MultiChoice South Africa will offer free access to 600 Udemy online courses until 31 July.
US-based Udemy is supported financially by MultiChoice’s former parent company, Naspers.
The free courses are accessible through the DStv app. Furthermore, all active DStv Premium subscribers will receive a US$5 voucher via e-mail to use on any of Udemy’s paid-for courses valid for a month. That represents about a 40% discount on the cost of most courses, MultiChoice said.
Simultaneously, the broadcaster said all new DStv Compact Plus and Compact customers will now pay for a month and get a month’s free access to Showmax at R49 (2.68 USD) per month until 30 June. DStv Premium subscribers will continue to get Showmax as a free value-add.
In the meantime, DStv Access customers now get 21 additional channels currently available on the DStv Family bouquet until 14 June. These channels include Moja Love, the WWE channel, NickTOONS and Boomerang HD.
PVR Premium subscribers will obtain one BoxOffice movie credit every week for the next four weeks. This is accessible to all active Premium customers with a PVR device paying a monthly “access fee”.