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Man Utd Receive 60.8m in Premier League Broadcast Payments

Tue 21st May 2013 | Money & Finance

Manchester United received £60.8m in broadcasting payments from the Premier League it has been revealed.

Announcing the value of its broadcast payments made to clubs for the season 2012/13, the Premier League’s newly crowned champions were top of the pile closely followed by Manchester City who made just over £58.1m.

TV cash is distributed to all clubs competing in the league with 50% of UK broadcast revenue  split equally between the 20 clubs, 25%  paid in Merit Payments (depending on where a club finishes in the final League table), and the final 25% paid in Facility Fees each time a club's matches are on TV in the UK.

United games were broadcast live on 25 occasions ahead of Arsenal and Liverpool on 22 occasions and Manchester City and Tottenham on 21 occasions.  

Surprisingly, Europa League winners, Chelsea were only broadcast live on 16 occasions but netted just under £55m following their third place finish in the league.

Each club is guaranteed a minimum of 10 live broadcasts throughout the season with Fulham, Norwich, Reading, Southampton, Stoke, Swansea, West Brom, and Wigan all finishing on that amount.

In total £972,165,620 was distributed to the 20 Premier League clubs.

The full breakdown of payments can be found here

Posted by: Aaron Gourley


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