Today, premium network EPIX announced that due to interest in its timely and controversial original documentary, SCHOOLED: THE PRICE OF COLLEGE SPORTS, the network will provide everyone in the US access to the anticipated World Premiere on Wednesday, October 16 at 8pm ET via a free live stream. Viewers can access the documentary online at http://www.epixhd.com/schooled-the-price-of-college-sports-stream/. Subscribers can see the documentary on the EPIX channel, EPIX On Demand and EPIX apps on hundreds of devices including Xbox, PS3, Roku, iPads, iPhones, Android tables and phones and more. As an additional opportunity, EPIX and Google will host a two-hour chat on the issue of college athletics today, Tuesday, October 15 from 3-5pm ET. Among those speaking will be longtime ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Bilas; Executive Producer, former Major League Baseball Manager and now Director of Athletics at Sacred Heart University Bobby Valentine, "Schooled: The Price of College Sports" producer Andrew Muscato and former University of North Carolina running back Devon Ramsay. The discussion can be followed at https://plus.google.com/+EPIX/posts SCHOOLED: THE PRICE OF COLLEGE SPORTS is an original documentary that examines the provocative issues surrounding the business of college sports and the NCAA’s treatment of its athletes. The exposé is based on the controversial 2011 article that ran in “The Shame of College Sports” by Pulitzer Prize winning civil rights scholar, Taylor Branch. Narrated by actor Sam Rockwell, the documentary weaves interviews, archival and behind-the-scenes footage to tell the story of how college sports has become a billion dollar industry built on athletes who are robbed of monetary privileges. Those interviewed include: former University of Tennessee All-American and star running back for the Houston Texans Arian Foster, former college and NFL player and president of the NFL Players Association Domonique Foxworth, former UCLA standout now Green Bay Packers running back Johnathan Franklin, former UCLA punter now member of the Minnesota Vikings Jeff Locke, UCLA star and NBA player Ed O’Bannon, and former University of North Carolina fullback Devon Ramsay, whose eligibility case was one of the most controversial in recent NCAA history. Also interviewed for the film are Emmy-winning sportscaster Bob Costas, ESPN analyst Jay Bilas, New York Times reporter Joe Nocera and Dave Zirin of The Nation. Sports Illustrated reporters Frank Deford, George Dohrmann, BJ Schecter and Michael Rosenberg join them; and longtime college sports marketing innovator Sonny Vaccaro is also featured in the film. For more information about SCHOOLED: THE PRICE OF COLEGE SPORTS, go to http://press.epixhd.com/ or epixhd.com. The Twitter handle is #Schooled. SCHOOLED: THE PRICE OF COLLEGE SPORTS is an EPIX Original Documentary. It is executive produced by Bobby Valentine (former Major League Baseball manager and now Director of Athletics at Sacred Heart University); and produced by Andrew J. Muscato, Taylor Branch, and Domonique Foxworth (former college and NFL player and now head of the NFL Players Association). Ross Finkel, Jon Paley and Trevor Martin are the directors. Jill Burkhart is the EPIX Executive-in-charge of Production. About EPIX EPIX® is the newest premium entertainment network delivering the latest movie releases, classic library titles, plus original films, comedy, music and sports events on TV, on demand, online and on devices. Launched October 2009 as the first multiplatform premium network with online accessibility for subscribers through EpixHD.com, EPIX pioneered the development and proliferation of TV Everywhere for American consumers. EPIX was the first premium network to launch on Xbox 360®consoles, first on Android™ tablets and phones, first on Roku® players and first to launch in the U.S. on PlayStation®3 (PS3™) systems. EPIX is available to authenticated subscribers on hundreds of devices including Apple® iPads®, iPhones®, Kindle Fire tablets, Samsung® Smart TVs and Blu-ray™ players and more. Today EPIX remains the only premium service providing its entire monthly line-up from new Hollywood hits to original programs on all platforms and provides more movies than any other premium network.
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