Koppel On HBO: 14 Hours Of Doc’s A Year?

By Brian 

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Ted Koppel “has reached agreement with HBO on a three-year deal that will net him many millions of dollars for 14 hours of programming a year,” Page Six hears. “Koppel will bring four of his producers with him to HBO, a source said.”

An ABC spokesperson noted that Koppel and EP Tom Bettag won’t sign any details until they leave the network.

More: “Sources said some HBO execs — who are already smarting over the hugely expensive but low-rated “Rome” — are questioning the wisdom of hiring Koppel, who isn’t expected to win a huge audience with documentaries.”