Belfast Telegraph

Blues scoop £99million TV jackpot

Chelsea were awarded almost £99million last season by the Premier League as they claimed the title for the first time in five years.

Around a quarter of that cash came from prize money for finishing top of the table but the largest amount came from overseas broadcast rights, with all 20 top-flight clubs receiving over £27.5million from that stream.

All clubs also received nearly £22million as an equal split of 50 per cent of the domestic broadcast deal, with 25 per cent of that going to prize money and the other 25 per cent going to the facility fees a club receives when they are shown on television.

Manchester United were the biggest earners from facility fees with their 27 live TV appearances bringing in just under £21.5million.

Central commercial revenue is also split equally between the clubs with each club receiving just under £4.5million.

Chelsea's total share of £98,999,554 was just over £34million more than bottom earners QPR who were handed £64,886,028.

Premier League revenue distribution broken down:

Top earners: Chelsea - £98,999,554.

Bottom earners: QPR - £64,886,028.

Most facility fees: Manchester United - £21,447,152 from 27 matches.

Least facility fees: Stoke, West Brom, Leicester, Hull and Burnley - £8,775,160 from 10 matches.

All clubs receive: £21,968,793 - share of domestic broadcast rights; £27,757,371 - share of overseas broadcast rights; £4,392,630 - share of central commercial revenue.


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