Massive Increase In New Premier League TV Deal – Worth £4.4B


Dan Roan of BBC Sport is reporting that the Premier League is set to announce next Tuesday a massive new TV deal that he says will be £4.4B (€5.93B) ($6.7B).

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Mike Ashley – seems he’s delighted with the new deal – more money

That’ s almost a 50% increase over the last Premier League TV deal which was worth £3B, and gives Premier League clubs anywhere from £60B to £100B each May.

The current deal runs out at the end of next season and the new deal will run from 2016 to 2019.

There were multiple bidders for the seven packages of live matches on offer, and the news is a second round of the auction has been triggered.

A lot of companies seem to want to get involved in the deal, with the Premier League games being so popular around the world,  and it was reported in early January that American companies Apple and Google were interesting in the rights to streaming the games.

If we do some simple arithmetic that means that in general PL teams would receive form £87M to £145M depending on where they finish in the Premier League table starting with the 2016-2017 season.

Newcastle’s revenues shot up to around £129M in the last financial year from around £95M the year before due almost completely to the current TV deal.

So in the financial year 2016-2017 our revenues will increase by around 44% of £79M approximately – if we again finish around 10th place – which is a £35M revenue increase, simply due to the increased money we would get from the Premier League.

That’s always assuming we are still in the Premier League at the start of the 2016-2017 season of course.

This is really massive money, and the Premier League is the most popular sports league in the world, and if isn’t yet the richest, it seems like it soon will be.

In fact it seems the NFL in the US at the moment is the richest, and last year they earned $5.5B from deals with CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN and DirecTV – so with this new deal the Premier League will overtake the NFL as the richest league in the world – and its game are also shown around the world live.

And the NFL is said to pay its Commissioner Roger Goodell around $45M a year – not bad for an organization that has tax-exempt status.

Now if can only persuade Mike Ashley to spend some of that money on building a top side at Newcastle.

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154 comments so far

  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #1

    Getting your B&M’s mixed up Ed.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #2

    The PL would do well to not pass on any increase in revenue to the clubs and pass it on to amateur UK sports facilities.

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  • lochinvar

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #3

    So standing still in 10th place will earn Ashley more cash.
    Dropping to 11th might still be more that 10th this year.
    12th might also.
    Even 13th.
    Possibly 14th.
    How low can we go before the new break-even point ?
    Carver ” what the target boss ?”
    Ashley – “what’s your favourite number John ?”
    Carver “15th – its the wife’s birthday”
    Ashley ” there you go, jobs a good un, me old mucker”
    Help………

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  • DokToon

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #4

    increase it to 44B, and ashley still wont spend a dime… or ever sell up.. terrible news to hear right now…

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #5

    This increase in PL money may well be good news for Rangers under Ashley, One thing he likes to do is move money about.

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  • NOVA2967

    Feb 10, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #6

    Just pay off your loan quickly. Should be able to pay his $100 off in three years. Then he has no excuses and can either sell up or start putting a team together.

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  • toon kk

    Feb 10, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #7

    It wouldn’t make MA put a better team together if he got 200m per season, there’s a strict regime at the club and a very tight budget.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #8

    New Premier League TV deal worth £5.136bn as Sky and BT secure rights

    http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/557358/Skysports-BT-Sport-TV-deal-5-136bn

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  • Belfast

    Feb 10, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #9

    No doubt the sports TV subscribers will be footing this bill as per usual.

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  • Graeme

    Feb 10, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Nova – he’s had 7 years to do that, what makes you think he will start now??
    He has no interest in competing, we advertise his tat shop, rake in a fortune, he is as happy as a pig in shit!!

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  • Belfast

    Feb 10, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #11

    Looks like bt have backed of a bit now though.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #12

    The Premier League have confirmed Sky have landed five of seven packages and will show 126 live matches while BT Sport have two packages for 42 games.

    Sky have won: Package A – Saturday 12.30pm, Package C – Sunday 1.30pm, Package D – Sunday 4pm, Package E – Monday and Friday evenings and Package G – Bank Holidays and other Sundays, while BT’s bundle covers: Package B – Saturday evening 5.30 and Package F – Midweek fixtures.

    The deal is set to be worth a staggering £10,190,476 per game, an increase of 70.2%.

    A statement read: “The overall value delivered for the seven packages, following an open and independently scrutinised sales process, is £5.136bn.”

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 10, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #13

    Ed, are you sure going from 3B to 4B is a 50% increase?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 10, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #14

    …it seems it was 4.4B and not 4B! I’ll be off to specsavers 🙂

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #15

    jesper

    It’s an increase of 70.2% mate.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 10, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #16

    Firebug…1.5 x 3 = 4,5 right?

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #17

    jesper

    See my post @12 or the link @8, new deal confirmed.

