ShowMax has, in South Africa at least, been giving streaming services like Netflix and Hulu a decent run for their money since launching just over a year ago.

At the same time, it launched a feature to provide expats with kykNET content, so that they could still enjoy local television series while living outside South Africa. It proved to be so successful, that ShowMax expanded the content into 28 countries.

Now, ShowMax wants to go one step further by broadening the content that’s on offer.

Alongside kykNET, subscribers can now watch their favourite television shows from Mzansi Magic, M-Net and Vuzu.

“Shows like Our Perfect Wedding, The Wild, Isibaya, Binnelanders and Suidooster are as uniquely South African as bunny chow and biltong. Our plan is simple – put all the best South African shows in one spot and give expats a taste of home wherever they’ve ended up. In total, we’ve got around 14,000 TV show episodes and movies,” explained Jeanne van Zyl, who heads up the expat service for ShowMax.

The additional service cost $9 per month and is available in Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.

“The challenge for South Africans abroad isn’t so much about fitting in; we’re a confident and resilient bunch who thrive almost anywhere. Where expats, especially those with kids, can struggle is keeping the language and cultural link to home. This is where ShowMax comes in,” concluded van Zyl.

Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.