The Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has announced that it has secured free-to-air rights to broadcast the English Premier League (EPL).
The public broadcaster disclosed that it will air the “Game of the Week” every Saturday afternoon, starting with the opening round fixture between Tottenham between Southampton.
Merit Munzwembiri, Acting Director of Television Services and Digital Platforms at ZBC, confirmed the development after entering into a partnership with Simuka Corporation.
According to Munzwembiri, the package deal also includes stream feed, preview show, highlights and fantasy football for fans.
“We are pleased to announce that we have exciting times coming ahead, starting this weekend. As ZBC, we will be bringing you the EPL- English Premier League every other Saturday. This is a partnership we entered with our partner from South Africa, Simuka Football,” she said.
Munzwembiri also mentioned that ZBCTV will air the games, with live streaming available on Simuka Football’s digital platform.
“This will also include an exciting fantasy league for all those fans who are critics, who look at the coaches and their failures and want to believe that they also have an opportunity to set up their teams and play. This league will also be featured on ZBCTV in programmes like EPL ZONE,” she added.