The Premier League has revealed that Norwich City's victory at Manchester City on the last day of the season earned them an extra £3.8m in television revenue, while Manchester United banked a record £60.8m for winning the title.
Norwich's 3-2 win at the Etihad lifted the club five positions and took their total broadcasting payment to £46.1m, while both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur earned more than their London rivals Chelsea despite finishing below them in the table. Queens Park Rangers, who received the lowest payment, banked £39.8m.
The league champions next season can expect to earn close to £100m in broadcast earnings while the bottom club can expect their total to rise from £39.8m to about £63m – more than United earned from the 2012-13 campaign.
According to the Premier League's formula, which officials insist make it fairer than most of its rivals, half of its domestic broadcasting income and all of its overseas TV money is split equally between the 20 clubs. Of the rest, half is split as "merit money" and awarded according to where a club finishes in the table and the rest paid in "facility fees" depending on how many times a club is shown on TV by Sky.
Arsenal and Tottenham appeared more times than Chelsea, and so earned marginally more money than their London neighbours. Under the 2010-13 deal, which expired this season, each club received a £13.8m equal share each season plus £18.9m from overseas rights. Manchester United earned the most from the facility fees, totalling £12.9m from 25 live appearances. The figures also show £88m was paid out in parachute payments to clubs relegated over the past three seasons.
The Premier League's new TV deals, inflated by competition between new entrant BT and Sky, will bring in a total of £5.5bn over the next three seasons. The bumper return has prompted clubs to bring in new financial controls that they hope will limit wage inflation.