We reported in an earlier story that Newcastle will receive over Â£6M from the Premier league for finishing in 12th place.
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But that amount is peanuts compared to what Newcastle will receive from the world-wide TV rights.
Each club’s earnings consist of a flat fee of Â£22.8M as part of an equal share of the revenue pouring into the Premier League’s coffers from television broadcasting deals, worth a total of Â£2.7 billion over three years.
Then, on top of that, each club gets money depending on how many of their games were televised live and shown around the world.
Newcastle will receive Â£38.2M which is almost double what they received in the previous season – Â£21.2M. Is the Premier league big business? It certainly seems so.
A total of Â£615M was divided between the 20 Premier League teams compared with just Â£502M last year.
Here’s the full list of what each Premier League club will be receiving for this season, with the previous season amount also shown:
Club 2008 Rev - M 2007 Rev - M Manchester United Â£49.3 Â£32.0 Chelsea Â£45.6 Â£30.9 Arsenal Â£47.0 Â£29.0 Liverpool Â£45.4 Â£28.4 Everton Â£42.1 Â£25.3 Aston Villa Â£42.3 Â£22.0 Blackburn Rovers Â£40.2 Â£22.0 Portsmouth Â£40.4 Â£23.0 Manchester City Â£39.7 Â£21.0 West Ham United Â£36.8 Â£21.1 Tottenham Hotspur Â£36.0 Â£27.3 Newcastle United Â£39.2 Â£21.2 Middlesbrough Â£34.2 Â£20.5 Wigan Athletic Â£33.4 Â£18.4 Sunderland Â£33.6 Â£6.5* Bolton Wanderers Â£32.0 Â£24.6 Fulham Â£31.3 Â£20.4 Reading Â£30.6 Â£23.6 Birmingham City Â£29.8 Â£6.5* Derby County Â£29.1 (n/a) Total Â£815.2 Â£502.5
* denotes parachute payment for clubs promoted from the Coca-Cola Championship.
Notice also that Newcastle made more TV money than the two London teams immediately above them, Tottenham and West Ham United.