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ESPN Platforms to Broadcast More than 29 Hours of X Games Foz do Iguaçu Content

Press Release
April 16, 2013 – A wide offering of X Games Foz do Iguaçu 2013 content totaling 29 hours will be simultaneously distributed across multiple broadcast and digital platforms April 18-21 live from Parque Infraero and Parque Nacional do Iguaçu in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. X Games content will be available via television, smartphones, tablets and online through digital and social network platforms. 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 an interactive social conversation with ESPN, athletes and other viewers.

Television
ESPN will offer 23 hours of X Games Foz do Iguaçu 2013 original programming on ESPN and ESPN2 in the U.S. Over four days, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 will combine to present 29.5 hours of content from Brazil. ESPN will also air a two-hour anthology show on ABC on Sunday, April 27, and WatchESPN will stream all of the coverage in the U.S.
Ramona Bruland will host the X Games action on ESPN and ESPN2. With more than 10 years of experience in the television industry and two Heartland Emmy nominations, Ramona has been seen on TV screens across Australia, Europe and the USA covering action sports, lifestyle, arts and culture, luxury and travel on multiple networks.

A prominent collection of action sports legends will join Bruland on the air. The full ESPN telecast team is listed here:

  • Tony Hawk – Skateboard Analyst
  • Corbin Harris – Skateboard Vert, Park, Street Play-by-Play
  • Brandon Graham – Skateboard Street Play-by-Play
  • Dennis McCoy – BMX Analyst
  • Jim Coleman – BMX Play-by-Play
  • Cameron Steele – Moto X Analyst
  • Tes Sewell – Moto X Play-by-Play
  • Jen Horsey – RallyCross Analyst
  • Toby Moody – RallyCross & Enduro X Play-by-Play
  • Alyssa Roenigk – Reporter
  • Jordan Whitley – Reporter

*For the full telecast schedule please check your local listings, or visit www.xgames.com for fans and www.espnmediazone.com for media members.

International
In addition to all of the content on ESPN’s U.S.-based media platforms,  X Games Foz do Iguaçu will be televised in 184 countries and territories to more than 430 million homes, including Africa, Brazil, Canada, Central America, Europe, Middle East and South America. All 23 hours of the event will also be simulcast on ESPN’s international broadband platforms to 40 countries across Australia, Europe and Latin America.
ESPN Brazil will broadcast 27 hours of live coverage on ESPN, ESPN Brazil and ESPN+. For additional coverage in Brazil, ESPN has partnered with RedeTV! The network will broadcast 10 hours of live coverage from X Games Foz do Iguaçu. RedeTV! will also broadcast up to 20 hours of programs, highlights and packages from the other five events.

Digital

XGames.com/realsurf – Eight of the worlds-best surfers, including Kelly Slater (11 ASP World titles) and Gabriel Medina (2013 ASP World title), submitted 90-second videos with a maximum of eight tricks to be judged by a committee of well-respected surf industry professionals.  A first place prize of $50,000 will be awarded to the winner, as well as gold, silver and bronze medals for the top three finishers. Fans will also have a chance to view and vote on their favorite video in a tournament-style bracket with the fan favorite winning $10,000. Visit XGames.com/realsurf to view videos and vote for your favorite athlete.

XGames.com – The newly-redesigned XGames.com will provide comprehensive onsite coverage from Foz do Iguaçu including an all new, enhanced second screen experience. With live results, near-real-time “leader board” video of competition runs, game-cast elements like TrickTrack (which graphically captures trick data in real time) and Hypemeter (a worldwide applause meter that measures, scores and displays the collective excitement around X Games at any time). XGames.com is the most interactive second screen web experience X Games has seen to date. Additionally, the new site will feature geo-targeted translations in several languages (including Portuguese), personalized and “Pop-Up”-style video (around daily and event highlights, medal runs and features), plus Scene, the all-new lifestyle section of XGames.com, covering music and cultural elements happening on the ground in Foz do Iguaçu.

Live Music Webcasts – X Games MUSIC Presents will feature a variety of onsite concerts throughout X Games Foz do Iguaçu, featuring five live webcasts from the X Fest stage in Parque Infraero.  On Friday, Detonautas (6 – 7 p.m.) and CPM22 (11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.) will kick off the weekend of music. Peter Goetz featuring Arthur Maia (1:30 – 2:30 p.m.), Bonde Do Role (5:30 – 6:30 p.m.) and Porter Robinson (11:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.) will also be performing on Saturday.  The live music webcast will be distributed on XGames.com, the X Games Facebook page and the X Games Livestream channel.

The new and improved X Games app – The app, which is compatible with iPhone, iPad and Android, puts the world’s premier action sports event right at your fingertips, making it easier than ever to watch highlights, view schedules, track scores and keep up with the top names and hottest news coming out of Foz do Iguaçu. Use the app while watching the TV broadcast to take full advantage of TrickTrack, then fire up the interactive HypeMeter and virtually “cheer” for your favorite moments using your device and quick hands. With streaming music content and deep links to every live competition on WatchESPN, this free app is a must-have for X Games fans everywhere.

Facebook – X Games on Facebook will feature exclusive video, photo galleries, X Games Foz do Iguaçu Moment of the Day and behind-the-scenes content posted daily along with telecast and event information. The X Games Facebook page currently has more than 4.1 million fans.  Fans can join X Games on Facebook at Facebook.com/XGames and for all updates in Portuguese Facebook.com/XGamesBrasil

Twitter – ESPN X Games’ Twitter feed will feature instant event updates, results and a behind-the-scenes look at X Games Foz do Iguaçu. Fans can join the conversation using #XGAMES or @XGames in your tweet and follow us on the official X Games Twitter page at Twitter.com/XGames and to follow in Portuguese at Twitter.com/XGamesBrasil

Google + — X Games on Google+ includes exclusive athlete Hangouts, video, photo galleries and behind the scenes look at X Games Foz do Iguaçu along with telecast and event information. For all info visit: Google.com/+xgames

Tumblr– Follow the X Games on the official X Games Tumblr blog. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the X Games from course builds to the athletes’ experience at X Games. Join us on the Road to X: Xgames.tumblr.com

ESPN3 – will carry 6.5 hours of live exclusive coverage from X Games Foz Do Iguacu, including the Street League Skateboarding Select Series, Skateboard Street Eliminations, Moto X Freestyle Jam and BMX Dirt events.  The live multi-screen sports network is accessible to more than 85 million households nationwide to fans who receive their Internet or video subscription from an affiliated provider.

WatchESPN – Fans will also be able to watch live coverage of every event on ESPN through their computers, smartphones, tablets or Xboxes.  WatchESPN delivers live access to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3 and ESPN Buzzer Beater/Goal Line on online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE for Gold members to fans who receive ESPN’s linear networks as part of their video subscription from Time Warner Cable, Bright House Networks, Verizon FiOS TV, Comcast Xfinity TV, Midcontinent Communications, Cablevision, Cox, Charter or AT&T U-verse.

ESPN Mobile TV – will provide 19 hours of live event coverage. Daily highlights will also be offered on Mobile & TV On Demand.

Tickets for X Games Foz do Iguaçu 2013 are available for purchase at www.Livepass.com.br/XGames.

Additional information on all X Games Foz do Iguaçu events will be forthcoming on www.xgames.com.br for fans or on http://www.espnmediazone.com/ for media only.