Premier League Including Newcastle Dominate TV Money


With the increased money being made by English Premier League clubs since the start of last season, the English Premier League completely dominates the top European Leagues, at least as far as the TV money it gets for the games being shown live around the world.

mike Ashley smiling

Mike Ashley – Newcastle owner – no wonder he’s smiling

Spanish media organization AS has created the following table in euros, showing what each club in Europe’s top five leagues made last season from TV rights, and as you can see the Premier League is completely dominant.


The Premier League is the only league that goes over a billion euros, and in total the 20 PL clubs earned €1.875B, with the next highest being €846M in Italy, with France and Germany being the lowest at just under €500M.

Real Madrid and Barcelona earn big TV money in Spain and that’s due to Spain’s unbalanced television rights, the big two earn considerably more than any other club in Spain.

Both clubs earned more than three times as much as Atletico Madrid in spite of Atletico winning the Spanish League last season – how’s that for democracy?

It’s small wonder that Mike Ashley is completely motivated to keep Newcastle United in the Premier League, and that owners who have club fighting relegation get very worried around this time of the season, and their managers usually get fired.

This latest three year deal sees PL clubs making anywhere from £60M through £100M depending in the main on where the team finishes in the league table.

Newcastle’s €92.8M translated into around £78.5M for finishing 10th last season in the Premier League.

Maybe we can do better this season?

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19 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m liking the built in eye test Ed.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #2
  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Could do with a better graphic Ed.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #4
  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Ibiza

    Sorry didn’t realise it was an eye test…..I failed it.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #6

    The new deal is worth a reporter £4.4bn for 3 years, an increase of around 1.5bn…..it’s crazy.

    But it does bring quality players to the league. More british lads need to think about their career and not make up squad numbers on 30k a week and try to better themselves abroad.

    Moyes did a brilliant interview on sky and bbc radio saying how different it is in Spain in terms of set up and facilities (worse there for gyms) but they still produce quality football as the players get a good chance with B teams player league football against men not just other boys.

    He wants some english lads to go out and experience it as in his opinion the spanish boys have no more talent, just better development pathways and a different focus when they hit 18 (less physical, more technical).

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  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #7

    Original article:

    Cardiff earned 32.5m euros more than Atleti in TV money

    http://as.com/diarioas/2015/02/10/english/1423555339_842609.html

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  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #8

    firebug…Me too mate.

    Off to El Specosaver for me!

    Lindisfarne…Cheers, that’s much better.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Firebugg

    From previous…the comment about spending time away from the training ground is right. Need to switch off at times to focus the mind and keep fresh.

    Obviously a lot will jump on it saying it’s why we were terrible but from what I’ve seen the more time pardew spent away from the lads the better haha.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #10

    Sage

    I agree, the comment was a bit tongue in cheek, but it’s right. However I would suspect that the inept one was talking as a manager and not the head coach, I would think that at any training session the head coach should be in attendance.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #11

    Lindisfarne @2…Decent read, thanks for posting it.

    All very good points, not sure what else to say.

    The sleeping giant continues to sleep. In fact, if it stirs at all, Ashley makes sure it gets a good old whack around the head.

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Ibiza

    I was just there last week, thought my new bifocals were broke.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #13

    firebug…last week? Was it the 3-0 win against Hull that had you thinking they were broke?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #14

    Lindisfarne…are you a new poster? Active new poster non the less or an oldie with a new name???

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  • firebug666

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #15

    I just wrote a comment and it disappeared. Might have to rethink it. mmmmm

    Ibiza

    Now I’m happy, I thought it was 3 ill at Hull. Guess winning a game might have been too much to take in.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #16

    Lindisfarne = 70TWO

    Previous user name was a quick decision that I did not really like. Caught the name change bug off RandY.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #17

    Lindisfarne…I thought you were familiar 😉

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #18

    never happening, but my starting:

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  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 10, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #19

    biza @11

    Not much reaction from the article either as it presents the views of many on this blog. However it would be nice to see more articles about the business practices of MA and allow some clarity and criticism of the nebulous SD. With a wider perspective it is not perhaps a huge jump to see that the revenues that the PL makes rich people more rich at the expense of the society from which it was created. 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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