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.
The X Games brand goes big in 2020, giving fans a top-notch destination for year-round action sports content – including five live X Games events around the globe, five new Real Series projects and a full slate of original content across X Games linear TV, digital and social platforms. With programming on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 all 52 weeks of the year, fans will be able to consume and interact with action sports content throughout all four seasons.
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NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC presented by Under Armour returns for its fifth season on Jan. 18, with ESPN’s largest on-site coverage presence ever this season.
For this ESPN Cover Story, reporter Ramona Shelburne explores George’s strong bond with his family, and tells the emotional story about what really brought Paul George back home.
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College Football Playoff National Championship Scores More than 25.5 Million Viewers, Up from Last Year
ESPN’s investigative docuseries “Backstory” returns for its second episode, “Banned for Life*” on Sunday, Jan. 19 with an examination of the bannings from baseball of “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and Pete Rose.
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X Games Aspen 2020 returns to Buttermilk mountain with returning sponsors Monster Energy, Great Clips, Pacifico® Beer, The Real Cost (FDA), the Jeep® brand and Wendy’s. GEICO will once again serve as the official music stage sponsor.
UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cowboy streams exclusively on ESPN+ PPV on Sat., Jan. 18, at 10 p.m. ET from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, marking the one-year anniversary of UFC on ESPN+ and ESPN. UFC’s first card of the year features its biggest star, two-division champion Conor McGregor (21-4), making his long-awaited and highly-anticipated return to the Octagon in a marquee welterweight main event against UFC’s all-time leader in wins and finishes, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (36-13,NC). In the co-main event, former champion and current No. 3-ranked bantamweight Holly Holm (12-5) will face No. 5-ranked Raquel Pennington (10-7) in a rematch of Holm’s 2015 UFC debut.
ESPN networks will air live coverage of all four rounds of the Latin America Amateur Championship beginning Thursday, Jan. 16.
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