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HBO Sports Taps Peter Nelson as EVP

HBO has tapped Peter Nelson to lead the network’s sports department, upping him to executive VP of HBO Sports. He will report to Michael Lombardo, president of HBO Programming.

Nelson joined HBO Sports in 2011 and served as VP of programming for HBO Sports since 2013.

He will oversee the HBO Sports portfolio, which includes HBO pay-per-view boxing, the documentary team and the series Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel, The Fight Game With Jim LampleyHard Knocks and 24/7.

“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,” Lombardo said.