The new deal, signed on 13th July 2016 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania by Azam Media, TFF and the Tanzania Premier League Board, means the that 16 clubs in the top flight league are set to each receive funding worth TZS126m annually, that will be paid in three instalments of TZS42m.
According to the contract, the final TZS42m instalment will be distributed based on each team's position at the end of the league campaign, with top teams earning more.
In 2013, Azam secured its first ever contract to broadcast live and recorded Premier League matches. The Dar es Salaam-based broadcaster inked a three-year TZS5.5bn deal, which expired at the end of the 2015/16 season.
Selestine Mwesigwa, TFF secretary general said: “The aim to award more top teams sought to increase competitiveness in the league. Every team should make strong preparations and demonstrate competitiveness, they should vie for top spots, every team should be eager to win their matches so that they can benefit at the end of the day."
Tido Mhando, Azam media director said: “The company has continued to establish itself as a reliable pay television operator and was committed to providing quality live match broadcasts. We are delighted to have forged this partnership with TFF, our commitment is to invest in Tanzanian football and we'll ensure it becomes one of the most attractive and competitive league."