X Games Minneapolis 2019 to Feature 18 Hours of Action Sports Content Highlighted by Primetime Coverage of Finals on ESPN and ABC

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X Games Minneapolis 2019 to Feature 18 Hours of Action Sports Content Highlighted by Primetime Coverage of Finals on ESPN and ABC

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

From August 1-4, the world’s top action sports stars will take over ESPN, ABC and ESPN2 with more than 18 hours of the most unique content on the network. On Thursday and Friday, primetime coverage of the day’s finals will kick off the weekend with thrilling action from the Big Air, Street, Park, Dirt, Vert and Moto X courses. Over the weekend, coverage will switch to ABC, where the world’s top action sports stars will continue to push progression from the state-of-the-art U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For the full telecast schedule, please click HERE.

In addition to all of the content on ESPN’s U.S.-based media platforms, X Games Minneapolis will be televised globally in 192 countries and territories to more than 500 million homes, including live coverage in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, and multiple countries in Europe, including Norway, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Sweden and U.K. X Games fans across Europe, Middle East, Africa and parts of Asia can also watch every event live and on demand on ESPN Player.

For 2019, X Games has tapped RawMotion and Kinexon to deliver real-time athlete data for Moto X QuarterPipe and all Street events.  The technology will provide a variety of data points including speed, heights, distances traveled and use of course. These data points will be presented in real time during the events as part of the overall production. Please click HERE for additional information on technology used to produce X Games Minneapolis 2019.

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 Minneapolis 2019. The team of play-by-play and analysts will each be comprised of an action sports expert and pro athlete. Brandon Graham will handle play-by-play for all skateboard events, with analysis from skateboard legends Bob Burnquist and Lyn-z Pastrana and skate personality Gary Rogers. Chris Ernst and Scotty Cranmer will handle all BMX competitions. Moto X competitions will be helmed by Jimmy Coleman, with analysis from Mike Mason and Lance Coury.  In addition, sideline reporting for Skateboard will be provided by X Games Snowboard analyst Craig McMorris; Moto X by Dianna Dahlgren; and BMX by Chris Doyle. For more information on X Games Minneapolis 2019 talent, please click HERE.

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

  • Livestreaming & @XGames Social: Eight-and-a-half hours of coverage will be streamed live across the @XGames YouTube, Facebook and Twitter channels – including the fan favorite Harley-Davidson Hooligan race. Select shows will also air on the @ESPN network in the ESPN app. Highlights from the musical performances will also air on @XGames social channels. In addition, X Games Minneapolis 2019 content will be distributed across Caffeine TV, within the SC on SnapChat show and as part of an official SnapChat Live Story.
  • X Games EXTRA: Each night following the completion of coverage on ESPN and ABC, Jack Mitrani will host X Games EXTRA live on the X Games YouTube channel. Each EXTRA show will invite the day’s medalists to join Jack for an exclusive post-medal interview. The show also features special guests from around the action sports and music industries. You never know who might drop by!
  • BEING Series: The Being Series features in-depth profiles on the world’s top action sports athletes and icons. Each athlete profile will debut on XGames.com and @XGames social media and then several will be packaged into a one-hour World of X Games show, airing Saturday, July 20 at 2 p.m. on ABC. The athletes featured in the upcoming Being Series are Chris Joslin, Colby Raha, Tom Pages and Mykel Larrin.
  • com: The home base for all things X Games – will feature live results, provide behind-the-scenes profiles with top X Games stars and photo galleries shot by the best creative talent in the action sports industry.
  • X Games Minneapolis App: The free 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 Minneapolis. Fans can also purchase tickets straight from the app.
  • ESPN App: Over the four days, the ESPN App will stream live content from ESPN and ESPN Deportes on computers, smartphones, tablets and connected devices. The ESPN App is available to more than 90 million households nationwide in the U.S. at no additional cost to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
  • Apex Legends – The first-ever EXP Invitational – Apex Legends at X Games, held August 2 and 3 from 3 – 8 p.m. CT, will be streamed live on the ESPN app, ESPN Esports and EA Twitch channels, ESPN Esports YouTube and Twitter channels, Caffeine, ESPN Play (Spanish-speaking Latin America and the Caribbean), ESPN Player (EMEA and select Asian territories), and WatchESPN (Pac Rim and Brazil). A recap show highlighting key moments from the Invitational will also debut on August 10 on ESPN2 at 10 p.m. ET.

Additional information on all X Games Aspen is available at www.xgames.com for fans or on www.espnmediazone.com for media only. For photos please visit www.espnimages.com.


Media Contacts:

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

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

Olivia Wilson, ESPN Communications, 213-405-4145, [email protected]

Grace Coryell

Based out of the LAPC in Los Angeles, Calif., Grace Coryell is manager of communications focusing on X Games and West Coast PR. A native Angelino, Coryell attended the University of Southern California and began working at ESPN in 2008.
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