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #18

    Even more reason for the slug to stick it out

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #19

    The one thing this new tv deal guarantees is that Ashley is going nowhere anytime soon.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #20

    Firebug…(4,4-3) / 3= 46,67 %

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #21

    jesper

    The deal is set to be worth a staggering £10,190,476 per game, an increase of 70.2%.

    http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/557358/Skysports-BT-Sport-TV-deal-5-136bn

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #22

    Firebug…didn’t see your post sorry

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  • Average_Contents

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #23

    Premiership games on a Friday? Fcuking jokers. Money above all. Just like the F.A cup.

    It’s getting ridiculous and with the type of money being bandied about (£120-130m a season for 10th) JUST for the tv income (add to that matchday and commercial revenue) so added up all together it’s possibly near £160-70m a season, there is no way that fat kunt is selling up anytime soon. Never going to happen.

    We’ll still spend like fcuking paupers to rub it in aswell.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #24

    This is from Sports Witness

    Anyone who saw Andre Ayew’s emotions all over the place during the Africa Cup of Nations penalty shoot-out will feel a bit for the footballer. He was hugely encouraging his teammates and continually pleading with Ghana’s goalkeeper to get close to saving one. The goalkeeper didn’t get close to saving one and also missed one, handing victory to Ivory Coast. Afterwards, Ayew emotionally collapsed on the pitch and had to be helped off by Ivory Coast manager Herve Renard.

    Ayew had been one of Ghana’s best players and helped his reputation rise further. That’s convenient for him because his contract ends in June and he’s now able to start talks with other clubs over a free transfer. Newcastle United continue to monitor the French market and, according to RMC, they have opened talks with the Marseille player about a pre-contract agreement.

    Those talks will revolved purely around personal terms, given that there’s no need to pay a transfer fee. Borussia Dortmund are another side said to be speaking to the player, but Ayew himself would prefer a move to England.

    Twenty five year old Ayew can play as an attacking midfielder or on the left wing, his signing would potentially be a huge coup for the club who get him.

    http://sportwitness.ning.com/forum/topics/newcastle-united-in-discussions-with-african-attacker-personal-te

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #25

    I just read Ed’s article 🙂

    …based on the numbers you posted your Math is right 😀

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #26

    jesper

    No problem marra, new deal sucks for us as Ashley will want that money.

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  • Average_Contents

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #27

    Obviously because we are run so tight and our overheads stay mostly the same as they’ve been for 2-3 seasons, that is one big chunk of profit before player sales. No chance he’s off. Imagine it. £40-50m profit maybe more for seasons to come and he could pay back his loan AND just keep taking £40-50m a season from us and milk it for all its worth. Fat kunt.

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  • optimistic prime

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #28

    That’s a canny lot of money to watch the football equivalent of paint drying.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #29

    Those deals don’t include the lucrative overseas deals either, so even more to come in yet.

    http://www.shieldsgazette.com/sport/football/newcastle-united/sunderland-and-newcastle-set-for-cash-bonanza-1-7099564

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #30

    New Palace Man Unavailable Against Newcastle After VIsa Issues

    http://hltco.org/2015/02/10/new-palace-man-unavailable-against-newcastle-after-visa-issues/?

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  • Average_Contents

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #31

    Anyone who says we/the club’s finances are like pocket change to him are sadly mistaken. Anyone who thinks it’s going to get reinvested better wake up.

    That’s serious wedge and he can take it ALL and the club could just survive as it is now on just player sales alone. Makes me sick.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #32

    Average

    I agree, when you think of how it could be invested, in the team and coaching staff, but we get told we cannot compete with Southampton and Swansea, sickening.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #33

    Well we’re stuck with Ashley with all that coin sloshing around unless someone is prepared to stump up a significant sume to buy the club. Is £500m an unreasonable amount to expect when it will the cost could be paid off in less than 5 years?
    Ticket revenue is now small fry in comparison.
    The overseas TV is yet to be announced and this will probably see a massive increase too.

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  • Average_Contents

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #34

    Firebug

    That’s where I got the £120-30m a season from, once the overseas deals are added. Mega money.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #35

    Average

    We will be pulling in more than Real Madrid and Barcelona, or at least equal to, but will the Fat Tw@ invest?

    We are without doubt a poor rich club.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #36

    AC, spot on mate. Football in this country is ruined. Everyone is coining it in and the fans are getting humped. I can honestly say that matches in the Premier League are a pale shadow of the games I watched 10 years ago and I’m not just referring to Newcastle.

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #37

    Im outta here and all things NUFC /Shite Direct – cancelled sky last month.

    Tags up for grabs – CYA

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  • Average_Contents

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #38

    Firebug

    Will he fcuk mate.

    Novo

    It’s getting utterly ridiculous now. It’s not just football it’s most sports and as you say it’s the fan’s who lose out. Sad days ahead.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #39

    Ashley should be forced to pay of that loan and either charge SD the going rate for Advertising, or Sell it of to paying companies.

    It just show the mans class when all that money coming into the club makes the fans unhappy.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #40

    Liverpool, Newcastle and Everton have all made contact for André Ayew

    Guess he’s not coming here then.

    http://www.getfootballnewsfrance.com/2015/liverpool-newcastle-and-everton-have-all-made-contact-for-andre-ayew/?

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