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MultiChoice Uganda lowers subscription fee for Showmax mobile

Joan Semanda Kizza, the PR and Communications Manager and Colin Asiimwe (right) the Head of Marketing.

Showmax mobile subscribers in Uganda will now enjoy the full Showmax catalogue at only Sh11,499

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MultiChoice Uganda has announced that Showmax mobile subscribers in Uganda will from the start of this week get an almost 25% reduction in price  to access the full Showmax catalogue on a single mobile device. They will  sh11,499 a month for access from the previous price of sh15,200.

Speaking about the price reduction, Colin Asiimwe, Head of Marketing, MultiChoice Uganda, says, “We know that consumers are under pressure at the moment and we believe this change will be appreciated by our mobile customers as will the decision not to increase any of our other prices. We look forward to more Ugandans enjoying our proudly African stories.”

Showmax mobile subscribers in Uganda get to keep up with Pearl Magic Prime’s new drama series Sanyu, Prestige and Maama & Me, as well as Story Yange which chronicles the personal lives of some of the most popular Ugandan social influencers.

So far this year, MultiChoice, the home of pay-TV entertainment,  has already released four Showmax Originals on their streaming platform: the follow-up to the very popular Tali’s Wedding Diary: Tali’s Baby Diary; the small-town psychological thriller DAM; the Kenyan police procedural Crime and Justice, a co-production with CANAL+; and reality series I Am LAYCON, Nigeria’s first Showmax Original, featuring Big Brother Naija Season 5 winner, Lekan Agbeleshe aka Laycon.

Other Showmax Originals on the way in 2021 include the Cape Flats neo-noir murder mystery Skemerdans; a second co-production with CANAL+, Blood Psalms, an epic series based on ancient African mythology; and its first international reality TV series format, Temptation Island South Africa.

Showmax will also continue to bring the best of HBO, international series, movies and kids’ shows to Africa first.

The standard Showmax plan remains UGX 30,300, Showmax Pro remains sh67,200 and Showmax Pro mobile remains sh33,600 per month.




Mobile WAS

Showmax Mobile


Showmax Pro Showmax Pro


UGX 30 300  UGX 15,200  UGX 11,499  UGX 67,200   UGX 33,600


What’s the difference between Showmax plans?

The mobile versions of Showmax and Showmax Pro are designed for anyone who only watches on a mobile device like a phone or tablet. Standard versions are ideal for Showmax subscribers who use more than one device to watch, like a laptop or computer, or a smart TV, or for families who want to stream two shows concurrently.

Showmax Pro bundles the existing Showmax entertainment offering with music channels, news and live sports streaming from SuperSport. Live sport featured on Showmax Pro includes all Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, and PSL games as well as a wide range of live sports events including athletics, professional boxing, and the world’s biggest marathons.

Showmax Pro also includes a selection of live news channels, such as Euronews, Africanews and Newzroom Afrika.

Feature Mobile  Only  Standard
 Video quality Standard Definition (SD) High Definition (HD)
Which devices? Smartphones & tablets  Smartphones, tablets, computers, smart TVs, media players, and gaming consoles
Number of streams 1 stream 2 devices can stream at the same time
Number of devices Mobile only is limited to one registered device. Up to 5 devices can be registered, with 2 able to stream at the same time
Catalogue Full access to everything on Showmax/Showmax Pro. Full access to everything on Showmax/Showmax Pro.
Casting No  Yes


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