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The ins and outs of the new Super League TV deal

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#21 Scubby

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 03:44 PM

a) So if we are getting £182m, why do the amounts going to SL, Champ and C1 clubs only total £163m - I assume this means the RFL/SLE will get their 10% cut (mentioned as the cost base in the policy doc)?


b ) Based on the Championship 1 splits, the 13 clubs in here will be getting £75k x 13 = £975k per annum = this totals £4.8m over 5 years or £6.8m if split over the 7 years. This is much higher than the £1.8m they are supposedly getting.


This is actually pretty difficult to understand, is the £200m split over the 7 years, or has some funds been filtered from the £200m to increase the amounts payable in 2015 and 2016?

Will these increases start in 2017?


It's better the RFL getting a 10% cut than IMG I suppose.

#22 bobbruce

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 04:03 PM

It's better the RFL getting a 10% cut than IMG I suppose.

Under the last deal I thought the RFL received the same share as each club. The extra could be a negotiating bonus I suppose but isn't there a cost to the big screen and video ref equipment. Which may also account for the short fall.

#23 redjonn

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 04:12 PM

Bt would never have come up with that amount of cash


You could be right but hopefully it has been tested. 


Also the RFL could have created media packages, e.g regular round SL, play-offs, magic weekend, etc and providing it fitted in with a strategy of maximizing pay tv and getting out to "free" TV to maximize exposure.. etc.   

#24 the phoenix

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 04:38 PM

i would assume  that in return for the cash ,sky would want some sort of exclusivity

#25 Dave T

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 04:39 PM

Football on BT generally gets a quarter of the viewing figures that Sky football can get.


I'd prefer us not to go with an even smaller channel, providing we can get the money we are asking, which based on the vote it looks like we did.