X Games

ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC’s Coverage of the X Games

ESPN, ESPN2, and ABC Sports will combine to provide 21 hours of coverage to the 2012 X Games.

Sal Masekela will host all 21 hours of the X Games on television, beginning June 28th and running through July 1st.  ESPN analyst and pro snowboarder, Keir Dillon, and ESPN the Magazine’s senior writer, Alyssa Roenigk, will host X Center nightly in HD on ESPN2, and ESPN 3D will telecast all 21 hours of X Games Los Angeles live.

Tony Hawk, Jeremy McGrath, Dennis McCoy, and Kevin Robinson return to the telecast this year as analysts for the Skateboard, Moto X and BMX Freestyle competitions, respectively.

“The X Games brand has grown over the years and has become relevant to a wide audience across the globe and especially to youth,” said Scott Guglielmino, senior vice president programming and X Games in a press release.  “As always, our mission is to serve the fan whenever and whenever they want to consume X Games content.  So we’re making live X Games content available across multiple platforms and devices. We want to share the X Games experience with fans around the world and on whatever device they have with them.”

ESPN Taking X Games Global

ESPN announced today that beginning in 2013 X Games competitions will expand into Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil; Munich, Germany and Barcelona, Spain, making the event more global in nature.  The X Games are currently being competed in Aspen, CO, Los Angeles, and Tignes, France.

The three communities were part of a bidding process to expand the games.  Each will be working with the X Games organizers on a program for the next three years.

“ESPN has been committed to the X Games franchise for nearly two decades and is incredibly excited for the future and this new endeavor,” said John Skipper, president, ESPN and Co-Chair, Disney Media Networks in a press rlease. “We are bringing significant focus to this expansion because we believe in the universal appeal of these sports and competitors and want to share the X Games experience with fans around the world.”

Here is the tentative X Games 2013 schedule:

Aspen, Colo., USA:                   January 24-27
Tignes, France:                         March 20-22
Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil:                April 18-21
Barcelona, Spain:                      May 9-12
Munich, Germany:                     June 27-30
Los Angeles, Calif., USA:          August 1-4