Bill Simmons has signed a deal to move his sports and culture website, The Ringer, off Medium and onto Vox Media’s platform. While Simmons will maintain ownership of the site he launched last summer, the Ringer will become part of the portfolio of brands Vox offers to marketers alongside its own properties like SB Nation, the Verge and Eater.
His HBO show, Any Given Wednesday, has been canceled and Bill Simmons has struggled to draw readers to the website, The Ringer, he built in the wake of his ESPN and Grantland departure. Richard Sadomir looks at Simmons’ weakness as a TV personality against his podcast strengths, while The Ringer is drawing just 680,000 visitors in its latest monthly numbers, while Grantland bowed out with 6.1 million.
NEW YORK (AP) — 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 […]
NEW YORK (AP) — ESPN says that it is parting ways with Bill Simmons, one of its top personalities who created the Grantland website and was instrumental in the network’s documentary series. Network president John Skipper said Friday that he decided not to renew Simmons’ contract. He said ESPN was negotiating an extension, but that […]