Manchester United has offered to stream its in-house club channel, MUTV, free-of-charge on the British Forces Broadcasting Service (BFBS) TV Player.
Members of the UK Armed Forces will be able to access highlights, full replays of Premier League and UEFA matches, live women’s and academy team games. The club also produces exclusive documentaries, live studio shows, player and legend interviews, along with the manager’s weekly press conference for viewers’ enjoyment.
Manchester United’s CEO of Media, Phil Lynch, remarked: “The Club has always been supportive of the armed forces, offering a number of complementary tickets to each home game to deserving service personnel. 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.”
Over 35 sport, music and entertainment channels are available on the BFBS, which has been providing members of the forces and their families, past and present, with viewing material for 75 years via mobile, tablet and connected TV devices.
“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,” Nicky Ness, BFBS’ Director of Broadcasting and Entertainment added.
“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.“