Although the English Premier League to generate incremental revenues recession-busting, time is difficult for 72 football clubs outside the elite as they battle for media exposure and commercial offers. They consist of three levels of club Football League, which have well-known names such as former English champions Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at the top.
Difficulty poor relationship role since the Premier League team split two decades, polishing Football League marketing act itself, emphasizing the ability to reach millions of fans around the country. It is negotiating with a new sponsor and plan an early start on television talk contract renewal to tap the growing sports rivalry between BSkyB and BT.
Sponsorship is the most pressing matter on the agenda for Heaselgrave, who has been in the job for a year after working for the American NBA basketball and the ruling body of European football, UEFA.
Premier League and Football League executives working from the same building in the shopping district in the West End in London. The neighbours, however, are separated by a growing gap when it comes to television revenue – the main driver of the commercial success of the Premier League.
Premier League clubs will share the annual bounty of more than 1 billion pounds ($ 1.6 billion) thanks to the new domestic TV deal with pay-TV company BSkyB and telecoms heavyweight BT, which begins in August.
Instead, TV deal with BSkyB Football League worth only 65 million pounds a season under a three-year deal began in 2012. Although less than one year during the agreement, Heaselgrave wants to make an early start negotiating the next TV deal, BT said that the entry into the market has changed the landscape of sports rights.
Championship leaders Cardiff City are owned by Malaysians, while second-placed Leicester City have Thai supporters. Leeds United was purchased last month by a finance company based in Dubai, while Kuwait own former European champions Nottingham Forest.
“That’s an opportunity,” says Heaselgrave. “It’s a game menu that we suddenly have to be able to sell your TV on a more bespoke market by market, and that’s what we are doing now.” ($ 1 = 0.6304 GBP British)
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