#OYINBOTORCHLIGHT – CLUBS CALL FOR REDISTRIBUTION OF TV MONEY
A group of six Bundesliga clubs have called for a change in how television money is distributed, saying the marketing potential of teams should be taken into account.
VfB Stuttgart posted a statement online on Wednesday that said they had been joined by Hertha Berlin, Werder Bremen, Eintracht Frankfurt, SV Hamburg and Cologne in the group calling for change.
As things stand, TV money comprises one even payment to all clubs and then prize money paid relative to league position. Bundesliga product, because they have many fans and a lot of public interest, should be considered in the division of the income.”
The six clubs involved all have large followings but haven’t enjoyed much success of late. Other clubs like Wolfsburg and Bayer Leverkusen have fewer fans but large corporate backing which has helped them reach the Champions League spots. Both sides were in this year’s competition.
The clubs intend to make proposals which could alter the distribution of cash from the next television deal which is to begin 2017.