Africa Special 2015 - Page 12

africa061115.qxp_africa 06/11/2015 10:31 Page 7 Globecast, Lagardère Sports power All Africa Games coverage G ITV licenses package to ShowMax ITV Studios Global Entertainment has licensed a 125-Hour scripted package to new South African SVoD Service, ShowMax. The deal will see an array of ITV’s quality content launch on ShowMax in November, including: new action adventure series Jekyll and Hyde, which was launched to the international market at MIPCOM in October; series one to three of critically acclaimed drama Rectify; series one to three of ITV Studios’ hit period drama Mr Selfridge; the first series of new TV franchise Good Witch; epic event drama Texas Rising, which tells the story of the Texas Revolution, and series one to three of ITV Studios’ popular crime franchise Vera. “Africa is one of the fastest growing markets for TV content.” Dan Gopal, EVP of EMEA distribution and global digital partners for ITV Studios Global Entertainment, said: “Our aim is to make our premium content available for viewers to watch whenever and wherever they like, so we are delighted that South African audiences will have the opportunity to enjoy some of our most popular recent dramas. Africa is one of the fastest growing markets for TV content and ShowMax is one of the major players in the region, so they are the ideal partner for our programming”. Victor Eckard, head of content for ShowMax, added: “Our goal from the outset has been to establish ShowMax as the most comprehensive, high quality SVoD content collection in Africa. We’re delighted to partner with ITVS GE to add these incredible programmes to the platform and look forward to a ܙX]