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HBO Scoops Up Bill Simmons After ESPN Doesn't Renew Contract

Bill Simmons is moving to HBO after ESPN didn't renew his contract.

Simmons has signed a multi-year deal with HBO that will include a weekly talk show and opportunities on its digital platform.

He will host a weekly talk show premiering next year that will feature stories and guests from across sports and popular culture. HBO says the show will be "topical and spontaneous."

Simmons will also produce content including videos and documentaries for HBO Sports.

"It's no secret that HBO is the single best place for creative people in the entire media landscape," Simmons says in a statement.

"From the moment I started talking to Michael Lombardo, President of HBO, and Richard Plepler, HBO chairman and CEO it was hard to imagine being anywhere else."

Simmons was a top personality at ESPN until they parted ways in May. ESPN has shed a lot of salary from its books this year with the departures of Simmons and Keith Olbermann.

July 23, 2015 |

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