MUTV (Manchester United F.C.)

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MUTV logo.png
Launched10 September 1998
Owned byManchester United
Picture format576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share~0.0% (October 2013, BARB)
SkyChannel 418 (SD/HD)
Channel 870 (SD)
TopTV (South Africa)Channel 205
meo (Portugal)Channel 97
Foxtel (Australia)Channel 518
Channel 52
Virgin Media (UK)Channel 526
Virgin Media IrelandChannel 428
Alice Home TV (Italy)Channel 285
Now TV (Hong Kong)Channel 640
meo (Portugal)Channel 97
STC (Saudi Arabia)[1]Unknown

MUTV (Manchester United Television) is a premium television channel owned and operated by English football club Manchester United. 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 live for all of the team's pre-season friendly matches (including International Champions Cup).[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]

MUTV launched in high definition (HD) in July 2014 on the Sky platform in the United Kingdom and Ireland.[5]

Presenters and pundits[edit]

Previous MUTV logos

Former presenters[edit]

Guests (ex-pros)[edit]


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


  1. ^ Bostock, Adam (10 September 2008). "MUTV celebrates 10 years". Manchester United. Retrieved 10 September 2008.
  2. ^ "MUTV - FAQs". Manchester United. Retrieved 6 July 2010.
  3. ^ ITV sells stake in MUTV to Manchester United Reuters, 16 November 2007
  4. ^ "MUTV ownership changes". Manchester United. 22 January 2013. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  5. ^ "MUTV launches in HD". (Manchester United). 16 July 2014. Retrieved 16 July 2014.

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