StarTimes to Air Manchester United Programmes on MUTV

Millions of Manchester United fans in Africa will gain access to MUTV under an agreement with StarTimes, the continentโ€™s leading digital TV operator.

StarTimes will distribute MUTV to subscribers in over 30 countries across sub-Saharan African, representing the biggest agreement of its kind by Manchester United in the region.

Viewers in countries including Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Ghana will receive exclusive Manchester United content 24 hours-a-day via StarTimes platforms.

MUTV is the worldโ€™s leading football club TV channel, featuring first team and Academy games, live managerโ€™s press conferences, player interviews, award-winning documentaries and news.

The channel will be available on Basic bouquet channel 264 for the pay television companyโ€™s terrestrial subscribers and Classic bouquet channel 252 on satellite platform. Users will also be in a position to watch on the brandโ€™s online application, StarTimes ON thereby widening access to top-quality digital entertainment throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Phil Lynch, Chief Executive of Media, Manchester United, said: โ€œWe are proud to have hundreds of millions of passionate fans in Africa and this long-term agreement will allow them to get closer to the club through MUTVโ€™s exclusive, round-the-clock content from Old Trafford and the AON Training Complex.

โ€œMUTV is one of our most important channels for engaging with fans around the world, whether through linear or direct-to-consumer streaming platforms, and we are excited to be significantly increasing its reach through our new partner, StarTimes, in Africa.โ€

Kristen Miao, Sports Deputy Director, StarTimes, said: โ€œManchester United is one of the most iconic football clubs in the world. We are delighted to share MUTV with football fans across Africa as part as our commitment to enhancing our subscribersโ€™ experience.โ€