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HBO signs ex-ESPN personality Bill Simmons to exclusive deal

HBO signs ex-ESPN personality Bill Simmons to exclusive deal

HBO says it has struck a multi-year, multi-platform deal with the multi-faceted Bill Simmons. Under the deal, which begins in October, HBO will be Simmons' exclusive television home, the network said Wednesday. Among other projects, Simmons will host a weekly talk show premiering next year. It will feature stories and guests from across the sports and cultural landscapes. He will also have a production deal to produce content for the network and its digital platforms, delivering video podcasts and features. In addition, he will consult with HBO Sports. A top personality at ESPN until they parted ways in May, Simmons has served as a sports columnist, TV host and analyst, and...

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