Premier League news

Man U earns $93M from broadcasters

May 21, 2013
By Associated Press

LONDON -- Manchester United earned a record 60.8 million pounds ($92.7 million) in Premier League television revenue this season en route to a 20th English title.

Deposed champion Manchester City, which finished 11 points behind United in second, received 58.1 million pounds ($88.6 million), according to figures released by the league on Tuesday.

Even finishing last was lucrative, with Queens Park Rangers returning to the second tier after earning 39.8 million pounds ($60.6 million) from TV companies.

The cash paid by overseas broadcasters is split evenly between the 20 topflight teams. Half of the domestic TV income is split evenly, a quarter is shared depending on where a club finishes, and the remaining 25 percent is distributed depending on how often the team is broadcast live in Britain.

That meant fifth-place Tottenham was fourth on the TV revenue standings with 55.9 million pounds ($85.2 million), while third-place Chelsea was fifth with 55 million pounds ($83.8 million).

The Premier League is set to generate 5.5 billion pounds ($8.4 billion) from broadcasters between 2013 and 2016 - 2 billion pounds ($3 billion) more than the three-season deal that has just ended.

The champions could earn 100 million pounds ($152 million) next season from broadcasters.