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CFO SC Freiburg – Oliver Leki: New variant for the distribution of TV funds


Freiburg (dpa) – CFO Oliver Leki from SC Freiburg has introduced a brand new variant into play within the dialogue in regards to the distribution of the earnings from the sale of tv rights to the Bundesliga.

In the long run, “the connection between sporting success and monetary dedication needs to be rewarded,” he mentioned in an interview with “Kicker”. “An instance: If two golf equipment end eighth and ninth, however the ninth membership solely had half the price range of the eighth, I discover this consequence extremely commendable,” defined the 47-year-old. This would counteract the inducement to over-invest, “which in flip contributes to financial stability”.

He didn’t consider in an equal distribution of the funds, “as a result of that runs counter to the idea of efficiency in skilled sport. The sporting success that’s expressed within the desk ought to proceed to be within the foreground.”

In the identical subject of “Kicker”, DFL managing director Christian Seifert additionally spoke out in opposition to a redistribution of TV revenues with a view to make the battle for the title extra open once more. “I believe it’s an phantasm {that a} full equal distribution of nationwide media revenues is the important thing to a extra thrilling title battle,” mentioned the pinnacle of the German Football League.

Since the award of the TV rights in June there was a change within the earlier distribution mode. For the seasons 2021/22 to 2024/25 within the Bundesliga and the 2nd Bundesliga, a complete of 4.4 billion euros, round 240 million euros lower than within the present TV contract that runs till June 2021, was earned.



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