X Games Aspen 2015 to Feature 16 Hours of Live Coverage on ESPN and ABC

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X Games Aspen 2015 to Feature 16 Hours of Live Coverage on ESPN and ABC

January 7, 2015

Additional 18 Hours of Live Competition and Music Performances Across Digital Platforms

X Games Aspen 2015 will feature extensive coverage and content distributed across multiple television and digital platforms from January 21-25, 2015. ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 16 hours of live competition with an additional 18 hours of competition and music performances being carried exclusively on ESPN3 and supported across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com, X Games app, X Games pages across Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Following X Games Aspen, ABC will deliver four hours of anthology programming on Sunday, January 31 and a one-hour special on World of X Games: Best of Aspen on February 7.

By enhancing and adding dimension to the X Games viewing experience, fans will have the opportunity to watch all the action, get an inside look at the event and establish a two-way conversation with ESPN X Games, athletes and other viewers. Content will also be accessible via WatchESPN and WatchABC to viewers who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

In addition to all of the content on ESPN’s U.S.-based media platforms, X Games Aspen will be televised globally in 215 countries and territories to more than 395 million homes, including live coverage in Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, New Zealand and Africa.

Television

The X Games Aspen 2015 telecast officially kicks off on ESPN with a world-class field in the Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe competition on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 9 p.m. ET, and concludes on Sunday, Jan. 26 in the Men’s Ski SuperPipe Final at 5:45 p.m. ET on ESPN. Witness X Games stars, including Sage Kotsenburg, Kelly Clark, Jamie Anderson, Joss Christensen, David Wise, Maddie Bowman and Dara Howell as they vie for X Games gold and prize money.

This year’s telecast team will include veterans: Brandon Graham, Chris “Uncle E” Ernst, Tes Sewell, Alyssa Roenigk, Zach Crist, Chris Burandt, Todd Harris and Jamie Little. Also, new to the roster this year are Craig McMorris, Amy Purdy, Luke Van Valin, Paul Thacker and Nicole Briscoe.

X Games Aspen 2015 telecast schedule is as follows:

DATE/TIME NETWORK COMPETITIONS
Wednesday, January 219 p.m. – 10 p.m. ESPN3 Women’s Ski SuperPipe Final
Thursday, January 22
2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ESPN3 Men’s Ski Slopestyle EliminationMono Skier X Final 
8 p.m. – 9 p.m. ESPN3 Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe EliminationSnowmobile Speed & Style (Partial) 
9 p.m. – 11 p.m. ESPN Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe Eliminations and FinalSnowmobile Speed & Style Qtrs, Semis, Final
Friday, January 23                  
1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ESPN3 Men’s & Women’s Snowboarder X Qtrs, Semis, FinalsMen’s Snowboard Slopestyle EliminationSnowboarder X Adaptive Final

 

7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ESPN3 Men’s Ski SuperPipe Elimination
8:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. ESPN3 X Games Music: Snoop Dogg
9:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. ESPN3 America’s Navy Snowboard Big Air Round One
10:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. ESPN America’s Navy Snowboard Big Air FinalSnowmobile Long Jump Final
 Saturday, January 24
1 p.m. – 6 p.m. ABC Men’s Ski Slopestyle FinalWomen’s Ski Slopestyle FinalSnowmobile HillCross Qtrs, Semis, Final

 

6 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. ESPN3 X Games Music: Chromeo
8 p.m. – 9 p.m. ESPN3 Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final
9 p.m. – 11 p.m. ESPN GoPro Ski Big Air Round One & Final
11:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. ESPN3 X Games Music: Skrillex
Sunday, January 25
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. ESPN3 Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final
1 p.m. – 6 p.m. ESPN Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle FinalSnowmobile SnoCross Adaptive FinalSnowmobile SnoCross Round One, LCQ, Final

Men’s Ski SuperPipe Final

 

6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. ESPN3 X Games Music: Wiz Khalifa
Saturday, January 31
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. ABC Anthology (TAPED)
Saturday, February 7
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.  ABC World of X Games: Best of Aspen (TAPED)

*Times and events listed are Eastern Time (ET) and are subject to change.

Please consult your local listings.

 

Digital

Below is the full list of X Games Aspen 2015 digital platforms:

XGames.com – XGames.com will provide onsite coverage from Aspen with live results, video of competition runs and high-resolution photo galleries shot by some of the most respected photographers in the action sports industry.

X Games Extra presented by Microsoft OneDrive – A nightly digital show Friday-Sunday hosted by Jack Mitrani on XGames.com immediately following the ESPN primetime telecast. X Games Extra is an interactive opportunity for our fans to engage with gold medal winners, X Games talent and industry influencers.

X Games Aspen App – The app, which is compatible with iPhone and Android, puts the world’s premier action sports event right at your fingertips, making it easier than ever to access schedules, view the event map and keep up with the top names and hottest news coming out of Aspen. This free app is a must have for X Games fans attending X Games Aspen.

ESPN3 – 18 hours of additional X Games Aspen competition will be carried exclusively on ESPN3, a live multi-screen sports network destination that delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually. It is accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on computers, smartphones, tablets, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

WatchESPN – Over the four days of competition, WatchESPN will carry every live and tape-delayed event on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and on computers, smartphones, tablets, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. WatchESPN is available to 75 million households nationwide in the U.S. at no additional cost to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

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 2015. 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.

Music

Live Music Webcasts – X Games Aspen 2015 will stream all four performances from globally-recognized musical guests Snoop Dogg, Chromeo, Skrillex and Wiz Khalifa from January 23-25. The shows will take place at Buttermilk Mountain with the live music webcasts distributed on ESPN3, via XGames.com accessible at no additional cost to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider,

and supported across X Games social platforms. Snoop Dogg will kick off the shows on Friday at 6:15 p.m. MT, followed by Chromeo and Skrillex on Saturday beginning at 4 p.m. MT, finishing the X Games weekend with Wiz Khalifa on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. MT.

For more information on X Games Aspen, go to www.xgames.com.

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Media Contacts:

Crystal Yang, ESPN Communications   213-405-4401, [email protected]

Danny Chi, ESPN Communications       213-405-4400; [email protected]

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Joyce Wang

As part of the West Coast publicity team, Joyce Wang is responsible for supporting PR efforts with the X Games franchise, Grantland, ESPN’s involvement with the LA2015 Special Olympics and ESPN’s telecast of the CrossFit Games. In addition, she handles weekly tune-in for World of X Games and bookings for Grantland contributors and staff writers. In her free time, Joyce is a competitive CrossFit athlete in the Southern California region and currently training for the CrossFit Regionals.
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