Former HBO Sports topper lands gigs at NBC, NHL
Ross Greenburg has found a pair of post-HBO homes: The former topper of the pay cabler’s sports division will be working with both NBC and the NHL.Greenburg will produce a handful of documentaries for cabler NBC Sports Network, which will have been branded from Versus on Jan. 1. First up is “Cold War on Ice: Summit Series ’72,” which examines the hockey series between a team of Canadian NHL all-stars and the Soviet Union national team. He will also contribute to “Costas Tonight,” a new monthly interview program and live town-hall series. Greenburg and Bob Costas have a history together on the HBO series “On the Record” and “Costas Now.” In addition, Greenburg has pacted with the NHL as the league has just created its own shingle, NHL Original Prods. He is set to assist with the league’s content group on program initiatives, many of which will air on NBC Sports. The NHL worked closely with Greenburg last year on HBO’s successful “24/7 Penguins-Capitals: Road to the NHL Winter Classic” rookie docuseries. HBO’s second installment this year will feature the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers. After working at HBO for 33 years, Greenburg was replaced last month as president of the sports division by Ken Hershman, who comes over from Showtime’s sports department.