Sub-Saharan Africa Will Live to Stream All World Cup Matches For The First Time Ever

For the first time, football lovers in sub-Saharan Africa will have access to 4K video quality this year for all 64 matches of the 2018 World Cup. Thanks to South African game-streaming service Showmax. Football fans from that region will now be able to watch their teams compete in crisp digital video.

Studies predict that within Africa’s 1.4 billion population. There will be 15 million streaming subscribers by 2026, on top of the number of active users. Showmax hopes this will help them in their goal to gain more subscribers. They’re currently available on televisions, smartphones, tablets, and computers. Also, intelligent screens run on Android and iOS.

Enthusiastic viewership of the FIFA World Cup:

The FIFA World Cup Finals are coming up soon, and when they kick off on November 20th in the Al Bayt Stadium in Qatar. Fifty African nations will be able to watch their favorite teams compete during this year’s world event.

Despite the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup being plagued with controversy. This year’s tournament is estimated to be watched by a whopping 5 billion people, up from 2018’s 3.5 billion viewers.

Africa has five teams ( SENEGAL, GHANA, CAMEROON, MOROCCO, TUNISIA) in the World Cup. After Showmax introduced its service as a decentralized and inexpensive platform. The company got all with the help of new age technology that supports cheaper internet access and faster smartphone penetration, in addition to better marketing opportunities.”

Want to catch the latest games of the World Cup? If so, “Guests must be a subscriber to Showmax Pro to access live sport. With our 30+ channels and live video on demand. You get everything you need during Russia’s summer soccer World Cup.” Barry Dubovsky, COO for Connected Video at MultiChoice, owns Showmax and Supersport, tells Quartz.

Watching World Cup on demand will come at a cost.

In a press release, Yolisa Phahle, CEO of Connected Video at MultiChoice. Says they’re excited to launch 4K video streaming on African Black Label TV. The feature will offer the lowest data appeal on the continent while offering up to 50 frames per second (fps).

Because we strive to make the viewing experience easy, also enjoyable as possible, we have implemented various resolutions for our users. 4K buffs can choose between 1080p or 4K resolutions with either 300MB or 90MB per hour of data usage.

So you want to stream video without interruption? You could start by signing up for the Pro plan, which allows viewers to register up to five devices and stream simultaneously on two machines. There’s also a mobile-only plan with similar features but no need for multiple computers and wireless routers.

The matchup for life is a new way to discover and get into the best match. Users can select specific matches, set reminders, and watch an entire match on-demand or highlight it using a timer.

Unfortunately, the cost of smartphones keeps most Africans offline. And in many cases, they have to contend with low internet speeds. That’s because only 15 countries have plans to launch 5G networks.

“However, the cost of smartphones keeps most Africans offline. And those who own them have to contend with low internet speeds as less than 15 nations have laid plans to launch 5G networks.”

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Golam Muktadir, chief editor at Surprise Sports (Leading Sports News Website). He is sharing his World Cup Football thoughts, trending news, and real-time Qatar World Cup updates.

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