English Premier League is by far the most watched “professional sports league” in the world, yeah thats right the average seasonal tv views of premier league are around 4.7 billion reaching 643 million houses around the world. So what is at stake in the premier league prize money and where do all the TV rights money go ? Lets take a deep look into the Premier League financial windfall which racks in more than £5 Billion in tv rights from 2013 to 2016 per season. before we get into TV prize money distribution we need to take a look at how the TV rights are sold.
Premier LeagueTV Rights Sale
- Domestic SkySports & BT Sports: £3.018bn
- BBC Motd & Other online coverage rights: £200 million
- Overseas TV rights: £2 Billion
Sky Sports and BT Sports went head to head in persuit of domestic rights and it was a record breaking deal where TV rights for UK sold at £3.018 Billion for the next three season (till 2013-2016)
In United Kingdom there will be 154 games a season to be shown live on TV, from which 116 will be on Sky Sports and 38 games a season on BT Sports.
How the TV Money is distributed among 20 premier league clubs ?
Premier league TV rights is a massive payout which is shared between 20 league clubs as well as the premier league itself. So the official distribution of TV money goes like this in premier league.
- 50% divided equaly among 20 clubs
- 25% is divided according to the league positon (higher the team finishes higher the payout)
- 25% is the facility fee (given to clubs who’s matches are shown live)
Now in addition to the TV money Premier League clubs also get huge prize money for playing in the 38 game long season, and below is the chart from the 2012-13 season payouts. Prize Money is distributed in terms of merit on where the team finishes.
|No.||Team||Prize Money||TV Money||Total|