X Games Aspen 2020 to Feature 26+ Hours of Action Sports Content Highlighted by Primetime Coverage of Finals on ESPN and ABC

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X Games Aspen 2020 to Feature 26+ 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 Coverage

From January 23 – 26, the world’s top action sports stars will take over ESPN, ABC and ESPN2 with more than 15 hours of the most unique content on the network – 1080s, triple corks and super slo-mo included. On Thursday and Friday, primetime coverage of the day’s finals will kick off the weekend with thrilling action from the SuperPipe and Big Air courses. Over the weekend, coverage will switch to ABC, where the world’s best will continue to push progression from beautiful Buttermilk in Aspen Snowmass, Colorado. 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 Aspen 2020 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 the U.K.


X Games Aspen Innovation Highlighted by Drones in Live Production, Unique Camera Positions and Ultra Slo-Mo  

In 2020, X Games Aspen will bring fans up close to all the action with the most unique angles in broadcasting – including the use of high-speed drone coverage. Combining the thrill of the followcam with the overhead angels of the flycam, the DJI Inspire 2 Drone fitted with an X7 camera will travel at speeds up to 58-mph providing 360-degree coverage of every run. X Games Aspen production will be anchored by 31 manned cameras, enhanced by 15 point of view cameras mounted on athletes and broken down by eight extreme slow-motion cameras. Please click HERE for additional information on technology used to produce X Games Aspen 2020.


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 2020 from Buttermilk Mountain. The team of play-by-play and analysts will each be comprised of an action sports expert and pro athlete – Brandon Graham and Craig McMorris will continue to cover snowboarding, Tom Wallisch and Jen Hudak will cover Skiing and Jimmy Coleman and telecast team rookie and 13-time X Games Snowmobile medalist Levi LaVallee will call Snowmobile and Snow Bike action. In addition, sideline reporting for Ski and Snowboard will again be provided by Jonathan “DC” Oetken and Snowmobile and Snow Bike by Dianna Dahlgren. For more information on X Games Aspen 2020 talent, please click HERE.


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

  • @XGames Platforms on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: 10+ hours of coverage will be streamed exclusively on @XGames social media handles – including the inaugural Ski Knuckle Huck and the debut of Special Olympics Unified Skiing. Highlights of performances from Rae Sremmurd, ILLENIUM, Alesso and Bazzi will also air on @XGames social channels.
  • X Games EXTRA: Each night following the completion of coverage on ESPN, 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 après-ski 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 were packaged into a one-hour World of X Games show on ABC and made available on YouTube. The athletes featured in the BEING Series are Max Parrot, Danny Davis, Kelly Sildaru and Henrik Harlaut.
  • 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.
  • X Games Aspen 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 Aspen. 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.

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]

Olivia Wilson

Based out of Austin, Texas, Olivia Wilson is a senior publicist focusing on X Games, esports and West Coast PR. Prior to joining the ESPN Communications team, Wilson worked at a hospitality PR agency in Austin and graduated from Florida State University in 2014.
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