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Manchester United announces partnership with StarTimes to bring MUTV to Africa

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Millions of Manchester United fans in Africa will have access to MUTV under a deal with StarTimes (www.StarTimesTV.com), the continent’s leading digital TV operator.

StarTimes will distribute MUTV to subscribers in more than 30 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, representing the largest deal of its kind signed by Manchester United in the region.

Viewers from countries like Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana will receive exclusive Manchester United content around the clock through StarTimes platforms.

MUTV is the world’s leading football club TV channel, offering first-team and academy matches, live manager press conferences, player interviews, award-winning documentaries and news.

StarTimes has 13 million subscribers through its digital television service DVB and 20 million users of its OTT streaming service, expanding access to premium digital entertainment throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

Manchester United Chief Media Officer Phil Lynch said: “We are proud to have hundreds of millions of passionate fans in Africa and this long-term deal will bring them closer to the club thanks to the exclusivity of MUTV . Clock content from Old Trafford and the AON training complex.

“MUTV is one of our most important channels for interacting with fans around the world, whether through linear streaming platforms or direct to consumers, and we’re excited to dramatically increase its reach with our new partner, StarTimes, in Africa.

Kristen Miao, deputy director of sports for StarTimes, said: “Manchester United are one of the most iconic football clubs in the world. We are excited to share MUTV with football fans across Africa as part of our commitment to improving the experience for our subscribers.

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