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March 11, 2004 |
Val Pinchbeck Jr., 73, a former NFL broadcast director and a chief advisor to NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle, died Saturday after he was struck by a taxi in Manhattan while crossing a street near league headquarters. He lived in Oldsmar, Fla. Pinchbeck was senior vice president of broadcasting until his retirement in 1998, serving as NFL liaison to television and radio networks, and helping the league devise its schedule. He had continued to work as a scheduling consultant.
November 14, 1997
After watching the NBA more than double its television deal, NFL negotiators are excited about beginning talks on a new contract Dec. 1. "The NBA concluded a very successful negotiations and we look forward to our turn in the batter's box," said Val Pinchbeck, the NFL's vice president for broadcasting. "We expect a substantial increase in rights fees." Industry experts believe the NFL will get closer to a 50% increase in fees, as opposed to the 105% increase for the NBA. The NFL's four-year, $4.
March 10, 1990 |
The NFL's new four-year television contract was all but completed Friday when NBC agreed to pay $752 million for the AFC games plus the 1993 Super Bowl. All that remains are the rights to the 1994 Super Bowl, which will not be awarded until later--within a year. The NBC deal raised the total revenue from all three networks and cable to $3.637 billion. Add another $40 million, which the '94 Super Bowl is expected to bring, and the total is $3.677 billion. That breaks down to $32.
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August 19, 1990 |
Furious over efforts by the National Football League to "scramble" its telecasts, owners of several San Diego sports bars said Saturday that, collectively, they plan to protest the move through the courts. "I spoke with my attorney for two hours this afternoon and plan to seek an injunction before the first regular-season game (Sept. 9)," said Norman Lebovitz, who owns Sluggo's, with outlets in Hillcrest, La Jolla and University Towne Centre.
March 13, 1987 |
The National Football League will announce a new three-year television contract that will include a package of games on ESPN, according to sources close to the negotiations. Each of the three major networks--ABC, CBS and NBC--will pay about 7% less than the combined $493 million they paid for rights in 1986, but the NFL will make up that revenue by branching out to cable television for the first time.