S.A Internet TV Company, ShowMax opens East Africa Office in Kenya

South African Internet TV company, ShowMax has selected Kenya to launch its East Africa headquarters, pitching its tent at the acclaimed Nairobi Garage, a co-working space in Nairobi.

Nairobi Garage became the largest co-working space in Kenya following the launch of a branch in Westlands in 2015. It currently houses over 100 businesses including Uber, GeoPoll, Branch, TLcom, and Code for Africa.

The co-working space offers ShowMax flexibility and value for money, and provides access to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region, from which it hopes to learn from and make meaningful contributions to.

“We chose to base our operations at the Nairobi Garage for both practical and competitive reasons. Practically, it’s a flexible space well-known for consistently delivering the services essential to running a business like ours. Competitively, we want to be plugged-in at the heart of digital entrepreneurship in the region,” said Chris Savides, Head of ShowMax Africa.

Importantly, the office will support growth both in Kenya and in the wider East Africa region as ShowMax continues to expand to new countries with a tailored, localised service.

To make this a reality, ShowMax is currently recruiting for a number of roles. More information on that can be found here.

The siting of its office in Nairobi comes few weeks after it partnered SEACOM to host its caching servers in Nairobi. Both moves will give its expansion plans in the region a major fillip.

Launched in 2015 by global Internet and entertainment company Naspers, ShowMax has the largest video entertainment catalogue in Africa with over 20,000 episodes of hit TV shows and movies.

These countries access this humongous catalogue – which includes approximately fifteen thousand TV show episodes and movies, totaling almost ten thousand hours of viewing – for as low as US$ 7.99 per month for unlimited viewing.

ShowMax is accessible across a wide range of devices from smart TVs, media players and computers to smartphones and tablets. Its contents, both international and local, are delivered by leveraging relationships with major production studios from across the globe.

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