ESPN HD Goes Big With Winter X Games 12And X Games 14 ESPN and ABC Combine to Televise 15 Hours of Live Event Coverage For TheFirst Time Ever In High Definition ESPN HD and ABC HD will continue to expand their programming line-ups byoffering all 15 hours of Winter X Games 12 in high-definition, January24 through January 27, 2008 live from Aspen, Colorado. X Games 14 willalso be presented entirely in HD and will air in early August, 2008.XCENTER, the daily highlight show for both the X Games and Winter XGames, will also be shown in HD on ESPN2 HD. The annual Winter X Games is the premier winter action sports eventfeaturing more than 250 of the world's best athletes competing formedals and prize money in Skiing, Snowboard and Snowmobile competitions. "Offering Winter X Games 12 in high definition raises the bar and allowsus to further enhance the experience for our viewers and all actionsports fans," said Rick Alessandri, senior vice president, ESPN consumerproducts and X Games managing director. "Winter X Games 12 is the firstever multi-sport winter action sports event to be presented in HD. Thismove and our collaboration with Olevia as the HD sponsor of Winter XGames 12 further demonstrates why ESPN is the leader in HDTV." Buttermilk Mountain at Aspen/Snowmass will continue to host the Winter XGames through 2010. The event includes day and evening competitions andis free to the public. WINTER X GAMES 12 BROADCAST SCHEDULE BY DAY - All times listed below areEastern Time (ET) Thursday, January 24, 20089:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. ESPN HD Snowmobile Speed & StyleFinal Skiing SuperPipe Men's Final Friday, January 25, 200810:30 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. ESPN HD Snowmobile SnoCrossRound 1 Snowboard SuperPipeWomen's Final Skiing Big Air Final Saturday, January 26, 2008 2:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ABC HD Snowboarder X Men's &Women's Finals Snowboard SlopestyleMen's & Women's Final Snowmobile SnoCross Round 2 8:15 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. ESPN HD SnowboardSuperPipe Men's Elimination SnowmobileSnoCross Final Snowboard Big Air Final Sunday, January 27, 20081:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ESPN HD Skier X Men's & Women'sFinals SnowmobileFreestyle Elimination SkiingSlopestyle Elimination & Final Mono Skier XFinal 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. ESPN HD Snowmobile FreestyleFinal SnowboardSuperPipe Men's Final This schedule is subject to change. Please visit http://www.espneventmedia.comfor the most updated schedule. About ESPN's X Games FranchiseESPN first developed its X Games franchise in 1995. As part of ESPNContent Development, the X Games, Winter X Games and All Access are justsome of the original action sports programming currently shown on ESPNand ESPN2. In addition to the two U.S.-based events, ESPN has held XGames competitions and demonstration events around the world, includingDubai, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, Korea, Malaysia, China and Spain. Theglobal franchise has also expanded its reach to, the definitivesite for action sports fans, and to consumer products such as X Gamesbikes, protective gear, skateboards and DVDs. ESPN HD and ESPN2 HDIn 2007, ESPN HD and ESPN2 HD will deliver more than 10,000 hours inhigh definition including all of ESPN's NASCAR coverage, NBA telecasts,MLS telecasts, MLB telecasts, college football telecasts, National HotRod Association races and coverage of NFL Monday Night Football. 100percent of ESPN and ESPN2's Bristol-based studio programming originatesin high definition, including SportsCenter, NFL Countdown, NFL MondayNight Countdown, NFL Live, Monday Night Countdown, Baseball Tonight,Mike & Mike in the Morning and First Take. In addition to live sportsprogramming, ESPN HD and ESPN2 HD produce individual programs, moviesand series. ESPN will launch its third HD service on March 30, 2008,when ESPNEWS begins telecasting in high definition Currently, ESPN HD reaches about 15 million subscribers and is availableto more than 91 million homes and ESPN2 HD reaches approximately 10million subscribers and is available to more than 76 million homes. - 30 - For Winter X Games media information, including press releases, logosand additional images from past events, log onto