Pay cabler HBO continues to change the lineup in its sports division. After the high-profile addition earlier this year of former ESPN personality Bill Simmons, the company has named a new executive VP of HBO Sports.
B&C reports that the job is going to Peter Nelson, who has been VP of programming for HBO Sports since 2013 after joining the division in 2011.
Nelson, who will report to HBO Programming President Michael Lombardo, will oversee an HBO sports portfolio that includes “HBO Pay-Per-View boxing,” “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” “The Fight Game with Jim Lampley,” “Hard Knocks” and “24/7,” along with documentaries, the report notes.
Said Lombardo: “Peter Nelson is the ideal choice to spearhead our groundbreaking programming initiatives as well as our commitment to world class boxing, which have made HBO Sports an acclaimed franchise for the network. He has a comprehensive understanding of boxing, a key programming staple for our subscribers for more than four decades.”