Hammers bag £119m for top 11 finish

money_in_footballWest Ham is in line to earn £119m this season from the new TV rights mega deal.

Every club gets a £38m as an equal share of the UK TV rights shared by Sky Sports and BT plus a further £47m equal share is given to all twenty Premier League clubs as part overseas TV rights agreement. Every club gets the base £85m.

Clubs then get approximately £1m per televised match in the UK with a minimum of ten guaranteed to get club. Like last year West Ham had 15 games televised earning them an extra £15m.

The Premier League finish of 11th this afternoon earns them £19m in a merit payment which should take their income to £119m for this season. West Ham earned £86.7m last season for finishing in seventh place.

Chelsea’s prize is set to be the most lucrative in Premier League history – standing at a staggering £151million of which £38m was for winning the league and a further £28m for having 28 matches televised. They will be the first champions to benefit from the latest TV deal, worth over £8billion to all 20 clubs.



About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “Hammers bag £119m for top 11 finish

  1. Thank god that this season is finally over.. slate clean roll on August
    terrible season but somehow only just missed out on a top half finish

  2. It really was such a tight league essexiron my old son.Six points between eighth and seventeenth.I have enjoyed parts of the season as much as i have despaired during other times.The west ham rollercoaster,it isnt often any different lol

    • I didn’t go into any game all season 100% confident that we were going to get a result & it went back to dreading games against the top teams. what the table does show is that even when we are sh1te we still finished 11th, if we had a out & out striker who kept fit all season who knew how to score we could…………….. we didn’t so forget it.
      Hopefully we will get the signings bang on this summer & have a season to remember

  3. At the season end and as a whole, most if not all fans will agree that this has been a tumultuous 10 months and are now happy that its all over. To end up 11th is not bad all things considered, and with a nice few quid in our pocket.
    Next season has to be an improvement. Getting the transfers right in the summer will be key and not picking up anymore injuries through pre season so that we can start the 2017/18 season with a fully fit and full compliment squad.
    Spending big on a striker isn’t always the answer but i wouldn’t say no to 30 odd million for Batshuayi. Looks like he could be on fire given a good run of games.

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