Bill Simmons’ new site The Ringer will be housed on the publishing platform Medium.
Edward Lichty, Medium’s head of corporate development and strategy, wrote that he and Simmons have been in talks for months:
We first talked to Bill in December. Over the ensuing weeks, it became clear that we have a shared passion for raising the bar on what it means to create and share meaningful stories and ideas. It’s been Medium’s mission from the outset to create a set of tools that make it easier than ever to make your stories look beautiful, find the right audience via the Medium network, and drive engagement and conversation that drives thinking forward. We can’t think of better partners to help us develop our product roadmap for premium publishers on Medium.
The Ringer is expected to launch in late spring or early summer.