West Ham set for multi million windfall

ITV rightt has just been announced that Premier League TV Rights have been sold for £5.136 billion for 2016-2019 up from £3.018 billion for the current deal with Sky and BT.

Sky will pay £4.176 billion – £11.04m per game while BT will pay £960m – £7.6m per game

The extra £2.1 billion will be shared by the 20 Premier League clubs meaning each club could receive as much as £33 million per season.  Although a formula is yet to be worked out the money will be divided according to an equal share, facility fees depending on the number of games shown on TV plus a merit payment based on your final league position.

Last season the Hammers earned £21,631,444 in an equal share, £11,584,228 in facility fees and £9,888,664 in a merit payment for finishing 13th in UK rights plus another £26,295,817 for overseas rights and £4,270,850 from commercial rights.

The total of £73,671,003 for last season will be completely blown away by the new TV rights deal and as long as we can stay in the Premier League for the 2016/2017 in the Olympic Stadium we could be in line for in excess of £100m of TV rights money for that season, maybe much more!




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

5 comments on “West Ham set for multi million windfall

  1. Wow!
    The existing figures alone are almost mind boggling but to think we could be receiving in excess of £100MILLION by the time of the Olympic season 2016/17, well that’s just fantastic news!
    While it goes to show the shear power of sky sports it also I believe it also represents the pulling power of the premier league and is a measure of just how far we as a club have progressed in recent years. May it long continue! COYI!

  2. Will the Premierleague clubs reduce ticket prices then? Bradys mob claim to back fan participation and to give the game back.Well Brady here’s your chance prove your true colours and to who.

    • The FAPL should force ticket prices to be reduced but they won’t, money grabbing so and so’s. What will happen is transfer fees will be inflated, players salaries increased and the poor punter will get sweet FA except a more expensive season ticket…

  3. Fantastic the money being pumped into the game. The increase in revenue means we will be able to spend more And get better players too. For this reason there is now also huge pressure to stay in the premier league. I’m so happy we are clear of any relegation worries this year. I feel sorry for the teams at the bottom. We’ve all been there.

  4. Filling the new stadium is going to be crucial for the first season to build the atmosphere and make it a fortress for aour players,so be bold and make the prices reasonable and don’t be to greedy and everyone will benfit in years to come,
    The more you get at the ground the more food,drink and shop sales you will receive and now the TV money will help do this,
    Also the better players you bring to the club and the more entertaining we play will help fill the ground,
    It starts from now BFS carry on from last Sunday don’t go back again this season we are safe give it a try and be part of the furture COY!

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