Pretty sure the funding to SL clubs is about £17m a year. It's possible that the five year figure is total worth of contract.So it includes Sky filming costs and the costs of video refs. Not sure maybe someone else knows.
I am taking in to account the overall revenue from TV as per the Watkins report as it covers SL & Championship as a whole and I appreciate the figures may not be exact, but if we have £135 Million coming in from TV then surely it would be better to distribute it in a more appropriate and balanced manner in order to level up the playing fields so to speak?
It will also add more money to a SL1's club pot meaning we can keep hold of SL Super Stars within the game in our country!
As I said I could be wrong though, but in the graph outlining the distribution of broadcast revenues for 2012, SL looks to have been allocated £22.5 Million
The central television contract is split 16 ways: - each Super League club receives a share, one share is paid to the Championship clubs, and one share is received by the RFL (as a contribution towards the Sport’s central costs). In addition, the Super League and the two divisions of the Championships share equally a further £2million per annum. SLE retains all revenues net of direct costs from its Play-os, its title sponsorship and other commercial income generated by its competition. Historically SLE also shared the profit from the World Club Challenge match each year, although in the past two years this has been retained by the competing clubs. The gross income of SLE is in the region of £24 million per annum.
From this revenue, SLE pays its prize money and any central initiatives that it determines, i.e. provision of statistical services, its share of the costs of providing a big screen at all televised matches, any central marketing of the competition, a contribution towards the full-time Match O¤cials squad and travel costs for travel to and from France. Any annual surplus in SLE is paid to the member clubs either equally or by reference to the number of times a club hosts televised games and pitch painting. The RFL does not participate financially in the profits of SLE.
Championships finances are not collected in a separate corporate structure but accounted for within the RFL. Income is derived from SLE (as explained above), the RFL and from commercial sponsorships and partnerships. Payments are made to clubs by way of a central monthly distribution and prize money to the Championship competitions.
The Community Game
Similarly to the Championships, expenditure in the Community Game is undertaken within a section of the RFL. The Community Game has no independent sources of income other than those granted from within the RFL. BARLA, while a member of the RFL, remains financially independent and retains all its subscription receipts and determines how these are expended.
Edited by LordCharles, 02 July 2013 - 07:57 AM.