In the fast-paced world we live in, consumption patterns are continually changing. The way that people watch television is changing too. The days of having to wait for big TV channels and networks to release the latest series are fading fast.
On-demand television offered by the likes of Showmax and Netflix has given rise to the popular trend of binge-watching.
The service has transformed the television industry worldwide, with more people subscribing to its services to gain access to their favourite television series programmes. An increasing number of South Africans have made the shift to binge-watching, creating a larger market for Showmax.
Showmax allows consumers to subscribe monthly to get access to their favourite TV shows.
While Netflix is a strong competitor for Showmax, what the former has working against it is that it doesn’t offer HBO.
Fact is HBO has some pretty awesome shows and Showmax has capitalised on this in a major way.
The Best of HBO on Showmax is a collection launched in January 2017, featuring some of the top series and documentaries from the American network.
The shows are available to stream online or download via the smartphone and tablet apps for Android and iOS.
The Best of HBO on Showmax Collection features shows such as:
Silicon Valley, True Blood, Big Love, Ballers, Game of Thrones, Veep, Luck, Hello Ladies, Girls, True Detective, Sex and the City, Carnivale, Rome. Hung, Entourage, Band of Brothers, The Sopranos, Boardwalk Empire, The Pacific, The Fence, Americans in Bed and others.
Produced by Martin Scorsese, Boardwalk Empire has been nominated for 57 Primetime Emmy Awards. Set at the dawn of Prohibition in Atlantic City is a place where powerful politicians and gangsters collude to control the violent moonshine market.
Girls is a witty half-hour series about a group of 20-something women in New York and their adventures as they adjust to life after college.