Breaking Bad is coming to ShowMax


From 17 November, the highly acclaimed series Breaking Bad is coming to ShowMax. Breaking Bad, which debuted in 2008, tells the story of high-school chemistry teacher Walter White who branches out into the manufacture and sale of illegal drugs after learning that he has terminal cancer.

Over five seasons and 62 episodes in total, the tale of Walter’s desperate bid to make money for his family in the time he has left unfolds.

Speaking about bringing Breaking Bad to ShowMax, head of content Victor Eckard said: “Breaking Bad is simply epic. It’s one of the most witty, clever, dark and inventive shows I’ve ever seen. We’ve already got more than 20 000 episodes of TV series and movies on the ShowMax catalogue but there’s always room for more, especially when they are this good.”

ShowMax is a subscription video on demand service launched in August 2015 with the largest content catalogue in Africa. Priced at R99 per month for unlimited viewing, ShowMax can be accessed via dedicated smart TV apps, via desktop and laptop computers using a web browser, and via tablets and smartphones using iOS and Android apps.

Subscription video on demand is a new way to watch video entertainment that is rapidly gaining popularity across the globe. Content is delivered via an internet connection and can be started, paused and stopped at will.

“Breaking Bad is a great example of the allure of a service like ShowMax. With subscription video on demand, the entire history of popular series is available in one place. You can start, stop, pause at any time, and when the show is as compelling as Breaking Bad you can keep watching episode after episode in a non-stop viewing marathon.


“With so many series out there there’s no way to catch them all as they air for the first time, but you can now pick and choose the best and find out what everyone else has been raving about,” said Eckard.


Two different shows can be viewed simultaneously on separate devices with one ShowMax subscription. This means that parents can watch Breaking Bad on their smart TV at the same time as the kids catch their favourite cartoon on their tablet.

No additional hardware is needed to access ShowMax, just an internet connection. For the best quality service, a high-speed connection of 4 Mbps or faster is recommended. Video is data-intensive, so having a high data allowance or uncapped data package is preferable.

ShowMax offers a risk-free seven day trial to give potential customers a chance to test out the service before paying for it. To access the free trial, simply sign up on and enter payment details. If the subscription is cancelled within the first seven days for any reason, then there will be no charge.


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