June 05, 2014

Updated: "Manchester United's MUTV to launch in HD in July"

Coming to Virgin Media next month, Man U fans can enjoy the good old days in HD:
UPDATE: Now confirmed as a Sky exclusive and not coming to VM

Manchester United's new beginning will coincide with a new era for MUTV this summer as it becomes the first club channel in the UK to broadcast in HD.

This exciting upgrade, effective from July, means fans will be able to watch the Reds' live pre-season games in stunning high definition for the very first time, as new managerLouis van Gaal takes the team to the United States on Tour 2014, presented by Aon.

The tour fixtures confirmed so far are as follows (UK/Ireland times in brackets):
23 July, 19:30 (24 July, 03:30) - LA Galaxy, Pasadena
26 July, 14:10 (26 July, 21:10) - AS Roma, Denver
29 July, 19:00 (30 July, 00:00) - Inter Milan, Washington DC
2 August, 16:05 (2 August, 21:05) - Real Madrid, Ann Arbor

Live coverage will continue into the new 2014/15 season as MUTV shows United's Under-21s and Under-18s in HD, giving fans the chance to spot the players who might follow Adnan Januzaj, James Wilson and Tom Lawrence into the first team.


Allan Fagan said...

Does it cost Virgin a whole lot to broadcast the HD version of the channel?

John Smith said...

Whether Virgin held negotiations with MUTV or not, the upshot is that they have failed us again. Behind the curve and outmanoeuvred as usual...