Football Index Media Dividends can now be won by any player that you have shares in. This used to be limited to the top 200 players but FI has now opened it up to every player, which is great! You may read the odd football index review or football index forum post talking about Media Dividends being restricted to the Top 200 but they are simply just outdated.
To win Media Dividends players must have the highest or be in the top 3 media scores for that day. To calculate scoring there is the Media Buzz chart. This ranks the value of articles about players, with articles that just focus on one player is worth more than a generic article (such as a transfer rumours round up) about several players. There is a list of 30 publications that count towards the buzz chart. The media outlets you need to keep an eye on are:
Talksport, UEFA, The FA, ESPN, FIFA, Football League, Daily Mail, Daily Star, The Times, Telegraph, Independent, Daily Express, The Guardian, Metro, Daily Mirror, BBC, Football365, Goal.com, Huffington Post and Sky Sports.
To be in a chance with winning Media Dividends you need to own shares in a player before 15:00 GMT of that day. If that player finishes the day (23:59:59 GMT) with the highest Media Score (or in the top 3 media rankings on Media Days) they will win Media Dividends. All Media Dividend payouts are paid out before 03:00 GMT the next day and will drop into the cash balance on your account and is instantly your money.
The amount paid out in dividends depends on what matches are on that day. If there are no eligible football games on that day then it is classed as a ‘Media Day’. On Media Days the 3 players with the highest media score win dividends (1st = £0.05 per share, 2nd = £0.03 per share and 3rd = £0.01 per share. On any days where eligible matches are being played then Performance Dividends are available to win, and only the player with the highest Media Score wins £0.03 per share.
However, one important thing to note is that Media Score is only achieved for football related news. If a player is having an affair with their nanny or has been caught speeding, it doesn’t count towards their Media Buzz Score. You may see an article like this pop up on Football Index temporarily, however they have a manual review which removes these articles pretty quickly.