All you need to know about 1max

News 11 April 2024

New DStv channel 1max showcases Showmax content to linear subscribers.

All you need to know about 1max

New to DStv, 1max features award-winning content from Showmax, reality shows and a host of acclaimed local and international titles – and will be available to DStv Premium and Compact Plus subscribers in South Africa only.  

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The world of Showmax on DStv Channel 103 

The channel embraces and explores dynamic, authentic African stories with an edge, kicking off with titles such as Tracking Thabo Bester and Red Ink - both of which recently launched on Showmax and set social media abuzz. It will also feature content from other territories in Africa, such as the Nigerian telenovela Wura and The Real Housewives of Lagos, as well as international series like Ted, Yellowstone and Season 6 of The Good Doctor.  

Other acclaimed Showmax programming to look forward to is the SAFTA-winning comedy series Tali’s #JoburgDiary and Season 2 of The Mommy Club, inviting DStv Premium and Compact Plus subscribers to join the Showmax universe and conversations.  

The April schedule also includes episodes of Season 1 of Sports Wives, The Real Housewives of Lagos, Youngins,eKhaya Backpackers and Nigerian telenovela Wura.  

The content on 1max gives viewers only a sample of what’s available on the streaming service and encourages viewers who enjoy the shows to go to and get streaming. 

DStv Premium subscribers get Showmax at no additional cost and other DStv subscribers get Showmax at a discounted price.   

Where can I watch 1max on DStv? 1max is available on DStv Channel 103 from 1 April. 

On which packages can watch 1max? 1max is available to all DStv Premium and Compact Plus customers.  

What programming will be available on this channel? Content from Showmax as well as original local stories, reality shows and international series. 

Why are titles such as Red Ink and Tracking Thabo Bester only scheduled at 10pm? DStv adheres to the regulatory rules of the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of South Africa (BCCSA). Titles with age restrictions from 16 upwards are scheduled later in the evening to adhere to regulatory requirements. Those who want to stream these titles at their own convenience can sign up to Showmax here (insert link) 

Will I be able to stream 1max on DStv Stream? Yes  - 1max is available on DStv Stream

Will all Showmax Originals go to 1max? Content is subject to availability and scheduling. Stay up to date with the 1max schedule on  

Where is 1max available? 1max is only available in South Africa.  For viewers in other countries, access the full Showmax experience at  

Where can I find out what’s on 1max? 

All the 1max news and titles will be available on

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