Man United tops Premier League broadcast revenue

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.”