The ESPN Winter X Games is the leading annual winter event for extreme snow sports riders. The games take place annually in Aspen, Colorado, with all of the world’s elite taking part in the Superpipe, Big Air and Knuckle Huck.
As the 24th edition of the competition is about to get underway, fans of the Winter X Games want to know which events will be broadcast on Australian TV, what time they start, and how to stream the action live? Use this guide to stay up to date with all of these details and more.
Winter X Games 2020 TV Preview
The Winter X Games has been the pinnacle of extreme winter sports since 1997, and has helped some of its more eye catching snowboard and skiing events reach winter Olympic status. There will be 17 events in total taking place this year across four days for both male and female competitors, with gold, silver and bronze medals up for grabs.
This year will see the introduction of the Snowboard Superpipe Best Trick and Snowboard Rail Jam events after the successful introduction of the Snowboard Knuckle Huck in 2019. The good news is that no other events have been dropped in their place, so fan favourites such as Snowboard Big Air, Ski Slopestyle and the original Snowboard Superpipe remain firmly on the Winter X Games roster.
X Games organisers invite only the best athletes from their chosen categories to take part in the event, and this year’s line-up is truly world class with the likes of Australian halfpipe wizard Scotty James, Nez Zealand’s big air queen Zoi Sadowski-Synnott and rising US star Judd Henkes all in with a shout for gold medals at the 2020 event.
The Winter X Games on Aussie TV
Kayo Sports will be your home of Winter X Games 2020, showing all the best events live and in high definition, along with other X Games competitions throughout the year. Kayo offers live streaming options on a variety of devices and browsers, with more apps and platforms soon to be added.
Kayo Sports also offers an array of great features which will make your Winter X Games viewing experience even better. Every shot will be displayed in High Definition, giving you greater clarity as you watch the best in the world go about their business, while the SplitView feature enables you to watch up to four different things simultaneously on the same screen.
Kayo also has a No Spoilers option, which allows fans to hide all the scores so you won’t know the results before you’ve watched. It’s a very handy feature if you’re skipping around to other sport in progress during tournament play, and don’t want to know the outcomes before you’ve had a chance to watch an important event On Demand.
|Friday, 24 January||LIVE: Superpipe Snowboard, Ski Knuckle Huck, Snowboard Big Air||2.00pm – 4.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Saturday, 25 January||LIVE: Ski Big Air, Superpipe Session||8.30pm – 10.30pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday, 26 January||LIVE: Slopestyle, Snow Superpipe||5.00am – 10.00am||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Sunday, 26 January||LIVE: Big Air Final, Snow Superpipe Final||3.00pm – 4.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
|Monday, 27 January||LIVE: Best Trick, Knuckle Huck Final, Ski Superpipe Final||3.00pm – 4.00pm||Foxtel / Kayo|
All events shown as Sydney time, adjust for regional differences. Due to broadcasting agreement, there is no Winter X Games free to air provider in Australia, as it is exclusively available on ESPN via Foxtel and Kayo Sports.
Stream the X Games Live and Free
This year’s Winter X Games will not be available on Free to Air TV in Australia, with Foxtel acquiring exclusive rights via their ESPN channel along with the option to watch the action live online with compatible internet connected devices using Foxtel Now.
Alternatively, the Kayo streaming service, thanks to their broadcasting arrangement with the Fox Sports channel, will have live coverage of the Winter X Games courtesy of ESPN of Australia. This includes both the Summer and Winter X Games. So if you’re a resident of Australia, you may wish to check out the Kayo Sports 14 day free trial which offers the exact same channels and coverage as Foxtel.
With Kayo you can stream the 2020 Winter X Games LIVE from January 24th using eligible mobile devices, including – select PC and Macs, iOS and Android phones and tablets, Apple and Telstra TV, the Google Chromecast, as well as Safari, Firefox, Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers. Their No Spoilers feature allows you to hide all the scores so you won’t see the results before you had a chance to watch.
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