Manchester United ink content deal for Mauritius

DetailsRebecca Hawkes | 06 February 2015

Manchester United has sealed a multi-year deal with Mauritian telco Emtel to stream club content across TV, mobile and Internet platforms.

The triple-play partnership, which will be realised with French satellite operators Canal+ and Canalsat, is the first of its kind in the region for the footballing giant.

"We are very proud to be adding such an established and innovative company to our family of commercial sponsors. With 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Emtel has shown that it knows what its consumers want and is always leading the way in new advances and technologies," said Richard Arnold, group managing director, Manchester United.

"Our partnership will not only bring our fans in Mauritius new and exclusive content but it will also be delivered in unique and exciting ways."

Emtel's CEO Shyam Roy added: "Emtel has always been close to the needs of its customers and the people of Mauritius and we are extremely proud to be able to make the dreams of thousands of Mauritius football fans come true. Emtel is ready to deliver an incredible sports experience over its quality 4G/LTE and 3G networks through smart devices and through its associated TV broadcasting operations, to fulfil the diverse lifestyles of its subscribers."