May 26, 2015
X Games Austin 2015: 20 Live Hours on ESPN and ABC
Additional 6.5 Hours of Live Competition Exclusively on ESPN3;
Metallica to Stream Live on ESPN3 and XGames.com
X Games Austin 2015 will receive extensive coverage with content distributed across multiple television and digital platforms June 4-7, as the biggest names in action sports vie for X Games Gold Medals and prize money. ESPN and ABC will televise a combined 20 hours of live competition with an additional 6.5 hours of live action exclusively on ESPN3 and supported across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com, the X Games Austin app, and through official X Games social platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Snapchat. Following X Games Austin, ABC will deliver four hours of anthology programming on Sunday, June 14.
By enhancing and adding dimension to the X Games viewing experience, 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 accessible via WatchESPN and WatchABC 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 and syndicated in more than 215 countries and territories to more than 439 million homes worldwide, including international telecasts in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Caribbean, Mexico, New Zealand, Central America and South America. X Games Austin will also be syndicated in Africa, Asia, Europe, Mexico, Israel and Middle East.
The X Games Austin 2015 telecast officially kicks off on ESPN, Thursday, June 4, with the debut of Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) at 8:30 p.m. ET and the Moto X Step Up Final in front of the Texas Capitol in downtown Austin at 9 p.m. The four-day event will conclude on Sunday, June 7, with Off-Road Truck Racing, Monster Energy Men’s Skateboard Street, Moto X Best Whip and the newly-added competition of Toyota Moto X QuarterPipe, beginning at 2 p.m. on ABC.
This year’s telecast team will include returning talent: Tony Hawk, Brandon Graham, Tes Sewell, Kevin Robinson, Alyssa Roenigk, Jimmy Coleman, Toby Moody, Cameron Steele and Nicole Briscoe. Also, new to the roster this year are Scottie Deubler, Tommy Kendall and Cristy Lee.
X Games Austin 2015 telecast schedule is as follows:
|Thursday, June 4
8:30 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
|ESPN||Harley-Davidson Flat-Track Racing Round One/ LCQ/Final
Moto X Step Up Final (Downtown)
|Friday, June 5|
|12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.||ESPN3||BMX Vert Final|
|1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.||ESPN3||Skateboard Vert Final|
|3 p.m. – 5 p.m.||ESPN3||Toyota BMX Park Round One/Final|
|7 p.m. – 11 p.m.||ESPN||Moto X Enduro X Men’s & Women’s Round
America’s Navy Skateboard Big Air Round One/Final
|Saturday, June 6|
|12 p.m. – 2 p.m.||ESPN||Toyota Skateboard Park Round One & Final|
|2 p.m. – 6 p.m.||ABC||Rally Car Racing Presented by Bud Light Round One/LCQ/Final
BMX Dirt Round One & Final
Women’s Skateboard Street Round One/Final
|8 p.m. – 11 p.m.||ESPN||Moto X Speed & Style Qtrs/Semis/Final
GoPro BMX Big Air Final
|11:30 p.m. – 1 a.m.||ESPN3||X Games Music Performance: Metallica|
|Sunday, June 7|
|12 p.m. – 2 p.m.||ESPN||Skateboard/BMX Big Air Doubles Final|
|2 p.m. – 6 p.m.||ABC||Off-Road Truck Racing Round One/LCQ/Final
Monster Energy Men’s Skateboard Street Round One/Final
Moto X Best Whip Final
Toyota Moto X QuarterPipe Final
|Sunday, June 14|
|1 p.m. – 5 p.m.||ABC||X Games Austin 2015 Anthology|
*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.
Live Music Webcast – X Games Austin will stream the live performance of Metallica – one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, on ESPN3 and XGames.com, taking place on Saturday, June 6, on the Super Stage at Circuit of The Americas. Metallica’s show will mark their 10th performance in Austin, Texas, and their first in the city in six years.
X Games Extra presented by Skype is a nightly digital show hosted on XGames.com immediately following the ESPN primetime broadcast. X Games Extra is an interactive opportunity for fans to engage with gold medal winners, X Games talent and industry influencers. The show will be hosted by professional snowboarder and action sports personality Jack Mitrani.
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. This free app is a must-have for X Games fans attending X Games Austin this year!
ESPN3 – 6.5 hours of additional X Games Austin 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 online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku.
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 2015. Make sure to tag your photos using @XGames on the official Instagram page at http://Instagram.com/xgames.
YouTube – Watch all X Games Austin 2015 medal-winning runs and event highlights. Catch the biggest tricks that happen at X Games by visiting the official X Games YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/xgames.
Snapchat: Take a look behind the scenes at the sports, music and gaming at X Games Austin 2015. Follow ‘xgames’ on Snapchat to enjoy all the action.
For more information on X Games Austin, go to www.xgames.com.
Crystal Yang, ESPN Communications 213-405-4401, firstname.lastname@example.org
Danny Chi, ESPN Communications 213-405-4400; email@example.com