February 08, 2010
Sprint Live Web Chat with Russell Hantz, Survivor: Samoa Runner-up and Survivor "Villain" in the Upcoming Season of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains
What: Fans of Survivor will have an opportunity to talk to Survivor: Samoa's "Sprint Player of the Season" Russell Hantz during a live online chat on Sprint.com. While Hantz didn't emerge as the winner of Survivor: Samoa, fans of the show have crowned him their favorite player of the Samoa season with their votes. Hantz is also a cast member on the new season of Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains which premieres Thursday, February 11 on CBS, 8/7c.
When: The online chat begins at 1 p.m. ET/12 Noon CT on Tuesday, February 9.
Where: The 30 minute live chat can be accessed at http://community.sprint.com.
Details: Users who register for free on Sprint's online community can submit questions during the half-hour chat or prior to at http://community.sprint.com. A complete transcript of the Web chat will be available on the community site following the event.
Sprint's Survivor Sponsorship: Sprint is an official sponsor of Survivor. Through the sponsorship, CBS offers fans a chance to vote for the "player of the week" and every week a winner is chosen to receive a $10,000 prize, courtesy of Sprint. In the last episode, viewers vote for the "Player of the Season," the player they feel did the most to change the direction of the game over the course of the season. The top vote-getter receives a $100K prize during the live reunion show, courtesy of Sprint. In 2009, Sprint and CBS launched an exclusive Survivor application for Palm Pre. In addition, Sprint customers can access full-length episodes from Sprint TV.
Contact: Roni Singleton, Sprint PR, (404) 649-1579 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Roni Singleton, 404-649-1579