That will be good for us:)
Because Barcelona and RM now earn 150m € / year just from La Liga TV money
If they introduce collective distribution they will earn max 70 mil € [Chelsea, Man Utd, etc... earned around 60-70 mil € from EPL TV deal...and EPL will probably earn more money selling TV rights than La Liga]
Another interesting things is...http://www.footballitaliano.co.uk/article.aspx?id=1415
From 2010/2011 [this season] ... Italian clubs will start to sell their TV rights collectively and for around 574 mill € / season [EPL sells their TV rights for 644.6m € / season - according to this source] But i guess it is much more.
Inter [115mil €]
Barcelona [150mil €]
Real Madrid [160mil €]
Juventus [120mil €]
AC Milan [cca. 120mil €]
Chelsea [70mil €]
Man Utd [68mil €]
Arsenal [65mil €]
Bayern Munchen [30mil€]
So Imagine from 2010/2011 season top Italian clubs cutting their TV income by 50% or more]
They will receive like 50mil€ max
So Inter, Milan, Juve will earn 50% mil € less and that will get them on a par with BL clubs like Werder, Schalke, Hamburg.
And for Bundesliga...with Sky [BL broadcaster] increasing their audience by 83% in 2009/2010 season will probably make new TV deal even richer..I guess by some 40-50%...So that means Bayern and other BL top clubs will earn around 15-20 mil € more than they earn with current TV deal.EDIT :
Here are TV deals from 2009/2010 season :
# English Premier League – contract from 2012/13 to 2009/10 (3 seasons): total amount of 3,538 million Euros, of which 1,556 million euros on the sale of international rights. English clubs have at their disposal 1,179 million Euros per season to distribute to the 20 clubs in the Premier League.
# Italian Serie A – 2-year contract from 2010/11 to 2011/12 for a total value of 1,822 million Euros, about 911 million Euros annually.
# French Ligue 1 – 4-season contract, from 2008/09 to 2011/12. Total value of 2,672 million Euros, about 668 million Euros annually.
# German BundesLiga – 4-season deal, from 2009/10 to 2012/13. Total value of 1,648 million Euros, about 412 million Euros annually.
# Spanish Liga – Barcelona and Real Madrid are not very interested in the collective sale of television rights, as they negociate their own contracts and get about 240 million Euros in annual TV rights, for a total of around 500 million Euros between the 20 league clubs.1.
I must say that EPL will get an Increase of 30% more from 2010/2011 season.2.
And another thing is that TV deal for Serie A is much higher in this article so we really cant know which one is right [need to do more research
You can see that French League is earning more than BL even tough no one watches Ligue 1 ..But that is because BL leaders did not sell all rights to SKY [Pay - TV] but wanted to offer ZDF a free-to-air broadcast so viewers from Germany can see it for free if they cant afford it. Typical germans:)
If they sold all of their rights to pay - TV [like EPL, Serie-A] they would get at least 2x more money from that deal.“The U.K. market is really very different from the German market,” said Diel.
About 6 percent of German households subscribed to Premiere at the end of 2008, while 33.7 percent of British households got BSkyB’s pay-TV service, according to Screendigest.
Many German consumers are “stingier” than in other nations and are inclined to ignore a superior pay product if they can get an inferior product for free, Diel said.
“As long as there will be a free-TV summary of Bundesliga matches, many Germans won’t be tempted to subscribe to a live pay-TV offering,” he said.