ESPN 3D Expands Beyond U.S. Borders, Hits Australian Homes with X Games 16

For the first time, ESPN 3D will telecast outside the United States. ESPN 3D, in conjunction with FOXTEL and AUSTAR in Australia, will provide fans with eight hours of coverage from X Games 16 in Los Angeles. Australian viewers can tune in for 3D action on Friday, July 30 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. AEST and Sunday, Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. AEST on channel 206 on FOXTEL and AUSTAR.

ESPN 3D’s telecast of X Games 16 in Australia will be available to all FOXTEL iQ2 and AUSTAR MyStar HD subscribers with a 3D ready television.

”Extending ESPN 3D to Australia reinforces our commitment to provide fans worldwide the best quality sports programming,” says Michael Morrison, VP, ESPN International Asia Pacific. “3D television has taken off in the United States and around the world and this provides ESPN 3D an outstanding opportunity to work with FOXTEL and AUSTAR in Australia to bring this exciting trial programming to Australian sports fans.”

FOXTEL’s Director of Sport Pete Campbell says “FOXTEL was the first to bring Australians 3D television and we’re thrilled to partner with ESPN for another ground-breaking sport experience.”

AUSTAR’s Deanne Weir, Group Director of Corporate Development & Legal Affairs, says, ” Following our groundbreaking 3D broadcast earlier this year, we’re pleased that regional Australians will benefit once again from the fantastic coverage of the X Games on ESPN 3D.”

For an in-depth look at ESPN 3D’s X Games 16 coverage, click here.