KAMPALA — Millions of Manchester United fans in Africa and Uganda in particular will gain access to MUTV under an agreement with StarTimes, the continents and Uganda’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 Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana will receive exclusive Manchester United content 24 hours-a-day via StarTimes platforms.
MUTV is the worlds leading football club TV channel, featuring first team and Academy games, live managers press conferences, player interviews, award-winning documentaries and news.
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 MUTVs 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.
Isma Lule, the Marketing Director StarTimes, said: Manchester United is one of the most iconic football clubs, not only in Uganda but the world at large. We are delighted to share MUTV with football fans across Africa as part as our commitment to enhancing our subscribers experience.