Reigning world champions France will defend their title at the FIFA World Cup Qatar, taking place from 20 November 2022 until the final on 18 December 2022. This is the first time they will host the FIFA World Cup in the Arab world. Cameroon, Ghana, Morocco, Senegal and Tunisia will represent Africa.
Showmax to Stream All 64 FIFA World Cup Games in 4K
“We became the first streaming service in Africa to make mobile downloads possible for offline viewing and created the lowest data streaming option on the continent. Now we are gearing up for the world’s greatest sports spectacle, which deserves to be seen in the best quality possible, so we’re delighted to introduce 4K for the first time during the FIFA World Cup Qatar. The 4K stream will have up to 50 frames per second (fps), double the standard 25fps we currently offer.” Says Yolisa Phahle, CEO of Connected Video at MultiChoice.
The ultra-high-definition screen resolution that comes with 4K is 3840 by 2160 pixels. Most 4K devices have around 8 million pixels, meaning they will display the matches in brilliant detail.
Viewers in Africa can still choose the data streaming option that best suits them: besides the new 4K and High Definition (HD) options, there are Low, Data Saving and Max Data Saving modes that use just 300MB, 100MB and 50MB per hour, respectively.
There are officially 40 days to go until the FIFA World Cup Qatar. If you miss a game, highlights will be available to stream on demand.
- Showmax Pro will show all 64 games of the FIFA World Cup Qatar. This will also be available in HD.
- The 4K stream itself will go as low as 216p. The HD stream will have standard parameters (216p to 1080p).
- 4K will use around 90MB per minute of streaming.
- There’s no activation needed. 4K-capable TVs will have it available inside the player as an option.
- FIFA World Cup Qatar will stream across 50 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. It will not be available on diaspora service.