Marseille Tops Paris St. Germain In TV Earnings; Ligue 1 Far Behind EPL
Ligue 1 side Paris St. Germain "may have won the French title by a 12-point margin from Marseille," but it was pipped by its greatest rivals in terms of income from TV in the '12-13 season, according to the AFP. L'Equipe reported on Friday that Marseille earned just under €48M ($63.6M) in TV income, with PSG earning €44.1M ($58.4M) and Lyon, which finished third, earning just under €44M ($58.2M). That trio was "a significant distance ahead of the next highest earners, Bordeaux," which collected €32.1M ($42.5M). The figures show "how far France's top flight trails behind the English Premier League, which rakes in more money from television than any other in Europe." ManU made €71.4M ($94.7M) in TV income thanks to its Premier League title win (AFP, 6/7).