We don’t get enough live coverage of school sports in Zimbabwe. Hold that thought, there is no live coverage. Twitter updates from School Sports Network don’t count either.
Now, that very same startup wants to change that. Yesterday, School Sports Network (SSN) launched a crowdfunding campaign meant to mobilise resources that will be used to set up a live stream service for Zimbabwean school sports. This coverage will be for matches and tournaments.
SSN (formerly known as Frontrowzim)has been covering school sports since 2013 through an online platform which was the first of its kind in Zimbabwe.
With a crowd fund target of $1,700 SSN wants to acquire encoders, recorders, software and the licencing necessary to deliver high-resolution video and sound. All this will be used in setting up the SSN mobile live streaming studio.
SSN intends to live stream a variety of school sports that include rugby, soccer, basketball, swimming, T20 cricket, hockey volleyball and athletics. Should the campaign succeed, SSN will start offering this service in September 2015, during the next school term.
Something has been thrown in for people supporting this campaign. All contributors will be offered unlimited access to the live streamed games.
If you want to support this campaign you can follow the link below. Thanks to Paynow, there are options to donate through mobile money.