StarTimes signs agreement with Manchester United to offer MUTV in Africa

StarTimes digital terrestrial and satellite television services, the continent’s leading digital TV operator, will be distributing  MUTV to subscribers in over 30 countries across sub-Saharan African, marking  the biggest agreement of its kind by Manchester United in the region representing the biggest agreement of its kind by Manchester United in the region.

This indicates that millions of Manchester United fans in Africa will gain access to MUTV under the agreement with StarTimes.

The best of Man Utd match analysis will be able available to viewers in the following countries including Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana will receive exclusive Manchester United content 24 hours-a-day via StarTimes platforms.

MUTV is the world’s leading football club TV channel, featuring first team and Academy games, live manager’s press conferences, player interviews, award-winning documentaries and news, competitions and it is aired  onthese channels (DTT Ch.264; DTH ch.252).

StarTimes has 13 million subscribers through its DVB digital TV service and 20 million users of its OTT streaming service, widening access to top-quality digital entertainment throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Phil Lynch, Chief Executive of Media, Manchester United, said: “We 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 MUTV’s exclusive, round-the-clock content from Old Trafford and the AON Training Complex.

“MUTV 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.”

Kristen Miao, Sports Deputy Director, StarTimes, said: “Manchester 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 of our commitment to enhancing our subscribers’ experience.”


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