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Showmax Pro to Live Stream Tokyo Olympic Games


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Showmax Pro is set to live stream the Tokyo Olympic Games for subscribers in more than 50 countries across Africa.

The Tokyo Olympics, postponed a year because of Covid-19, will look different from previous editions, with strict rules in place around mask-wearing, social distancing and the number of fans who may attend events. There will be no public viewing areas in the host city and international spectators are not allowed. Showmax Pro subscribers will have access to live streams of every event that is made available to SuperSport by the Olympic Broadcast Services, including the opening and closing ceremonies, and every medal event.

While only Showmax Pro subscribers will have access to live streams of every available event, all Showmax subscribers will be able to stream exclusive Olympics coverage including talk shows, highlights and documentaries. In celebration of the Tokyo Olympics, Showmax Pro is launching a special offer to subscribers: from July 2 to August 31, Showmax Pro subscribers who sign up for Showmax’s sport offering will receive two months of access for the price of one.

Yolisa Phahle, CEO for MultiChoice Connected Video, said: “We are thrilled to bring all the action to our Showmax Pro subscribers to stream wherever they are, and we’ll be backing our African athletes every step of the way.”

Marc Jury, SuperSport CEO, added: “There is no bigger—or better—celebration of sport than the Olympic Games. It’s wonderful theatre, particularly at a time when we need to be entertained, and we look forward to the best-ever broadcast offering.”








About Chelsea Regan

Chelsea Regan is the managing editor of World Screen. She can be reached at cregan@worldscreen.com.

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