Man United tops Premier League broadcast revenue
Monday, May 23, 2011
LONDON (AP) -- Manchester United received $97.6 million in Premier League broadcast revenue this season when it won a record 19th English championship.
A quarter of domestic revenue is distributed according to how many times a team's games are broadcast and another quarter split according to team standings in the league. That made United likely to take most cash because of its status as the most popular and successful of England's 20 topflight clubs.
Blackpool took a league-low $63.2 million as its debut season ended in a 19th-place finish and relegation.
Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore calls the distribution "the most equitable of Europe's major football leagues."