Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana are all included in the deal for StarTimes platforms.
Manchester United has partnered with StarTimes to distribute the club’s MUTV channel in more than 30 countries across sub-Saharan African.
The deal with StarTimes represents the biggest agreement of its kind by United in the region. It means viewers in countries including Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and Ghana will receive exclusive Red Devils content 24 hours a day via StarTimes platforms.
Speaking about the agreement, Phil Lynch, Chief Executive of Media, Manchester United, said: “We are proud to have hundreds of millions of passionate fans in Africa and this long-term agreement will allow them to get closer to the club through MUTV’s exclusive, round-the-clock content from Old Trafford and the AON Training Complex.
“MUTV is one of our most important channels for engaging with fans around the world, whether through linear or direct-to-consumer streaming platforms, and we are excited to be significantly increasing its reach through our new partner, StarTimes, in Africa.”
Kristen Miao, Sports Deputy Director, StarTimes, added: “Manchester United is one of the most iconic football clubs in the world. We are delighted to share MUTV with football fans across Africa as part as our commitment to enhancing our subscribers’ experience.”