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ShowMax opens up office in Nairobi, as the East Africa regional HQ

by Milicent Atieno

Internet TV ShowMax has set up its East Africa regional headquarter office in Nairobi, Kenya. The office is set up at the co-working space, Nairobi Garage at Westlands in Nairobi.

The co-working space, Nairobi Garage, has grown to become the biggest of co-working space in Kenya following the opening of a second branch at Westlands in Nairobi. Nairobi Garage now houses at least 100 businesses, including world renowned brands like Uber, Code for Africa, GeoPoll, TLcom, and Branch.

We chose to base our operations at the Nairobi Garage for both practical and competitive reasons,” said Chris Savides, the Head of ShowMax Africa. “Practically, it’s a flexible space well-known for consistently delivering the services essential to running a business like ours. Competitively, we want to be plugged-in at the heart of digital entrepreneurship in the regions.”

Nairobi Garage is said to offer ShowMax both flexibility and value for money, in that it provides closer access to East Africa ecosystem of entrepreneurship. ShowMax is keen on leveraging on, learning from, and networking with the best entrepreneurs emerging from the East Africa region.

ShowMax is already looking for professionals to fill up some of the new vacancies opened up with setting up new offices in Nairobi. More details on these vacancies can be found here. The setting up of its office comes hot on the heels of a partnership ShowMax made with SEACOM to host their caching servers in Nairobi.

ShowMax was launched in 2015 by the South African-based international internet and entertainment company Naspers. Currently, ShowMax can boast of over 20,000 episodes of hit TV shows and movies. It also has the largest video entertainment catalogs across Africa.

ShowMax’s TV shows and movies are accessible in a broad range of devices starting from smart TVs, computers, tablets, smartphones, and media players. It has a catalog of both international and local contents, contents it obtains by partnering with major production studios around the world.

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