Epix will team with former HBO Sports president Seth Abraham to create a new sports interview series, Personal With Bill Rhoden, the network told Multichannel News Tuesday.
The 30-minute series will feature award-winning New York Times sports journalist Rhoden interviewing popular athletes and sports enthusiasts. The first episode will feature an interview with former world champion boxer and Olympic Gold Medalist Oscar De La Hoya about his post fight career and his aspirations, according to Epix officials. Upcoming Personal With Bill Rhoden subjects will be announced in the coming weeks.
Abraham, along with former HBO producer Tim Braine, will serve as co-executive producers for the series, which will air on the EPIX linear channel, online at EpixHD.com, and on PS3, Xbox, Roku players and iPads, said network officials.
“Personal with Bill Rhoden will be one of a kind,” said Mark Greenberg, Epix President and CEO in a statement. “We love sports and are devoted to raising the bar on sports programming through specials such as this, which allow us to bring our viewers even deeper into the lives and stories of our heroes.”