La Liga TV Revenue Sharing Update

[Welcome, Google searcher! If you’re here looking for English-language coverage of the ongoing debate about TV Revenue Sharing (or the lack thereof) in La Liga, you’ve come to the right place. In addition to this article, you might find this and this and this (and the comments sections) very useful, as well as the orange and white graphic below on the bottom right labeled “las tablas”, which shows what each Liga team got from TV Revenue in 2009-2010. Thanks for stopping by, and feel free to leave a comment or come back for more Liga coverage!]

“Tenemos que trabajar y estamos trabajando para conseguir que las distancias se acorten a futuro, y el futuro ha de ser inmediato.” / “We must work and are working to shrink the revenue gap for the future, and the future must come now.” (November 11, 2010)

As published by Eldesmarque.es, Sevilla are watching a battle between the two most prominent broadcasters in Spain (Mediapro and Sogecable), who are bidding for the rights to televise Sevilla FC’s future matches.  Sevilla’s contract is expiring with Mediapro at the end of this season, and our current broadcasters have now upped their bid to €30 million.  As you can see in the Tabla to the side, this would be a few more million in TV revenue.  A few more million can go a long way for our shrewd club, but it feels mostly like a moral battle won in Del Nido’s war against the TV revenue inequality.  Obviously, when Real Madrid and Barcelona restructure their own deals in the near future, our €6 million gained could be dwarfed by their gains, but there is certainly some headway being made.

I’m sure most of the LFP world hates Del Nido, and they have their reasons, but let us consider the situation as it is:  as one of the clubs in Spain aspiring to great things year in/out, it’s inspiring again and again to see him fighting for the club the way he does.  How comforting to know, as a player, that your team president is sweating it out just as much as you are.  I mean, for comparison’s sake, I’d much rather get behind a fiery underdog than an overlord like Pérez.

We’ll be watching this closely to see what develops in the future.  Here’s a review of our MM archives on this matter:

Del Nido, TV Revenue Sharing and La Liga

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BarcaRMAtletiValencia vs SevillaVillarrealAthleticSociedadMalagaEtc

Here are the tables of the TV earnings across four major european leagues.

CAAANNN YOUUUU DIGGG ITTT!!!