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SBD Global/May 22, 2013/Media

Champions Manchester United Finish Atop Of EPL's TV Money Share List

ManU emerged as the EPL's top earner when it comes to TV revenue, according to Tom Sharp of the LONDON TIMES. The champion's total income from TV for the '12-13 campaign was £60.8M ($92.2M), but even the division’s bottom club "will earn more than that next season under the terms of the new broadcasting deal." The Premier League is close to finalizing a deal worth an estimated £5.5B ($8.3B) in broadcasting rights for the '13-16 period, amounting to £2B ($3B) more than at present. Next season’s champions will be close to earning £100M ($152M) in broadcast revenue while the last-placed side will see earnings that increase from £39.8M ($60.4M) to approximately £63M ($95.6M). Despite the financial gulf between the Premier League’s top and bottom sides, the division "distributes half its total money made from television, as well as dividing revenue from domestic and overseas deals equally between all 20 clubs" (LONDON TIMES, 5/21). In London, Owen Gibson reported according to the Premier League's formula, which officials insisted "make it fairer than most of its rivals, half of its domestic broadcasting income and all of its overseas TV money is split equally between the 20 clubs." Of the rest, half is split as "merit money" and awarded according to where a club finishes in the table and the rest paid in "facility fees" depending on how many times a club is shown on TV by Sky. Under the '10-13 deal, which expired this season, each club received a £13.8M ($21M) equal share each season plus £18.9M ($28.7M) from overseas rights. ManU "earned the most from the facility fees," totaling £12.9M ($19.6M) from 25 live appearances. (GUARDIAN, 5/21).

PAYS TO BE AT THE TOP: Also in London, Jack de Menezes reported "the huge sums once again demonstrate the financial importance of being in the top flight" (INDEPENDENT, 5/21). In London, Nik Simon wrote Chelsea "may have beaten Arsenal and Tottenham to third place in the Premier League," but it did not "win the battle for television revenue." Roman Abramovich’s side "was broadcast just 16 times this season compared to 21 Spurs and 22 Arsenal games." Chelsea's lack of TV coverage means that Chelsea received £54.9M ($83.3M) of revenue compared to £55.9M ($84.8M) at White Hart Lane and £57.1M ($86.6M) at the Emirates (EVENING STANDARD, 5/21).

Premier League TV Payments '12-13
Team Equal share Facility Fees Merit Payment Overseas TV Total Payment
Arsenal 13,803,038 11,525,944 12,849,977 18,931,726 57,110,685
Aston Villa 13,803,038 7,697,488 4,535,286 18,931,726 44,967,538
Chelsea 13,803,038 8,654,602 13,605,858 18,931,726 54,995,224
Everton 13,803,038 7,697,488 11,338,215 18,931,726 51,770,467
Fulham 13,803,038 5,783,260 6,802,929 18,931,726 45,320,953
Liverpool 13,803,038 11,525,944 10,582,334 18,931,726 54,843,042
Man City 13,803,038 11,047,387 14,361,739 18,931,726 58,143,890
Man Utd 13,803,038 12,961,615 15,117,620 18,931,726 60,813,999
Newcastle 13,803,038 8,654,602 3,779,405 18,931,726 45,168,771
Norwich 13,803,038 5,783,260 7,558,810 18,931,726 46,076,834
QPR 13,803,038 6,261,817 755,881 18,931,726 39,752,462
Reading 13,803,038 5,783,260 1,511,762 18,931,726 40,029,786
S'hampton 13,803,038 5,783,260 5,291,167 18,931,726 43,809,191
Stoke 13,803,038 5,783,260 6,047,048 18,931,726 44,565,072
S'derland 13,803,038 7,697,488 3,023,524 18,931,726 43,455,776
Swansea 13,803,038 5,783,260 9,070,572 18,931,726 47,588,596
Tottenham 13,803,038 11,047,387 12,094,096 18,931,726 55,876,247
W Brom 13,803,038 5,783,260 9,826,453 18,931,726 48,344,477
West Ham 13,803,038 7,697,488 8,314,691 18,931,726 48,746,943
Wigan Ath 13,803,038 5,783,260 2,267,643 18,931,726 40,785,667
* Note: All figures in £
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