Liberty Sports' '95 telecast package of the Miller Lite/AVP
Pro Beach Volleyball Tour will be distributed by Prime Network.
A total of 10 events will be offered throughout the season, which
kicks off today (Liberty).... In '96, the Pro Bowlers Tour will
make its first appearance on ABC Sports on March 25, instead of
its "customary" January start. Also next year, ABC will only air
the PBA for six weeks before a two-week hiatus, followed by eight
more weeks of bowling. According to Dick Evans in Miami, the
break will "hurt the TV ratings." This new contract includes a
slight monetary increase in '97, but this comes after ABC cut the
rights money for each winter bowling telecast in '94 from
$190,000 to $50,000 and only submitted one-year contracts for '94
and '95 (MIAMI HERALD, 3/26).