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Premier League Clubs Split 2.42B In TV Revenue

Manchester United earned slightly more money than champions from the Premier League last season, despite City’s record-breaking campaign.

United, who finished second, received £149.77m, £328,491 more than City because they ere shown live in the UK more often, and more TV games means more money in the payments system.

City received £38.63m for winning the league, £1.93m more than second-placed United.

The 20 clubs between them have split a staggering £2.42BILLION this season, from annual Premier League income that is now more than £3bn a year, the vast majority from TV deals either at home or from overseas.

Sky and BT Sport are paying £5.136bn between them to show Premier League matches live in the UK across three seasons from 2016 to 2019 inclusive. Foreign broadcasters around the world are paying more than £3bn combined, on top, for the same period.

The Premier League also earns money from the sales of highlights (on Match of the Day in the UK), near-live rights, clip rights, and brings in further sums from commercial deals. All that cash goes into one big pot and the sums announced are the eye-watering rewards for the clubs.

To put the riches of the Premier League is perspective, relegated will earn more in terms of TV revenue this season than winners , who will end up finishing runners-up to champions Barcelona in this season.