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Peter Kafka: Apple Discussed Podcast Deal With Bill Simmons

Peter Kafka, writing for Recode: And more recently, Apple showed interest in signing up former ESPN star Bill Simmons to an exclusive audio podcast deal. Apple media boss Eddy Cue discussed the idea a couple of times with Simmons his...Show More Summary

Apple pursued exclusive podcast deal with Bill Simmons

We’re one month away from the return of Bill Simmons’ podcast, set to debut on Oct. 1. Though we know producing the podcast is part of Simmons’ deal with HBO, it’s still not yet known where exactly the podcast will be found, what its title will be, who will sponsor it, and other such details. Show More Summary

Bill Simmons is expected to launch his own website

Bill Simmons will start his new " multiyear, multiplatform" gig with HBO next month, but that is just one aspect of his new career path as he is also now expected to launch his own website. Sarah Ellison of Vanity Fair spoke with "many"...Show More Summary

News: Apple eyed Bill Simmons for exclusive podcast deal

Amid rumors of Apple showing interest in generating its own original programming, Re/code reports that the company held talks with former ESPN star Bill Simmons aimed at signing the sports commentator to an exclusive podcast deal. Sources...Show More Summary

Bill Simmons May Soon Launch 'New Grantland'

This spring, Bill Simmons, the affable and curmudgeonly sports writer turned sports impresario, found himself embroiled in exactly the sort of squabble he built his reputation covering. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

Apple, Yahoo tried to land Bill Simmons after ESPN ouster

After ESPN dumped Bill Simmons in May, it was speculated that just about every major media company would make a run at the biggest free agent sports journalism had ever seen. And now we know about two of the companies that did before Simmons ultimately decided on HBO. According to re/code’s Peter Kafka, both Apple […]

Apple’s Eddy Cue reportedly approached sports commentator Bill Simmons for in-house content project

In addition to a failed attempt to hire the stars of the BBC series Top Gear for its reported plans to develop in-house content, Re/code reports that media head Eddy Cue also approached sports commentator Bill Simmons. Apple showed interest in signing up former ESPN star Bill Simmons to an exclusive audio podcast deal. Apple media boss […]

Apple almost signed Bill Simmons to an exclusive content deal

From music to TV and now, apparently, podcasting, Apple has a growing interest in bringing exclusive content to its iOS ecosystem. Yesterday, Variety published a report stating that Apple this year made “an unprecedented bid” to lure in the former hosts of Top Gear. Show More Summary

Apple tried to score ESPN SportsGuy for exclusive podcast

Apple is looking to create its own original content, and according to a new report, that almost included signing former ESPN ‘Sports Guy’ Bill Simmons to provide an exclusive podcast for Apple users. ESPN abrupty announced that they would not be renewing Simmons’ contract earlier this year, which led Apple media boss Eddy Cue to […]

Apple considered signing Bill Simmons as part of original content push, report says

Coming on the heels of rumors pointing to Apple's interest in creating original content, a report on Tuesday claims the company was in discussions to bring former ESPN star Bill Simmons on board.

Scott Van Pelt’s Midnight SportsCenter is the most unique version of ESPN’s flagship show yet

After Bill Simmons left ESPN, we openly wondered who would step up to be the new face of the self-proclaimed worldwide leader.  Today’s announcement out of BristolLand might give us an answer to that inquiry. We already knew that Scott...Show More Summary

Bill Simmons doesn’t like Roger Goodell. Turns out, he doesn’t care for Steve Ballmer either.

Bill Simmons is ramping up his social-media presence as his return to the podcast marketplace on Oct. 1 inches closer. You’ll never guess whom he’s taking down now. Go ahead, guess. … … … Okay, I’ll end the suspense. It’s Roger Goodell. [Bill Simmons is back … with a new podcast] But Simmons also has […]

Steve Ballmer is a clueless NBA owner, says Bill Simmons

Technically Incorrect: The former ESPN star, now heading to HBO, believes the former Microsoft CEO is out of his depth as a sports owner.

Bill Simmons is back … with a new podcast

FYI: my podcast returns on October 1st. New name, new sponsors. — Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) August 24, 2015 Bill Simmons is coming back to podcasting. The creator of ESPN’s Grantland announced on Twitter Monday that he’ll be returning to the airwaves this fall. Needless to say, that first episode should be a doozy. Simmons has never shied […]

Bill Simmons’ podcast is coming back October 1st

Bill Simmons dropped a little news on Twitter today.  His podcast will be coming back on October 1st.  However, it won’t be called The B.S. Report as that branding will have to stay at ESPN.  (Maybe ESPN will re-launch The B.S. Report...Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: This video reveals the secret ingredient of Louie—it’s in the editing

Of the many hats that Louis CK wears on his show Louie—producer, writer, star, director—probably none are more overlooked than his job as editor of every episode. In a 2013 interview with Bill Simmons, the comedian talked about why the job of editing is so important to him, and how it’s another avenue for finding comedy and pathos in his show. Show More Summary

HBO Streaming Service Not Cannibalizing Subs, Execs Say

HBO CEO Richard Plepler and Time Warner boss Jeff Bewkes laud the early reception, don't disclose sub figures and signal Bill Simmons would come to the standalone streaming service. read more

After 2 months off the radar, Bill Simmons is going scorched earth on everybody involved in Deflategate

Bill Simmons is back and he is laying waste to everybody involved in building the Deflategate case against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. It was announced in May that Bill Simmons was done at ESPN and that his contract would not be renewed. Show More Summary

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