Showmax To Broadcast All 64 FIFA World Cup Matches Live In 4K
November is set to be an exciting season for football lovers as Showmax Pro will stream all 64 FIFA World Cup Qatar games in ultra-high-definition screen resolution across Nigeria and other sub-Saharan African countries.
Reigning world champions, France will be defending their title at the FIFA World Cup Qatar, taking place from 20 November 2022 until the final on 18 December 2022. This is the first time the FIFA World Cup will be hosted in the Arab world. Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, and Tunisia will be representing Africa.
Speaking on the development, the CEO of Connected Video at MultiChoice, Yolisa Phahle said, “We built Showmax Pro with our football-loving continent in mind. We became the first streaming service in Africa to make mobile downloads possible for offline viewing and created the lowest data streaming option on the continent. Now we are gearing up for the world’s greatest sports spectacle, which deserves to be seen in the best quality possible, so we’re delighted to introduce 4K for the first time during the FIFA World Cup Qatar TM. The 4K stream will have up to 50 frames per second (fps), double the standard 25fps we currently offer.”
According to the streaming platform, African viewers can choose the data streaming option that best suits them: in addition to the new 4K and High Definition (HD) options, there are Low, Data Saving and Max Data Saving modes that use just 300MB, 100MB and 50MB per hour respectively.
The Showmax Pro plan allows subscribers to register up to five devices – including smart TVs, media boxes, and mobile devices – and stream simultaneously on two devices at the same time.
Showmax Pro also offers a mobile-only plan that allows viewers to stream on a single mobile device.