The 2019 nominations for The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) were announced late last week, and for the first time in the 13-year history of the awards, a TV series produced for a video-on-demand service was in contention. The result was a surprise boost to streaming service Showmax.
MultiChoice took an early lead at The South African Film and Television Awards as the most nominated broadcaster overall, with 149 SAFTA nominations. These included the most nominated shows in all major categories: feature film, TV comedy, TV drama, soap, and telenovela.
Filming is underway on Showmax's first travel show Trippin' With Skhumba.
The Girl From St Agnes, the first Showmax Original drama, broke an important record on its debut on the service yesterday. The number of unique viewers in the first 24 hours exceeded that of the previous record-holder, the Showmax Original comedy series Tali's Wedding Diary.
You can now binge all eight episodes of The Girl From St Agnes, Showmax's critically acclaimed first Original Drama, which Quartz describes as "the kind of story that makes viewers want to click 'continue watching' at 3 a.m. and talk about it at work the next day."
There's no reason to binge season two of HBO's cult anthology series Room 104, now streaming first and only on Showmax in South Africa.
Showmax has released the trailer for The Girl From St Agnes, their first original drama. At St Agnes, a prestigious all-girls boarding school in the Midlands, the only saint is in the name.
Season two of The Bold Type, the hit series inspired by the life of former Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Joanna Coles, is now streaming first and only on Showmax in South Africa.
For the first time in Netflix history, the streaming service has climbed on board to produce the new Nigerian flick 'Lionheart'.