NFL Sells Title Game Air, Tv, Film Rights for 75,000, Daily Racing Form, 1951-05-22


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NFLSells TitleGameAirJV, Film Rights for 75,000 j PHILADELPHIA, Pa., May 21 UP. —-The Dumont television network today agreed to pay 75,000 for the exclusive rights to televise, broadcast and film the National Football Leagues championship games for the next five seasons. The announcement was made jointly by Bert Bell, NLF commissioner, and sales manager Thomas Gallery and sports director Leslie G. Arries ofthe Dumont network. Bell said the 5,000 received each year under terms of the agreement will be placed in the players pool. He said he was "delighted" over the contract. "It will mean a terrific amount to the ball players," Bell said. "There were a few championship games which didnt even take in the amount we will get from Dumont each year. The player pool for the winner will be greater than heretofore."

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