Manchester United has partnered with the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) to become the first English Premier League club to stream its dedicated channel, MUTV, free of charge, to the UK armed forces.
BFBS has been broadcasting to the UK armed forces community for over 75 years, providing coverage of sport, music and entertainment to servicemen and women and their families worldwide, wherever they may be stationed.
Now, MUTV will be available overseas on BFBS TV Player, which will offer dedicated club programming including highlights and full replays of all Manchester United’s Premier League and European matches, live and exclusive women's and academy team games, plus access to pre-season tours. In addition, there are exclusive documentaries, live studio shows, player and legend interviews, plus the manager's weekly press conference and much more.
“The Club has always been supportive of the armed forces, offering a number of complementary tickets to each home game to deserving service personnel,” said Manchester United’s CEO of Media, Phil Lynch.
“This year, as in previous years, we also donated our dedicated Remembrance Day match worn shirts to be auctioned by the Royal British Legion.
“MUTV is already available in 56 territories worldwide and we are proud to have teamed up with BFBS TV Player to extend this service by offering subscription free access to members of the armed forces.”
Nicky Ness, BFBS’ Director of Broadcasting & Entertainment, added: “Watching football is a vital part of ‘down time’ in the military, which is why it’s always been central to BFBS’ entertainment offering to our armed forces posted overseas.
“It’s great to be able to enhance our football content by adding MUTV to the entertainment mix, and we’re confident that its programmes will be very well received by our audience.”
Author: Jake Wilkin