X Games Aspen 2021 to Feature 17.5 Hours of Action Sports Content on ESPN Player & @XGames

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X Games Aspen 2021 to Feature 17.5 Hours of Action Sports Content on ESPN Player & @XGames

X Games Social and Digital Coverage Provides Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Coverage

Action sports content will make a triumphant return in January with 17.5 hours of live coverage of X Games Aspen 2021 on ESPN Player and X Games social media, two preview shows in advance of the event as part of the World of X Games programming and exclusive web content across @XGames social pages and XGames.com.

X Games Aspen 2021 coverage begins Friday, January 29, first on @XGames social and then on primetime on ESPN Player. Live coverage then shifts to afternoon windows on ESPN Player and then additionally for Saturday and Sunday competitions. All competitions will be available live & on-demand via ESPN Player.

For the full schedule, please click HERE.

In addition to all of the content on ESPN Player, X Games Aspen 2021 will be televised globally in 192 countries and territories to more than 500 million homes.

  • X Games Aspen 2021 Preview Show – Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. GMT on ESPN Player

The official X Games Aspen 2021 preview show, hosted by Jack Mitrani and Brandon Graham, will set up the biggest stories across ski and snowboard taking place January 29 – 31 in Aspen, Colorado. 

Jack Mitrani Leads Team of Veteran X Games Athletes and Industry Experts in Competition and Lifestyle Coverage

Host Jack Mitrani will return to steer coverage of X Games Aspen 2021 from Buttermilk Mountain. The team of play-by-play and analysts will each be comprised of an action sports expert and pro athletes – Brandon Graham and Craig McMorris will cover snowboarding while Jimmy Coleman and Tom Wallisch provide the Ski call. In addition, sideline reporting for Ski and Snowboard will again be provided by Jonathan “DC” Oetken.

ShredHate, Choose Kindness & Special Olympics Athletes Return to Telecast

Since 2017, X Games events and athletes have rallied behind ShredHate, Choose Kindness in an effort to ignite student compassion to eradicate bullying. Throughout the telecast, X Games athletes will share their experiences with bullying as well as their efforts to shred hate.

In lieu of what would have been the seventh-consecutive year of Special Olympics Unified Snowboarding at X Games Aspen, Special Olympics athletes who have previously competed at X Games will be featured in the telecast, issuing well wishes to previous partners and all athletes. 

Exclusive Content Offering on XGames.com and @XGames Social Platforms Brings Fans Extensive Coverage of the X Games Event and Stars

  • @XGames Platforms on TikTok, Instagram, YouTubeFacebook and Twitterfour hours of coverage will be streamed exclusively on @XGames social media handles.
  • com: In addition to live results, XGames.com will provide behind-the-scenes profiles with top X Games stars and photo galleries shot by the best creative talent in the action sports industry.
  • ESPN Player: All 17.5 hours of X Games Aspen coverage will stream live on ESPN Player. 

Additional information on all X Games Aspen is available at XGames.com for fans or on ESPNPressRoom.com  for media only, with more information regarding a virtual media hub forthcoming. For photos please visit ESPNImages.com.

**Due to COVID-19 health and safety precautions, X Games Aspen 2021 will be a spectator-free event. The full X Games Aspen 2021 schedule, current list of invited athletes, up-to-date tune-in information and other FAQs are available on xgames.com.**


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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