South Africans living abroad have a new way to get a taste of home as kykNET expands its footprint, using the ShowMax video on demand platform to supply content to Afrikaans speakers in key countries across the globe.
The new kykNET International service is now live and available to South African audiences in selected countries in North America, Europe and Australasia via the ShowMax platform.
With around 13 000 episodes of TV shows and movies, kykNET International launches with almost 6 000 hours of Afrikaans language programming.
Viewers in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand will be able to log on to www.showmax.com and for $8.99 (R136.00) per month have unlimited access to classic favourites such as Molly en Wors, Song vir Katryn, Vallei van Sluiers and Plek van die Vleisvreters as well as the latest episodes of Kwela, Binnelanders, Villa Rosa and Robinson. Importantly, the platform will have new content within 24 hours of it airing in South Africa.
“There are vast numbers of Afrikaans speakers who live outside Africa and still want to keep in touch with their culture and language. kykNET International now makes this easy to do using the ShowMax platform,” says Jeanne van Zyl, Head of kykNET International .