Manchester United top table for Premier League TV earnings

LONDON Tue May 21, 2013 5:08pm IST

Football fans wear 3D glasses as they watch a live 3D TV football match between Arsenal and Manchester United, in a pub in London January 31, 2010. REUTERS/Jas Lehal/Files

Football fans wear 3D glasses as they watch a live 3D TV football match between Arsenal and Manchester United, in a pub in London January 31, 2010.

Credit: Reuters/Jas Lehal/Files

Stocks

   

LONDON (Reuters) - Soccer champions Manchester United (MANU.N) topped the table for English Premier League television income in 2012-13, raking in almost 61 million pounds in the final year of the current three-year contract, the League said on Tuesday.

Relegated Queens Park Rangers, owned by Malaysian airline boss Tony Fernandes, received almost 40 million pounds, the lowest figure among the 20 clubs.

Television income will climb further next season after telecoms company BT entered the British market, taking a share of live rights alongside pay TV operator BSkyB (BSY.L). BT has replaced U.S. company ESPN as the second broadcaster in Britain.

The Premier League has also secured enhanced overseas rights deals and revenue from television is expected to rise to around 5.5 billion pounds over the next three years, from around 3 billion pounds.

The differences in payments between clubs reflect where they finished in the league and also how many times their matches were screened live in Britain.

(Reporting by Keith Weir; Editing by Louise Heavens)

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

SPORTS SHOWCASE

Hungary GP

Hungary GP

Lewis Hamilton fastest in hot Hungarian practice.  Full Article 

A Time to Sell

A Time to Sell

Time was right for Liverpool to sell Suarez - owner.  Full Article 

Changes in Team

Changes in Team

Coach and captaincy changes in Zimbabwe shake-up.  Full Article 

Disgraced Suarez

Disgraced Suarez

Banned Suarez could make Barca debut in El Clasico  Full Article 

Pre-Season Tour

Pre-Season Tour

Wenger bemoans Arsenal's pre-season tour schedule  Full Article 

Formula One

Formula One

'So happy' Perez sure 2015 Mexican GP will happen.  Full Article 

Shock Gold

Shock Gold

Scotland's Murdoch wins shock gold in the pool  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage