United opens up MUTV to live streaming in UK, Ireland

English Premier League football club Manchester United has made its in-house television channel, MUTV, available to all supporters in the UK and Ireland through a new streaming service at mutv.com.

The mutv.com service will be accessible online via desktop, tablet and mobile devices and will not require a pay-television subscription to MUTV. The new service will cost £4.99 (€5.63/$6.42) per month.

MUTV will broadcast all seven of United’s upcoming pre-season fixtures, including games against Spanish LaLiga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.

The mutv.com service will also feature an on-demand section, exclusive interviews, films, features and documentaries, and academy action from United’s U18 and U23 teams.

MUTV and the new online streaming service are both available to customers of pay-television operators Sky and Virgin Media. Existing Sky subscribers will be able to access the mutv.com service for free.

Manchester United’s group managing director, Richard Arnold, said: “The demand from supporters in the UK and Ireland is unrivalled and naturally all United fans want to know the latest news from across the club.

“Being able to watch MUTV online and on the move is something that we have worked on for a long time and are sure it will be hugely popular with our ever growing family of fans.”

In February, United launched a subscription-based application that allows MUTV to be available worldwide. The app is available in 165 countries via the Apple and Google Play stores for a monthly subscription fee that varies by country. The terms of media-rights deals with the Premier League precluded the service being made available in the UK.