ESPN Player to Deliver Live and on Demand Coverage of X Games Aspen
- Live streaming service brings fans every event direct from the US
- British stars James Woods and Katie Ormerod set to compete
ESPNPlayer.com will deliver live and on demand coverage of the 2017 X Games Aspen across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as the world’s premier action sports competition returns to Aspen Snowmass January 26-29. The event features top athletes competing in 18 different disciplines over four days in Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen, Colorado for the 16th time. The 21st edition of the winter games includes snowboard, ski and snowmobile events, with more than 200 competitors, among them several Olympians.
All the action will be available on ESPN Select – the new channel from ESPN Player which features live events from a wide range of sports. The event begins on Friday 27th January at 3.00am GMT with coverage of the Snowboard Big Air and Snowboard Superpipe Final. The competition coverage continues until Sunday 29th, showcasing events such as the Snowmobile Freestyle Final, Snow BikeCross Final and the Snowboard Slopestyle Final. Events will also be available on demand, allowing fans to watch the action at a time that suits them.
After successful competitions at X Games Oslo 2016, X Games will host Women’s Ski and Snowboard Big Air finals for the first time in Aspen. This marks the first time Women’s Ski Big Air will be held at a US X Games event. Women’s Snowboard Big Air was held from 1997 – 2001. X Games Aspen 2017 will also feature the debut of Snow Bike racing – a competition of modified dirt bikes which replaces the front wheel with a front ski, and snowmobile track in place of the rear wheel. Snowmobile Best Trick will also return to the lineup for the first time since 2013.
|TOP WINTER SPORTS ATHLETES SET TO FEATURE|
The biggest names in winter sports are set to take part in the games – Chloe Kim, Joe Parsons, Jossi Wells, Max Parrot and Matt Ladley will all battle it out for X Games glory and prize money. British Olympic men’s skier James Woods will be hoping to add to the bronze he won in the Men’s Ski Slopestyle at X Games Aspen 2013 after narrowly missing out again in the slopestyle when he finished a very respectable fourth in 2016. British Olympic snowboarder Katie Ormerod will make her second X Games appearance after finishing sixth in last year’s Snowboard Slopestyle. At 18 years old, she’s the youngest in the Women’s Slopestyle field by four years.
|X GAMES LIVE ON ESPN PLAYER|
Fans can watch all the X Games Aspen 2017 action live and on demand on ESPN Player. The ESPN Select Monthly or Daily Pass will give viewers access to dedicated feeds across the four days of the event. ESPN Player is available on mobile, desktop and iPad with high quality streaming on all devices, while users can also stream the action to the big screen using Apple TV (via Airplay) and Chromecast. With so many dedicated feeds users can watch two different feeds simultaneously using two devices.
Visit ESPNPlayer.com for more information and to subscribe to the ESPN Select Pass.
ESPN Select Monthly Pass – £6.99
ESPN Select 24 Hour Pass – £4.99
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|X GAMES OSLO TO COME|
ESPN, the creator of the X Games, in collaboration with Norway’s TV2 and local organizer SAHR Concepts, will bring X Games back to Norway for a second consecutive year. The event will take place at the Hafjell ski resort – one of the venues used during the 1994 Lillehammer Winter Olympics – March 8-11, 2017. ESPN will work with TV2 on the Norwegian television production and with SAHR Concepts on the international show feeds and as the local organizer staging the multi-sport event, with all the action available live and on demand on ESPN Player.