Bring on the F-Bombs! Highly Anticipated Talk Show ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY WITH BILL SIMMONS Premieres June 22 on HBO Canada

— May 19, 2016

– Bill Simmons, founding editor of Grantland and the creator of new content site The Ringer, helms new weekly HBO talk show spanning current events in sports, pop culture, technology, and beyond –

TORONTO (May 19, 2015) – HBO Canada confirmed today that the hotly anticipated weekly talk show ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY WITH BILL SIMMONS, hosted by one of the most influential figures in contemporary sports media, debuts Wednesday, June 22 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, day and date with HBO. One of the most provocative and unfiltered hosts in contemporary sports media, Bill Simmons brings his insights to the new weekly series, which spans pop culture and touches on everything from sports and entertainment to arts and technology. Each 30-minute episode features Simmons’ signature commentary on the world of sports through the lens of the die-hard fan, contributions from regular correspondents, and an extended one-on-one interview with a special guest on original topics. "I'm excited about the show, I'm excited about the title, and I'm really, really excited to drop my first F-bomb on TV," said Simmons. "We are going to figure out nudity down the road, as long as it's tasteful." The founding editor of Grantland.com and the creator of the new content site The Ringer, Bill Simmons is also the executive producer of AFTER THE THRONES, the weekly recap series which explores the complicated politics and history of the hit HBO series GAME OF THRONES, as well as offering theories about future episodes. AFTER THE THRONES is now available to HBO Canada subscribers on TMN GO. ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY WITH BILL SIMMONS will be executive produced by Bill Simmons, Eric Weinberger, and Stuart Miller. Weinberger is president of the Bill Simmons Media Group, and previously served as executive producer of the NFL Network, overseeing a wide range of studio and live event programming. Miller was a two-time Emmy®-winning producer for THE DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART; during his 12 years on the groundbreaking series at Comedy Central, he rose to co-executive producer.

About HBO Canada

HBO Canada brings Canadians HBO’s current slate of signature dramatic and comedic programs, together with new and never-before-seen programming including comedy series, live specials, sporting events, behind-the-scenes content and titles from HBO’s extensive library – all in an uncut and commercial-free environment. HBO Canada is available in high definition on HBO Canada HD, and on HBO Canada OnDemand, a Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) service. Throughout Canada HBO Canada programming is accessible on TMN GO, as well as on demand and online where available by service provider. For more information, please visit www.hbocanada.com. HBO Canada is a division of Bell Media, which is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

 – HBO Canada –

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