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New Football League TV deal

Discussion in 'The 'Rob Dunkley' League Two Forum' started by Kenneth E End, Aug 12, 2017 at 10:36 AM.

  1. Kenneth E End

    Kenneth E End Well-Known Member

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    New TV deal has been put in place between the EFL and Sky Sports worth £120m over (I believe) three seasons, which is an increase from the current £90m deal.

    Obviously there's going to be an increase for teams all the way down the pyramid, but no where near the sums being suggested previously. Supposedly, the EFL wanted £300m for their TV rights. They definitely failed miserably with that one.

    It just reaffirms the need for more money to flow down the pyramid - the team finishing 20th in the PL doesn't deserve or need £100m a year, whereas the 21st team will receive around £12m. Even if that £100m was reduced to £75m a year and the rest filtered down, it would make a huge difference.
     
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    Already looking forward to both games they will show this season and for the next three seasons.

    I wish Sky would get the fuck out of League 2 and just let BT have it. Why do they even bother?
     
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    Kenneth E End Well-Known Member

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    Would BT bother any more though? If they get EFL rights (they come as a package), they're not going to show any more games. And certainly no Conference games.

    Meanwhile, Sky are set to bid £1.8bn MORE than last time over three seasons when PL rights come up for auction later this season.
     
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    Sky can fuck off, the game would be/was better without the money.

    Just make the Premier league a closed league for armchair fans and let the rest compete normally
     
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    Kenneth E End Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, from next year, if you pooled together all of the football TV rights in the UK, it equates to £3 billion a year.

    The EFL will be getting £40m a year from that. Massive failure from the big wigs.

    There has to be some centralisation of this funding to promote fairness.
     
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    There won't be because the premier league run football in England not the FA
     
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    I'm guessing from the £120m, Championship clubs will get £4.5m each, League One clubs will get £450,000 each and League Two clubs will get £50,000 each. There's a reason they call it trickle down.

    Maybe Leagues One and Two should form a breakaway league below the Championship.
     
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    Going off the basis that BT do show the likes of Braintree, Boreham Wood, etc. then I think they actually would show more L2 games than Sky do. The whole coming as a package thing is bollocks, too. Sky have no interest in showing L2 football, but they want to show Leeds and Villa so we get screwed out of coverage. The job that BT do with the Conference isn't bad at all, with their highlights show, live games and Youtube channel. I see no reason why they would drop that if they had L2 or EFL rights. They have the whole of the CL too, remember. And Serie A, Bundesliga and Ligue 1. All bigger draws than the Conference.
     
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    If that were the case, each L2 club would see a huge drop in TV revenue because L2 games wouldn't draw the same sums as they would as a package. Like it or not, the Championship draw the biggest numbers, because its the highest division in the system.
     
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    Yeah but we could allocate ourselves a bigger share of a smaller pot, and if we were on TV more often then shirt and stadium sponsors would pay more.
     
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    Seen the fee is actually £180 million a year and not £120 million a year...

    Makes staying in the league incredibly important as the solidarity money increase would fund almost 100% of our Academy. Shame we'll get one or two big time dickheads at this level inflating player wages to stupid highs for League Two footballers...
     

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