MUTV (Manchester United FC)


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

MUTV offers Manchester United fans exclusive interviews with players and staff, full matches, including all Premier League games, live football and news and other games programming. The station also broadcasts all of the team’s pre-season friendly matches. [2]

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 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

Previous MUTV logos
  • Arthur Albiston
  • Viv Anderson
  • Ron Atkinson
  • Andy Cole
  • Pat Crerand
  • Ali Douglas
  • Stewart Gardner
  • Mandy Henry
  • Denis Irwin
  • Lou Macari
  • Helen Evans
  • Sammy McIlroy
  • Gary Pallister
  • Andy Ritchie
  • Sarah Stone
  • David Stowell
  • Mark Sullivan
  • Mickey Thomas
  • Jim Rosenthal

Former presenters

  • Ally Begg
  • Hayley McQueen
  • Steve Bottomley
  • Paul Anthony
  • Joe Evans
  • Mark Pearson
  • Steve Bower
  • Matt Cole
  • Andrew Dickman
  • Dan O’Hagan
  • Stuart Pearson
  • Bryan Swanson

Guests (ex-pros)

  • Nicky Butt
  • Denis Law
  • David May

Online

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

References

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

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