The 2019/20 season in the 1. Bundesliga is in full swing. From an economic point of view, the clubs can expect the highest revenues from media exploitation rights of all time.
The DFL achieved a record result for the national media rights for the rights period 2017/18 to 2020/21. For the first time, the average of one billion euros per season was broken. In the 2017/18 to 2020/21 seasons, the clubs of the 1. and 2. Bundesliga will earn a total of 4.64 billion euros (source: DFL).
More than 930 million euros for the 1st Bundesliga from national television funds
For the 2019/20 season, a total of approx. 1.16 billion euros will be paid out to the clubs in the 1. and 2. Bundesliga.
More than 230 million euros of this will go to the clubs in the 2.nd Bundesliga (an overview of the TV money in the 2. Bundesliga can be found here).
According to this, almost 930 million euros go to the clubs in the 1. Bundesliga.
Assumption: In 2017/18 1 billion € were distributed. In the 2020/21 season, the amount is to rise to € 1.4 billion (source: Kicker of 28.11.2016).
With a total volume of 4.64 billion euros, we have assumed an amount of 1.16 billion euros for the 2019/2020 season.
Since the 2017/18 season, television funds have been distributed according to the so-called 4-pillar principle (source: DFL).
First of all, here is the overview of the national television funds in the 1st Bundesliga season 2019/20:
Distribution according to the "4-pillar principle"
According to the “four-pillar model”, the distribution of national revenues is as follows:
- Pillar 1: “Stock”: 70%
- Pillar 2: “Sustainability” : 5%.
- Pillar 3: “Young Talent”: 2%.
- Pillar 4: “Competition”: 23%.
This Article is only intended to deal with Pillar 1: “Stock”.
First of all, here is the overview of the TV Revenue Distribution 1. Bundesliga Season 2019/20 – Stock:
Calculation of the Pillar "Stock"
Pillar 1 is distributed according to the key that has been known for years.
Means: There is a five-year ranking for both the clubs of the 1. Bundesliga and the 2. Bundesliga.
The last five seasons are evaluated. The last season played is then more important than the season five years ago. The ratio is 5:4:3:2:1.
For the first place in the 1. Bundesliga there are 36 points, for the last place in the 2. Bundesliga 1 point.
The value on the 34th matchday always counts.
Example FC Bayern Munich 2019/2020:
- 2018/2019: Rank 1 1.BL (36 points) times factor 5: 180 points
- 2017/2018: Rank 1 1.BL (36 points) times factor 4: 144 points
- 2016/2017: Rank 1 1.BL (36 points) times factor 3: 108 points
- 2015/2016: Rank 1 1.BL (36 points) times factor 2: 72 points
- 2014/2015: Rank 1 1.BL (36 points) times factor 1: 36 points
- Total: 540 points > Rank 1 overall in the 1. Bundesliga
For placements in the 3rd league and regional league there are no points.
As before, the first in the Bundesliga receives 5.8 percent of the proceeds, the last 2.9 percent. In the 2nd Bundesliga, the first receives 1.69 percent and the last 0.75 percent.
Here you can find the detailed calculation of the other pillars: