Continuing its commitment to offer the greatest variety of sports programming to Latino sports fans, ESPN Deportes will provide LIVE coverage of X Games 11, the premier action sports competition, August 4 – 7 from Los Angeles, California. The X Games will also feature an official ESPN Deportes Day on Friday, August 5.The X Games is the definitive annual action sports competition featuring more than 150 of the world’s best athletes competing in: BMX Freestyle, Moto X, Skateboard, Surfing and Wakeboard. X Games Los Angeles-based venues include STAPLES Center, The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. and Long Beach Marine Stadium. The Surfing (Puerto Escondido, Mexico) and Wakeboard (Long Beach venue) competitions will be free to the public. All competitions at STAPLES Center and The Home Depot Center are ticketed events, which can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com.X Games Programming on ESPN DeportesFor the first time in X Games history, the event will air fully LIVE on ESPN Deportes. X Games 11 will feature 14 hours of original programming from August 4-7, with consistent programming windows Thursday and Friday at 9 p.m. ET. On Saturday, coverage begins at 1 p.m. ET., featuring telecast of the surfing competition from Puerto Escondido, Mexico and continues at 9 p.m. ET, with telecast of BMX Freestyle Dirt Finals and Moto X Freestyle Finals Part 2 (full telecast schedule is below.) For the second consecutive year George X will return to anchor X Games telecasts on ESPN Deportes. He will be joined by Carolina Guillen, ESPN Latin America SportsCenter anchor.ESPN Deportes will utilize various production elements to differentiate its telecast from ESPN’s English-language telecast. Some examples follow.Production team: An exciting team of eight announcers have been assembled for the telecast and to document behind-the-scenes. In total, ESPN Deportes will utilize 14 supplementary cameras, two studios and over 90 production and technical staff.Unique Features: 10 unique features produced specifically for the Hispanic audience, featuring Latin athletes.Book X: A special Spanish-language version of the new animation package Book X will be utilized for Spanish-language graphics.List of Festivities on ESPN Deportes Day – Friday, August 5ESPN Deportes Day at X Games 11 will feature participation from two of the most popular Latino personalities – Reggeaton super star Tego Calderon and popular radio personality Renan “El Cucuy” Almendarez Coello. The first 5,000 people who bring their cable bills to the Home Depot Center or STAPLES Center box office and can prove their subscription to ESPN Deportes will receive up to six free tickets to X Fest for Friday, August 5 (subject to availability). X Fest tickets can be purchased separately for just $5; however admission to X Fest is included with all indoor STAPLES Center and Home Depot Center arena tickets purchased. All ticket information for X Games and X Fest events can be found at www.ticketmaster.com.Staples CenterTego Calderon – (11 am, STAPLES Center) – Live performance by Reggeaton super star Tego Calderon, recognized as the forbearer of reggaeton, a culturally rich music genre sweeping the musical landscape. Tego’s first record, titled “El Abayarde” broke reggaeton sales record, selling 50,000 copies in one day. He has collaborated with some of the most gifted contemporary musicians across all musical genres including 50 Cent, Wyclef Jean, Roselyn Snchez, Cypress Hill, Too Rosario and el Grupo Aventura, among others, to cement his grasp on the international music scene. This performance is included with a STAPLES Center X Fest ticket ($5).Renan “El Cucuy” Almendarez Coello – Host of “El Cucuy de la Maana”, Los Angeles’ # 1 radio morning show, will be onsite signing autographs at the ESPN Deportes booth.ESPN Deportes Style Saturn Vue – An ESPN Deportes branded Saturn Vue car painted by Noah, one of the most celebrated artists to hail from Southern California, will be on displayed at Staples Center. Highlights of Noah’s work include painting a Honda S2000 featured in the movie The Fast and the Furious. He also created a portrait of Shanna and Travis Barker which appears on MTV’s show Meet the Barkers. In addition, he was recently named the first featured California artist for Disney’s 50th anniversary celebrations.Home Depot CenterKids Day
X Games and ESPN Deportes will host a group of Latino children from various not-for-profit organizations from Los Angeles. Each group will be provided free tickets to X Fest, t-shirts, and stickers. In addition, the kids will meet and greet Tego Calderon and ESPN Deportes personalities.Additional musical performance line up:2MEX & friends 2 p.m.
Indie Rap Heavyweight 2MEX (born Alex Ocana Jr.) hailing from Los Angeles, is bred from the world famous Good-Life Caf and is a member of the Visionaries. This lyrical MC for the masses represents a new breed of rap star. Lyricism at the highest level teamed with beats and production that combines punk rock, hip-hop and electronica to form his sound. Part of the new hip hop underground of the mid to later 1990′s and influencing a whole new generation of artists from Definitive Jux to Atmosphere. In 2002, URB Magazine rated 2MEX as one of the top 10 in music. In 2004, he released the critically acclaimed self titled 2MEX album.Wylde Bunch 2:30 p.m.
The Wylde Bunch has a lot of excitement planned for the balance of 2005. In the wake of the 13-piece band’s success of their 2004 debut LP Wylde Tymes At Washington High, the WB is back with a fun, energetic and highly contagious new EP In The Meantyme…The EP. The Meantyme project features a few characteristics of the Wylde Tymes album, great songs and super-sized hooks. The first single and video “Dumb!” is a catchy rock/hip-hop shot of adrenaline perfect for college and indie radio. The EP releases August 23 along with The Wylde Bunch’s live concert DVD Plugged, tour, and the launch of their online store. The WB will also begin touring in August.Patodos 3:30 p.m.
Patodos is the Los Angeles-based supergroup of rock en Espaol and Latin hip-hop, featuring Pato, the former lead singer of Control Machete, as well as members of groups Tijuana No! and Brujeria. Their show ranges between the power of their previous groups as well as the power of Mano Negra and the spirituality of Bob Marley and El Gran Silencio. A self-released EP and West Coast tour will follow this winter.