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Premier League Reveals '14-15 Revenue Distribution; Chelsea Leads With £99M Payout

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 02 / 15

The Premier League has the most equitable revenue distribution of any major league in Europe, with the ratio of top to bottom earning clubs at just 1.53:1. The EPL's appeal is created from the collective strength and equitable distribution of broadcast revenues. The mechanism for distributing this r...

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Racing Betting-Tax Parity Revenue Fund

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Political Party Demands $80M From RFEF

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France's Top 14 Hits Record Deficits

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