The Premier Soccer League (PSL) has sealed a broadcasting deal with local media company Zimpapers Television Network (ZTN) for the upcoming 2021 domestic league season.
The deal will see the topflight matches streamed live on ZTN’s social media pages and YouTube channel.
Speaking after signing the contract on Wednesday, PSL chairman Farai Jere said:
We’re extremely proud to be establishing a partnership with one of the most exciting, innovative and dynamic media companies in Zimbabwe.
ZTN has an outstanding track record of delivering top-quality programming. Our special relationship with ZTN began last year during the Castle Challenge Cup between Highlanders and FC Platinum at Barbourfields Stadium where we achieved a record viewing of 600 000 viewers across the board.
Meanwhile, the PSL and Delta Corporation have renewed their sponsorship partnership for the next three seasons.
The new deal was unveiled in Harare on Thursday. It is worth US$1 130 000 per season which will be split across three competitions.
The Castle Lager Premier Soccer League will get $700 000 while the Chibuku Super Cup will be sponsored for $375 000.
The Castle Challenge Cup which acts as the season opener between league winners and the Chibuku Super Cup champions is worth $55 000.
The prize money, however, is payable in Zimbabwean dollars at the bank rate of that day.
The 2021 campaign is expected to start on May 22 with the Chibuku Super Cup.