa Phahle, said, “We know that Africa is football mad, and we’re thrilled that more people will be able to stream the matches on the go or at home.”
The live streams will be offered via SuperSport, the popular set of sports channels on Showmax’s parent company DStv.
“Being able to offer this high-class tournament to sport fans on the Showmax streaming platform is an exciting addition to the many SuperSport platforms that offer viewers top-tier sport,” SuperSport chief executive Marc Jury.
Showmax Pro, which was launched last year, bundles the normal Showmax entertainment offering with music channels, news and live sports streaming from SuperSport.
The sport package already includes all Premier League, Serie A, La Liga and PSL games. It also features live athletics – including marathons – and professional boxing events as well as sports documentaries.
Showmax Pro price
The table below outlines the Showmax Pro price in various countries in Africa, including South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.
|Country||Showmax Pro||Showmax Pro Mobile|
|Kenya||Ksh 2,100||Ksh 1,050|
|Uganda||UGX 67,200||UGX 33,600|
|Nigeria||NGN 6,300||NGN 3,200|
|Ghana||GHC 119.99||GHC 59.99|
|Rest of Africa||USD 17.99||USD 8.99|
Showmax Pro subscribers can have two concurrent streams while Showmax Pro Mobile subscribers can only stream from one device at the same time. The former is in HD while the latter is in SD.
Showmax Pro also allows streaming on a wide range of devices, including smartphones, Smart TV, laptop, Android TV and Apple TV apps. Streaming on Showmax Pro Mobile is restricted to mobile devices only.
Showmax has previously indicated that because of the nature of live sport licensing, the Showmax Pro plans do not have a 14-day free trial option.
You can find more information about the service on the official website here.