The Bundesliga is Germany’s primary football competition. The composition of teams changes every season throughout a process of relegation with the second division of German football. Seasons run from August to May. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played on weekdays. All of the Bundesliga clubs qualify for the DFB-Pokal. The winner of the Bundesliga qualifies for the DFL-Supercup.
Bundesliga prize money 2019-20 has announced a massive TV rights deal for 4 years from 2017-18 season to 2020-21 season. The prize money list hasn’t been officially published yet. But there’s a theory of how the tv revenue is distributed among teams. German football TV rights money distribution is done with a pretty simple formula unlike the other three top European leagues.
New 4-year deal (2017-2021) with details:
||4 years (starting from 2017-16 season to 2020-21 season)
|Domestic TV Rights
||€4.64 billion (£3.6bn) – Confirmed
|Overseas TV Rights
||€1 billion is expected from the oversees deal (yet to be announced)
|% increase from last 4-year deal
||The new deal sees an 85% increase in the domestic tv rights money taking it to a massive €4.64 billion compared to just €2.51 billion from last deal.
||€5.5 billion will be divided into 4 parts and that takes a yearly TV money pool distributed to 18 clubs around €1.4 billion a year.
||65% of the yearly pool is divided equally while the other 35% is divided according to league positions in the last 5 years.
Bundesliga will earn as much as €4.64 billion (£3.6bn) in domestic TV rights deal. €1 billion is expected from the overseas deal which is yet to be confirmed. The new deal increases 85% from the last 4 years (2013/14 to 2016/17) where the total package was around €2.51 billion which is both domestic and overseas together. German clubs will get a massive increase in yearly TV revenue which will be around €5.5 billion. The amount will be divided into 4 parts and that takes a yearly TV money pool distributed to 18 clubs around €1.4 billion a year.
England, Spain and Italy use three pillars of payments to distribute tv funds but not Bundesliga, Current distribution system comprises two-column payments to the 18 Bundesliga clubs. These are:
- 65% is distributed equally among 18 teams at the end of every season.
- 35% is distributed according to historic league positions in the past 5 years.
Each club plays every other club once at home and once away. Victory has been worth three points, while a draw remains worth a single point, and zero points are given for a loss. The club with the most points at the end of the season becomes the German champion. However, there are also three awards given throughout the tournament on a monthly basis. These are :
- Player of the month
- Rookie of the month
- Goal of the month