PSG Could See Significant Income as a Result of Ligue 1’s Television Revenue

Paris Saint-Germain could receive up to €83-million from national television rights this season, according to L’Equipe.

If the capital club captures their tenth Ligue 1 championship, they will manage to raise more than €80-million under the concept of television rights; this would be more than last season, which would directly benefit the finances of Les Parisiens.

On television rights alone, Mediapro paid €793-million per year to broadcast Ligue 1 fixtures. This venture has led to the launch of their Téléfoot channel, and as a result, they’re bringing Ligue 1 into a new era when it comes to television revenue within France. 

Then add in the international rights and Ligue 2, French clubs will have to split a €1.3-billion pie. It’s not the type of television revenue that the Premier League or La Liga sees, but this a significant financial boost. 

When removing the Ligue 2 sides that will see their share of the television revenue pie, Ligue 1 clubs still have €909-million to themselves that they will need to divide amongst the 20 clubs. French clubs will be receiving €849-million from their domestic rights; meanwhile, they’ll see €60-million from international rights. 

Ligue 1 will guarantees a fraction of this revenue will be split among the 20 clubs. Each is receiving €28.98-million, including an extra €15.48-million linked to a 60% increase in television rights in France and allocated under the same conditions. Also, there are other bonuses that a club can hit attributed to merit. For example, the club that wins the league at the end of the season will collect an additional €21.8-million.

Suppose PSG can once again win Ligue 1. In that case, the capital club could hope to pocket €72.6-million in national rights, an increase of approximately 16% compared to last season (which is about €10 million more).

Add to this the 10.3 million euros of international television rights mentioned above, and you get a total of €82.9-million at most, which is all welcomed money considering the financial blows they’ve dealt with as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

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