MUTV, the digital TV channel dedicated to Manchester United, is to
boost its editorial team and increase broadcasting hours ahead of the
new football season in August.
A change in licensing rights means that, for the first time, MUTV can
show Premiership games on a time-delay - sometimes as little as two
hours after the final whistle.
'This changes club channels into major sports broadcasting channels,'
said MUTV managing director Peter Brookes.
MUTV will continue with its three evening news bulletins. 'It is our
strongest brand,' Brookes said.
New programmes include an analysis of matches with a Manchester United
player, and a viewer-access slot.
MUTV broadcasts seven days a week between 5pm and 11pm. Editor-in-chief
is Bob Farrer and head of football is Kiera Barlow.