Sat-UK #116 30.10.97: MTV 2 - MUTV

Sat-UK Report #116:
- MTV 2 on the air
- BSkyB to launch Man. United TV?
wednesday 1st october 1997
Email: dominic@bigrp.demon.co.uk
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And now the news:

---------- MTV 2 on the air

Well, it's confirmed that MTV 2 (Hungary) is on the air and broadcasting
from now on on Eutelsay HotBird 3. Currently, the sound is only
available on 6,60 in mono, but MTV hopes to get stereo on 7,02/7,20 soon
for multilingual broadcasts!

---------- BSkyB to launch Man. United TV?
(source: UK Satellite Control. News information copyright (c) 1996-1997
UK SATELLITE. Neil Anthony Powell. All rights reserved.)

English Football Club  Manchester United will launch a television
channel with British Sky Broadcasting and Granada Media Group to take
advantage of the team's rapid commercial growth. The pay channel will
launch in autumn 1998 on new digital cable and satellite offerings.
"MUTV" will broadcast in Britain for six hours a day but will not show
Premier League action, since rights for that coverage have been sold to
BSkyB under a deal through 2001. The channel will show "friendlies"
games, classic matches from the past, reserve team games and interviews
with players. United's pre-tax profit soared 79 percent to 27.6 million
pounds ($44.5 million) uring its past fiscal year. The club, popular in
all corners of the world including the Far East, also took its ourth
English league title in five years last season and progressed to the
semifinals of Europe's premier club competition.

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