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The Bottom Line - Football's billions

Updated Friday, 13th March 2015

It's well-know that top players can earn millions every year, but what about the clubs and fans? Evan Davies and guests discuss the business of football

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A traditional soccer ball or football in a goal net in front of a blue sky Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Michael Flippo | Dreamstime.com Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore joins Evan Davis and guests to discuss the economics and business of football.

In light of the recent Premier League TV deal, worth a staggering £5 billion pounds, this week Evan and guests discuss its implications for football both in the UK and in other markets. Whilst the top players can expect even bigger salaries, how will the deal impact on fans and clubs outside the top division? Three top football executives discuss including Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore.

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This edition of The Bottom Line is first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Thursday 19th March 2015. For further details, and to listen online where available, please visit the BBC website.

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