X Games Aspen 2016: 16 Hours of Live Coverage on ESPN and ABC

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X Games Aspen 2016: 16 Hours of Live Coverage on ESPN and ABC

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Additional Eight Hours of Competition Carried on ESPN3 and Digital Platforms

X Games Aspen 2016 will feature 16 hours of extensive coverage and live content distributed on ESPN, ABC and across multiple digital platforms from January 28 – 31. An additional eight hours of competition will be carried exclusively on ESPN3 as well as the latest coverage across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com, the X Games app, and X Games pages across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and more. 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 streamed live on WatchESPN (now accessible on the ESPN app) and WATCH ABC to viewers who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

Following X Games Aspen 2016, ABC will deliver four hours of anthology programming on Sunday, Feb. 6 and a one-hour special on World of X Games: Best of X Games Aspen 2016 on Feb. 13.

In addition to all of the content on ESPN’s U.S.-based media platforms, X Games Aspen 2016 will be televised globally in 215 countries and territories to more than 365 million homes, including live coverage in Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Denmark, Europe, Finland, Germany, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Latin America, Middle East, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, France, Spain and Africa.


The X Games Aspen 2016 telecast officially kicks off on ESPN with a world-class field in the Snowmobile SnoCross and SnoCross Adaptive Final on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. ET, and concludes on Sunday, Jan. 31, beginning with the Men’s Ski Slopestyle Final at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN. Witness X Games stars, including Danny Davis, Chloe Kim, Silje Norendal, Lindsey Jacobellis, Ståle Sandbech and Gus Kenworthy as they vie for X Games gold and prize money.

This year’s telecast team will include veterans: Nicole Briscoe, Zach Crist, Chris “Uncle E” Ernst, Brandon Graham, Todd Harris, Jamie Little, Craig McMorris, Jack Mitrani, Alyssa Roenigk, Tes Sewell, Cameron Steele and Luke Van Valin. Making their talent team debut this year are Victoria Arlen, Vanessa Marshall and Graham Watanabe.

Also new to this year’s telecast is X Games Extra presented by Skype, the official late night show of X Games Aspen. Previously streamed live on XGames.com, X Games Extra will air nightly on ESPN2 starting Thursday, Jan. 28, and will also be available on WatchESPN and XGames.com. X Games Extra is an opportunity for our fans to engage with gold medal winners, X Games talent and industry influencers.

The X Games Aspen 2016 telecast schedule is as follows:

Date/Time Network Competitions
Thursday, January 28
5:30 p.m.  – 7:30 p.m. ESPN3 Snowmobile SnoCross Adaptive Final
Snowmobile SnoCross Final
8 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. ESPN3 Men’s Ski SuperPipe Final
 Friday, January 29
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. ESPN3 Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final
2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. ESPN3 Women’s Ski Slopestyle Final
7 p.m. – 11 p.m. ESPN Monster Energy Snowmobile Freestyle
Women’s Ski SuperPipe Final
America’s Navy Snowboard Big Air Final
 Saturday, January 30
1 p.m. – 6 p.m. ABC Mono Skier X Semi’s & Final
Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final
Coors Light Men’s & Women’s Skier X Heats, Semis & Finals
8:15 p.m. – 9 p.m. ESPN3 Intel Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final (Lead in)
9 p.m. – 11 p.m. ESPN Intel Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe Final
GoPro Ski Big Air Final
Sunday, January 31
12 p.m. – 5 p.m. ESPN Men’s Ski Slopestyle Final
Snowboarder X Adaptive Semis, Consolation & Finals
Men’s & Women’s Snowboarder X Heats, Semis & Finals
The Real Cost Women Snowboard SuperPipe Final
Saturday, February 6
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. ABC X Games Aspen Anthology (TAPED)
Saturday, February 13
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ABC World of X Games: Best of X Aspen 2016 (TAPED)

*Times and events listed are Eastern Time (ET) and are subject to change. Please consult your local listings.



Below is the full list of X Games Aspen 2016 digital platforms:

XGames.com will provide onsite coverage from Aspen with live results, video of competition runs and full-bleed photo galleries shot by the best creative talent in the action sports industry.

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 and will be available for download the week of January 11.

Eight hours of X Games Aspen competition will be carried exclusively on ESPN3. ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network, a destination that delivers thousands of exclusive sports events annually. It is accessible on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices through WatchESPN.

Over the four days, WatchESPN will stream every live and tape-delayed event from ESPN and ESPN Deportes on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices. WatchESPN is available to 93 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, results 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: facebook.com/XGames

Twitter – Instant event updates, results and a behind-the-scenes look at X Games Aspen 2016. Use @xgames or #XGames when tweeting and follow X Games on the official Twitter page: twitter.com/XGames

Instagram – Follow X Games on Instagram for premiere action sports photography and an exclusive look at X Games Aspen 2016. Make sure to tag photos using @XGames and follow X Games on the official Instagram page: Instagram.com/XGames

Snapchat –Take a look behind the scenes at the sports, music and gaming at X Games Aspen 2016. Follow ‘xgames’ on Snapchat to enjoy all the action. Snapchat page: “xgames”

For more information on X Games Aspen 2016, go to www.xgames.com.


Media Contacts:

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

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

Grace Coryell, ESPN Communications, 213-405-4402, [email protected]

Joyce Wang, ESPN Communications, 213-405-4403, [email protected]


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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