ESPN Alum Bill Simmons Signs New Longterm HBO Deal

ESPN Alum Bill Simmons Signs New Longterm HBO Deal

Bill Simmons has signed a new longterm, overall deal at HBO.

The pact will keep the ESPN alum and The Ringer CEO focused on creating and producing sports-themed content for the cable network, in TV series, films and documentary programming. The multi-year renewal deal was set on the heels of HBO and Simmons’ collaborations on the successful documentary “Andre the Giant” and his special “Courtside at the NBA Finals.” The former project is the most-watched documentary in HBO Sports history, with close to seven million viewers across all the premium cabler’s linear and digital platforms.

“I’m thrilled to keep going with the HBO family and can’t wait to get started on a couple of the more ambitious projects we’ve hatched,” Simmons said. “I witnessed it firsthand with our Andre doc – when you create something unique for HBO, they’ve built so much trust and equity in

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