MUTV (Manchester United F.C.)

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MUTV
Mutv new logo.png
Launched 10 September 1998
Owned by Manchester United
Audience share ~0.0% (October 2013, BARB)
Website Official site
Availability
Satellite
Sky Channel 418
TopTV (South Africa) Channel 205
meo (Portugal) Channel 97
TrueVisions (Thailand) Channel 119
Cable
Virgin Media Channel 528
UPC Ireland Channel 428
IPTV
Alice Home TV (Italy) Channel 285
UniFi (Malaysia) Channel 705
Now TV (Hong Kong) Channel 640
meo (Portugal) Channel 97

MUTV (Manchester United Television) is an English subscription-based television channel owned and operated by Manchester United FC. The channel first broadcast on 10 September 1998.[1]

MUTV offers Manchester United fans exclusive interviews with players and staff, full matches, including all Premier League games (broadcast generally at midnight of the day the match was played), live reserve and academy games and "classic" matches plus footballing news and other themed programming. The station also broadcasts all of the team's pre-season friendly matches.[2]

When it was formed, the channel existed as a three-way joint venture between Manchester United, ITV plc and BSkyB. On 16 November 2007, ITV plc sold its 33.3% stake in MUTV to Manchester United.[3] BSkyB followed suit on 22 January 2013, making MUTV 100% owned by Manchester United.[4]

Presenters and pundits[edit]

The original MUTV logo

Former presenters[edit]

Guests (ex-pros)[edit]

Online[edit]

Manchester United offers a similar service to its television channel online, allowing users to watch selected match highlights, news and interview clips.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bostock, Adam (10 September 2008). "MUTV celebrates 10 years". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). Retrieved 10 September 2008. 
  2. ^ "MUTV - FAQs". ManUtd.com. Manchester United. Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  3. ^ ITV sells stake in MUTV to Manchester United Reuters, 16 November 2007
  4. ^ "MUTV ownership changes". ManUtd.com (Manchester United). 22 January 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 

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