Vital Football

Latest Rotherham United News

RUFC - What will we get from live TV game?

RUFC - What will we get from live TV game?

Rotherham United's game against Swindon, at the County Ground, in September, has been moved to an early kick-off to accommodate the Sky TV Camera's.

It will mean an early start for the Millers fans intending to travel to the game but it will also benefit the club with some much welcomed revenue.

Speaking to MillersPlayer, Chief Operating Officer, Paul Douglas explained the benefits. 'A few years ago the rules changed meaning that the away team didn't get any revenue and, because of the distance, Swindon is an overnight stay, it's a very welcome revenue stream for us.

'But, more importantly, we think it indicates that they see us as a team who is going to be challenging. We know Swindon are and they have a high profile young manager (Paolo Di Canio) and I'm sure they will be expected to do well this season. So, the fact that we've been chosen for this game we feel we've been recognised as such as well.'

Speaking about the revenue from the game, Mr Douglas went on to explain, 'The home team gets three times more than the away side and what you get depends on the division you are in. Television revenues are split in a way that eighty per cent of any central revenue the league earns from TV rights go to the Championship, twelve per cent go to League One and eight per cent go to League Two which, most clubs in League Two would argue, is a skewed proportion but that's the way it is.

'Nobody quite knows what dictates the selections that Sky make although we know part of it is the relative position of the teams. But we also think it's the comfort factor and what they find when they go and visit a ground like how they are looked after and the facilities that are put at their disposal. So, every club, when they receive a Sky game, will go out of their way to make sure it's a good experience for them because it's worth something financially and it gets the clubs' profile raised both nationally and financially.'




Join The Vital Debate

Don't forget, you can also follow Vital Rotherham on Facebook and Twitter!

Vital Rotherham on: facebook

Vital Rotherham on: twitter



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Herringthorpe
Date:Thursday July 7 2011
Time: 9:08AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
I know home teams in the championship get £100,000 for a game.
dazza71
07/07/2011 15:27:00
0
I can't see why it's not equal shares throughout the whole Football League tbh
herringthorpe
07/07/2011 15:55:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Rotherham United Articles

RUFC - Former Coach Joins Saints

Eric Black moves to Southampton

RUFC - Millers Boss Pleased To Get Forde

Stubbs says new man has 'a lot of potential'

RUFC - Forde Can't Wait To Get Started

Young winger wants to play in the Championship

RUFC - Stubbs Pleased Holden Is Working With Him Again

Millers sing new coach

Archived Vital Rotherham Articles

Vital Rotherham articles from

Site Journalists

Herringthorpe
Editor email
Profile
baldtobeamiller
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who Will Be The New England Manager
Suggested By:
Gareth Southgate12%
Alan Shearer9%
Harry Rednapp1%
Alan Pardew1%
Big Sam Allardyce14%
Glen 'stating the bl**d*ng obvious' Hoddle7%
Some Foreigner9%
Neil Warnock47%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent Rotherham United  Results (view all)

Rotherham United  Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.herringthorpe311
2.sixpence169
3.Tony Kidding18
4.mos6012
5.mvmiller7
6.axholme4
7.mellowmiller3
8.michael larkin2
9.zipadeedoodah1