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Emtel partners with Manchester United to get exclusive football content to customers

Emtel partners with Manchester United to get exclusive football content to customers

As the first official Triple Play Partner in the region, after being the first mobile operator in the Southern Hemisphere, Emtel’s new partnership will allow its customers to stream Manchester United content across TV, mobile and internet platforms. (Image: Emtel)

Mauritius-based telecommunications major Emtel, which was the first mobile operator in the Southern Hemisphere, announced another first yesterday as it embarked on a multi-year partnership with the world’s most famous football club, Manchester United.

As the first official Triple Play Partner in the region, Emtel’s new partnership will allow its customers to stream Manchester United content across TV, mobile and internet platforms.

Fans will get access to the latest player interviews and behind-the-scenes footage, together with detailed insights into the history of the club, and this will be done in conjunction with CANAL+ and CANALSAT Mauritius.

“Our partnership will not only bring our fan base in Mauritius new and exclusive content, but the content will also be delivered in unique and exciting ways,” said Group Managing Director of Manchester United, Richard Arnold.

Furthermore, with this partnership, Emtel customers will enjoy a huge range of exclusive Manchester United content.

“We are very proud to be adding such an established and innovative company to our family of commercial sponsors,” said Richard Arnold.

“With 25 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, Emtel has shown that it knows what its consumers want, and is always leading in the way in new advances and technologies,” he added.

Moreover, through the MU App, Emtel customers will receive up-to-date club news, video highlights of the latest games, ringtones, wallpapers and much more via their smartphones or tablets.

For his part, Emtel CEO Shyam Roy said that being associated with the prestigious Manchester United Football Club is yet another great event in the 25 year long innovation-rich history of Emtel.

“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,” Shyam Roy said.

“Emtel is ready to deliver the incredible sports experience over its quality 4G/LTE and 3G networks through smart devices and through our associated TV broadcasting operation, MC Vision, to fulfil the diverse lifestyles of our subscribers” he concluded.

About Emtel Ltd:

Emtel Ltd became the first mobile operator in the Southern Hemisphere in May 1989. Today, from a mobile company, Emtel has evolved into a one-stop-shop for ICT solutions offering a wide range of products and services for individuals, enterprises and homes.

Emtel’s innovations include the first 3G Network in Africa in 2004. With 4G and FTTB services, Emtel is one of the most technologically advanced operators in Africa today.

Emtel also offers international connectivity solutions via undersea Optical Fibre and state-of-the-art Tier 3 Data Centre Services.

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