Will today be the day that the premiership ends? Not seen much talk about this [Verdict due in landmark TV-football case] but if the landlady wins then where does that leave the Premier League and the TV money?
I can see 3 teams not being terribly affected (Man U, Chelsea and Man City). Apart from that most other clubs will simply go to the wall. This includes ourselves who have mortgaged against future TV money we may never receive.
I?m assuming that SKY probably have a clause in the prem contract that voids it if they no longer have exclusivity to prem games in the UK. If this ruling goes ahead I expect the TV money to dry up rather quickly.
Craig Harrison, Posted 03/10/2011 at 17:48:01
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1 Posted 03/10/2011 at 22:47:07
2 Posted 03/10/2011 at 23:04:13
Part of the revenue comes from foreign licensing. The question has already been answered by the EU, but it will have little effect on anyone's bottom line. What they lose in pub subscriptions they'll regain from renegotiated foreign contracts. Either that or they'll contractually close the supply lines.
3 Posted 04/10/2011 at 01:54:16
4 Posted 04/10/2011 at 08:04:08
(not sure WHAT she won but..she won)
5 Posted 04/10/2011 at 08:51:18
Under the current TV contracts, which have now been brought into line to have the same termination dates, the overseas TV component is worth £18m per annum to all teams, and the domestic TV is worth between £38m-£65m depending on the variables (prize money, number of times broadcast).
The overseas contracts are negotiated on a territory-by-territory basis, and hence are influenced by competition. Therefore you have a situation where a state like Singapore (population 5.6m) pays more I believe than the whole of China...
This also has implications for licensing of TV broadcasting. Basically it's a minefield, and a lawyer's wet dream.
Don't expect a final answer today.
6 Posted 04/10/2011 at 09:33:23
I used to have Sky but getting married, moving house and the loss of my job means that you have to make do without things so I've not had Sky for 7 years and I have also had to give up my season ticket ;0( but needs must!
Yes, it could be the downfall of a lot of teams, us included, but clubs had to make do without Sky money before so they will just have to get used to it again!
If this means the formation of a non-backed Sky league then let me in ? the likes of Man Utd and Chelsea can do one for all I care.
7 Posted 04/10/2011 at 09:42:07
8 Posted 04/10/2011 at 10:15:13
9 Posted 04/10/2011 at 11:08:31
Probably why when we watch live games in Thailand it has Thai commentators and graphics up until a ball is actually kicked and and at the half time interval.
10 Posted 04/10/2011 at 11:20:20
The soccernet link posted by Peter (#6) upholds the verdict from the ECJ and is binding.
11 Posted 04/10/2011 at 13:10:49
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