Naspers launches Showmax, a Netflix-like video on demand service

Naspers launched Netflix-like ShowMax on Wednesday.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed John Kotsaftis, CEO of DStV Digital Media – Showmax, about his company’s new video on demand (SVOD) service.

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John Kotsaftis

You need about 2 Megs per second for a smooth service.

John Kotsaftis

We operate as a separate business to DStv. We’re free to compete. We report to Naspers, not DStv.

John Kotsaftis

A big broadband revolution is coming.

John Kotsaftis

Most of our content is slightly older than that of DStv.

John Kotsaftis

For the moment, we’re staying in South Africa. A move abroad may be on the cards in future.

John Kotsaftis

We’ve invested heavily in getting local content. We have a lot of old classics from SABC and M-Net.

John Kotsaftis

This article first appeared on 702 : Naspers launches Showmax, a Netflix-like video on demand service


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