• Club’s TV channel transmits in high-definition ahead of Tour 2014
• MUTV HD the only channel to see Louis van Gaal’s first games in charge
MUTV, Manchester United’s in-house TV channel, is today celebrating a landmark moment as it starts transmitting in stunning HD for the first time.
As part of the launch, which has seen the channel undergo a full brand refresh, supporters will have the exclusive opportunity to watch every one of Louis van Gaal’s first four games in charge in HD during Tour 2014, presented by Aon in the United States.
Fans will also benefit from fantastic crystal-clear player content, exclusive access to the new manager, live U21s and U18s matches and completely new look for popular shows such as The Paddy Crerand Show, Countdown to Kick Off, United Today and more.
To cater for the new format, the club has invested significantly in new facilities, with brand new studios at Old Trafford and the Aon Training Complex, as well as new programming and graphic suites constructed for the new format.
Manchester United group managing director Richard Arnold said: “This is a landmark day for Manchester United, and we’re delighted that MUTV has made the move into a high-definition format. The growth of MUTV across the globe has been truly remarkable, and this significant investment shows our ongoing commitment to the channel and its subscribers.
“It is fitting, then, that the first games in the new exciting era under Louis van Gaal during Tour 2014, presented by Aon, should be the first on the new HD format.”