ESPN to Deliver Live and On Demand Coverage of X Games Oslo 2017

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ESPN to Deliver Live and On Demand Coverage of X Games Oslo 2017

  • Live action available on subscription channel BT SPORT//ESPN in the UK
  • Live and on demand streaming service ESPN Player also brings fans every event direct from Norway
  • British stars James Woods, Katie Ormerod and Billy Morgan set to compete

ESPN will deliver live coverage of the 2017 X Games Aspen on pay-TV channel BT SPORT//ESPN in the UK, as well as live and on demand coverage on ESPNPlayer.com across Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

As the world’s premier action sports competition returns to Oslo on March 8-11, the event features top athletes competing in eight different disciplines over four days for the second time. Taking place at the Hafjell ski resort, the winter games includes snowboard, ski and snowmobile events, with more than 70 competitors, among them several Olympians.

Fans can watch the action live on BT SPORT//ESPN from Wednesday March 8, with coverage of the Men’s Ski Slopestyle Eliminations from 3pm GMT, before the eliminations get underway from 6pm. The channel’s live action continues through to Saturday March 11, with live coverage of the Men’s Ski Big Air Finals from 7.30pm.

All the action will also be available on ESPN Select – the new channel from ESPN Player which features live events from a wide range of sports. Events will be available live and 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 second time in Oslo. The Norway X Games will also feature Snowboard and Ski Big Air (Men and Women) and – new to the event – Snowboard and Ski Slopestyle (Men and Women).

TOP WINTER SPORTS ATHLETES SET TO FEATURE

The biggest names in winter sports are set to take part in the games – including Norwegian X Games medalists Stale Sandbech, Markus Kleveland, Silje Norendal, Johanne Killi and Øystein Braaten. The world’s top ski and snowboard athletes will compete, including six-time X Games gold medalist Mark McMorris, 12-time X Games medalist Jamie Anderson, two-time defending Ski Slopestyle gold medalist and Big Air silver medalist Kelly Sildaru and X Games Oslo 2016 Ski Big Air gold medalist Henrik Harlaut. For the full list of invited athletes, please visit www.xgames.com.

British Olympic men’s skier James Woods will be hoping to add to the gold that he won in X Games Aspen 2017 in the Ski Big Air, as well as the bronze he won in the Men’s Ski Slopestyle at X Games Aspen 2013. British Olympic snowboarder Katie Ormerod, aged just 19, will make her third X Games appearance after winning bronze in the Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle at X Games Aspen 2017, after finishing sixth in last year’s Snowboard Slopestyle. Billy Morgan, from Southampton, represented Great Britain at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi and won bronze in the Snowboard Big Air at X Games Oslo 2016.

X GAMES LIVE ON BT SPORT/ESPN

Fans can watch all the X Games Oslo 2017 action live on BT SPORT//ESPN across the four days of the event. BT SPORT//ESPN is available on mobile, desktop and iPad with high quality streaming on all devices, on Virgin Media, Plusnet and TalkTalk TV.

BT SPORT//ESPN is available on:
Satellite – Sky: Channel 426 and 458 (HD)
Cable – Virgin Media: Channel 534 and 530 (HD)
IPTV – BT, Plusnet, TalkTalk TV: Channel 411 and 434 (HD)

X GAMES LIVE ON ESPN PLAYER

Fans can watch all the X Games Oslo 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

FOLLOW X GAMES ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Facebook – Exclusive video, photo galleries and behind-the-scenes content posted daily along with telecast and event information. Become a fan and interact with fans of X Games on the official Facebook page: http://facebook.com/xgames

Twitter – Instant event updates, results, and a behind-the-scenes look at X Games Aspen. Use @XGames in your tweet and follow us on the official X Games Twitter page: http://twitter.com/xgames

Instagram – Follow X Games on Instagram for behind-the-scenes photos and an exclusive look at X Games Aspen 2017. Make sure to tag your photos using @XGames on the official Instagram page at http://Instagram.com/xgames

YouTube – Watch all X Games Aspen medal-winning runs and event highlights. Catch the biggest tricks that happen at X Games by visiting the official X Games YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/xgames

WORLD-CLASS MUSIC

Like all X Games events, and in addition to world-class action sports competition, X Games Norway will showcase a world-class musical performance on Saturday night at the Hafjell ski resort as well as local musicians throughout the weekend. X Games Oslo will feature world-class musical performances on the concert stage at Hafjell. More information on artists and schedule will be released in the build up to the games.

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Oliver Clarke

Ollie first joined ESPN in 2016 from the University of Birmingham. Ollie looks after all things direct-to-consumer in EMEA. This includes, but not limited to, customer acquisition and retention, programming, customer life cycle management and communications.
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