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Free access to MUTV for UK Armed Forces

Free access to MUTV for UK Armed Forces


20 Nov, 2020

Manchester United has become the first Premier League football club to stream its dedicated club channel, MUTV, free of charge on BFBS TV Player …

BFBS has been broadcasting to the UK Armed Forces community for more than 75 years, bringing the best of UK TV, sport, music and entertainment to Forces members and their families worldwide, wherever they may be stationed. 

MUTV will be available overseas* on BFBS TV Player, offering dedicated club programming including highlights and full replays of all Manchester United Premier League and UEFA matches, live and exclusive women’s and academy team games, plus unrivalled access to pre-season tours. In addition, it offers exclusive documentaries, live studio shows, player and legend interviews, plus the manager’s weekly press conference and much more.

BFBS TV Player offers the UK Armed Forces and their families overseas access to 35+ channels live and on catch-up via mobile, tablet and connected TV devices. 

Manchester United’s CEO of media, Phil Lynch comments: ‘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 shirts (worn by the players) 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’s director of broadcasting and entertainment, adds: ‘Watching football is a vital part of down time in the military, which is why it’s always been central to our 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.’ 


* Excluding the UK, Isle of Man, the Channel Islands and Ireland


About BFBS 

BFBS is a military charity and broadcaster that entertains, informs, connects and champions the UK Armed Forces. We bring entertainment, news, sport and information services to the military, their families and veterans worldwide. We spread happiness and keep people in touch, building morale among the military overseas – offering them a valuable connection to life back home, and a way to share experiences and build communities. 

We are also the home of military content, championing the military by keeping their activities in the public eye on our Forces digital channels and on our national TV channel. 


About Manchester United 

Manchester United is one of the most popular and successful sports teams in the world, playing one of the most popular spectator sports on Earth. Through its 142-year heritage it has won 66 trophies, enabling it to develop the world’s leading sports brand, and a global community of 1.1 billion fans and followers. Its large, passionate community provides Manchester United with a worldwide platform to generate significant revenue from multiple sources, including sponsorship, merchandising, product licensing, new media and mobile, broadcasting and match day.