Additional Live Competition Exclusively on ESPN3
X Games Austin 2016 will receive extensive coverage across multiple television and digital platforms June 2-5, as world’s best action sports athletes return to Austin, Texas, to compete for X Games gold and prize money. ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 21 hours of live X Games Austin content in high-definition with an additional 5.25 hours of competition streamed live exclusively on ESPN3. All the latest coverage will be offered across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com, the X Games app, and X Games pages across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and more. Following X Games Austin, ABC will deliver four hours of anthology programming on Saturday, June 11.
By enhancing and adding dimension to the X Games viewing experience through digital and social offerings, 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. For the first time, fans can even purchase tickets straight from the X Games app. Content will also be accessible via WatchESPN and WATCH ABC 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 Austin will be televised in 193 countries and territories to more than 534 million homes, including live coverage in Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Latin America, the Middle East, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, France, Spain and Africa.
The X Games Austin 2016 telecast officially kicks off on ESPN, Thursday, June 2, with the LifeProof Moto X Step Up Final at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) at 8:30 p.m. ET and Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing Final at 10 p.m. The four-day event will conclude on Sunday, June 5, with Fruit of the Loom Skateboard/BMX Big Air Doubles Final, beginning at 12 p.m. on ABC and then beginning at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN, the Intel BMX Dirt Final, Toyota’s Men’s Skateboard Park Final, Moto X Best Whip Final and Moto X QuarterPipe Final.
This year’s X Games Austin telecast team will include returning talent: Brandon Graham, Tes Sewell, Kevin Robinson, Alyssa Roenigk, Jimmy Coleman, Toby Moody, Cameron Steele, Nicole Briscoe, Scottie Deubler and Cristy Lee. Also, joining the roster this year are Craig McMorris, Chris Miller, Victoria Arlen and Lowell Galindo.
X Games Austin 2016 telecast schedule is as follows:
|Thursday, June 2
8:30 p.m.-11 p.m.
LifeProof Moto X Step Up Final
Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing Round One/LCQ/Final
|Friday, June 3|
|1:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.
3:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.7 p.m. – 11 p.m.
|X Games Extra: Thursday Recap
Skateboard Street Ams Final
Skateboard Vert Final
BMX Vert Final
Coors Light Moto X Freestyle Final
|Saturday, June 4|
|2:30 a.m. – 3 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.4 p.m. – 6 p.m.6 p.m. – 11 p.m.
|X Games Extra: Friday Recap
X Games Extra: Friday night re-air
Women’s Skateboard Street Final
Toyota BMX Park Final
Dave Mirra’s BMX Park Best Trick Final
Women’s Skateboard Park Final
BMX Street Final
Monster Energy’s Men’s Skateboard Street Round One/Final
Music: All Time Low “Live to Air”
The Real Cost’s BMX Big Air Final
Monster Energy Moto X Best Trick Final
|Sunday, June 5|
|1:30 a.m. – 2 a.m.
11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
12 pm. – 3:30 p.m.3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.11:30 p.m. – 12 a.m.
|X Games Extra: Saturday Recap
X Games Extra: Saturday night re-air
Fruit of the Loom Skateboard/BMX Doubles Finals
Intel BMX Dirt Final
Toyota’s Men’s Skateboard Park Final
Moto X Best Whip Final
Moto X QuarterPipe Final
X Games Extra: Sunday Recap
|Saturday, June 11|
|1 p.m. – 5 p.m.||ABC||X Games Austin 2016 Anthology (TAPED)|
*Times and events listed are Eastern Time (ET) and are subject to change.
Please consult your local listings.
XGames.com – XGames.com will provide onsite coverage from Austin 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 Extra presented by Skype – The official late night show of X Games Austin, X Games Extra will air nightly on ESPN2 and will 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.
X Games Austin 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 Austin. For the first time fans can also purchase tickets straight from the app. This free app is a must-have for X Games fans attending X Games Austin this year!
WatchESPN – Five hours and 15 minutes of X Games Austin competition will be streamed live 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 connected devices and smart TVs through WatchESPN and the ESPN app. Over the four days, WatchESPN will stream every live and tape-delayed event from ESPN and ESPN Deportes. WatchESPN is available to subscribers across all major television providers nationwide.
Facebook: 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: http://facebook.com/xgames
Twitter – Instant event updates, results, and a behind-the-scenes look at X Games Austin. Use @xgames or #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 Austin 2016. Make sure to tag your photos using @XGames on the official Instagram page at http://Instagram.com/xgames.
Snapchat: Take a look behind the scenes at the sports, music and gaming at X Games Austin 2016. Follow ‘xgames’ on Snapchat to enjoy all the action.
For more information on X Games Austin, go to www.xgames.com.
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