Additional 7.5 hours across Broadcast, Digital and Social Platforms
X Games Austin 2014 will feature extensive coverage and content distributed across multiple television and digital platforms from June 5-8, with 20 live hours on ESPN and ABC, which will also be accessible via WatchESPN and WatchABC to viewers who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider. An additional 7.5 hours of competition will be carried on ESPN3 as well as the latest coverage across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com, X Games apps, X Games pages across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more. Additionally, ESPN will deliver four hours of anthology programming on Sunday, June 15 featuring the top highlights from X Games Austin.
In addition to all of the content on ESPN’s U.S.-based media platforms, X Games Austin will be televised in more than 215 countries and territories to more than 410 million homes worldwide, including telecasts in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, New Zealand and South America. X Games Austin will also be syndicated in Africa, Asia, Europe, Israel and Middle East.
This year, X Games programming will offer fans multiple channels and platforms to ensure an inclusive viewing experience, while connecting viewers with the X Games action, athletes and through social media.
The X Games Austin telecast schedule kicks off on ESPN with a world-class field in the BMX Vert Final competition Thursday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET and concludes on Sunday, June 8, on ABC with the Stadium SUPER Trucks Final, Women’s Skateboard Street Final and Monster Energy Men’s Skateboard Street Final.
Co-hosts Louie Vito and Brandon Graham will return to the X Games along with analysts Tony Hawk, Jeremy McGrath, Kevin Robinson, reporters Jamie Little, Alyssa Roenigk, Jordan Whitley, special talent John Brenkus of ESPN’s Sports Science and more.
The following telecast schedule is as follows:
DATE/TIME NETWORK COMPETITIONS
Thursday, June 5
7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ESPN3 Skateboard Vert Round One
9 p.m. –11 p.m. ESPN BMX Vert Final
Skateboard Vert Final
Friday, June 6
1 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. ESPN3 BMX Street Round One & Final
Men’s Skateboard Street Elimination
Men’s & Women’s Enduro X Finals
8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ESPN Moto X Best Whip Final
Moto X Step Up Final
Skateboard Big Air Final
8:30 p.m.—9:30 p.m. ESPN3 Skateboard Big Air Round One
Saturday, June 7
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ESPN3 RallyCross Lites
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. ESPN BMX Dirt Final
Ford RallyCross Final
2 p.m.—6 p.m. ABC Ford RallyCross Quarterfinal, Semi & Final Skateboard Park Final
Moto X Speed & Style Final
8 p.m. – 11 p.m. ESPN Moto X Freestyle Final
GoPro BMX Big Air Final
Sunday, June 8
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. ESPN BMX Park Final
Stadium SUPER Trucks Final
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ESPN3 Women’s Skateboard Street Round One
2 p.m. – 6 p.m. ABC Stadium SUPER Trucks Final
Women’s Skateboard Street Final
Monster Energy Men’s Skateboard Street Round One & Final
Sunday, June 15
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. ESPN X Games Austin Anthology
*Times and events listed are Eastern Time (ET) and are subject to change.
Please consult your local listings.
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Twitter: Instant event updates, results, and a behind-the-scenes look at X Games Austin. Use @xgames or #XGamesAustin 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 Austin 2014. Tag photos using @XGames.
YouTube: Watch all X Games Austin 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
XGames.com – XGames.com will provide comprehensive onsite coverage from Austin with live results, video of competition runs, breaking news and exclusive content from athletes competing in X Games Austin as well as helpful hints for visiting Austin. The site will also host original video by XGames.com personality Colby West, offer enterprise features around marquee events and athletes of the event, and full-bleed daily photo galleries by the top creative talent in the action sports industry.
X Games Extra presented by OneDrive – Live, interactive digital show on XGames.com immediately following the primetime ESPN broadcast. X Games Extra will feature athlete interviews, fan-sourced questions and a recap from the day’s action.
X Games App – The app, which is compatible with iPhone and Android, puts the world’s premier action sports event at your fingertips, making it easier than ever to watch highlights, view schedules, track scores and keep up with the top names and hottest news coming out of Austin. The free app is a must-have for X Games fans everywhere.
ESPN3 – 7.5 hours of X Games Austin competition will be carried exclusively on ESPN3, ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network destination that delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually. It is accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku.
WatchESPN – Over the four days, WatchESPN will carry every live and tape-delayed event on ESPN networks across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes and ESPN Buzzer Beater/Goal Line on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox, Apple TV, Roku and Amazon Fire TV. WatchESPN is available to 67.5 million households nationwide in the U.S. at no additional cost to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
Live Music Webcasts – X Games Austin will stream a lineup of globally recognized musical performers, including: Pretty Lights, The Flaming Lips, Gary Clark Jr., Mac Miller, Slightly Stoopid, Bad Religion, Dillon Francis, Mayer Hawthorne, Wavves, Cash Cash, FMLYBND and Candyland. In addition to these featured shows, X Games Austin will showcase the KUTX Austin Music stage, and dance hall, offering some of today’s top DJs and EDM artists. The live music webcast will also be distributed on XGames.com, the X Games Facebook page and the X Games Livestream Channel.
Major League Gaming X Games Invitational – From June 6-8, fans can watch all of the Major League Gaming X Games action on MLG.tv across all platforms (www.MLG.tv, MLG.tv app for Xbox 360, MLG.tv apps for iOS and Android devices). Highlights will be aired on the ESPN telecast.
For more information, go to www.xgames.com.
Crystal Yang, ESPN Communications (213) 405-4401, [email protected]
Joyce Wang, ESPN Communications (213) 405-4403, [email protected]