The mixed-genre package will be available to Showmax subscribers in 36 African countries.
BBC Worldwide has announced at MIPCOM 2017 that it has concluded a content sales agreement with African SVOD service Showmax.
The mixed-genre package which has in excess of 150 hours of natural history, drama and factual entertainment programming, will be available to Showmax subscribers in 36 African countries.
Commenting on the deal, Joel Churcher, Vice President and General Manager for Africa, BBC Worldwide said: I am delighted that Showmax subscribers across the African continent will soon have access to some of the most loved and much talked about shows from the BBC and leading UK independents through this new agreement.
Key shows that Showmax subscribers can look forward to include Planet Earth II, Call the Midwife Series, The Durrells Series 1 & 2, The Collection and Special Forces: Ultimate Hell Week Series 1 & 2.
Chris Savides, Head of Showmax Africa said: BBC shows are a cornerstone of our content lineup and have played a major part in propelling Showmax from a standing start two years ago to one of the most popular internet TV services in Africa.”