Created in 1986 by Paul J. Higgins, Athletes in Motion Sports Television is the "Mother Ship" to hundreds of programs produced for ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN International, ESPNU, CSTV, The Mountain Network, Fox, Speed, OLN (Versus), Oxygen, Regional Network Affiliates, and local cable. AIM started out as a fifteen minute sports highlight show viewed on local public access cable that concentrated on local high school and amateur sports in Orange County, California.
The show brought to the forefront high school, college, and action sports to the same arena. In 1994, Athletes in Motion began on ESPN2 producing events from skateboard contests to adventure racing in the Philippines. AIM TV was a main producer of X Games programming and Paul became the expert analyst for all skateboard and bike stunt events for the X Games. That launched the show and Paul Higgins into a main host, producer, and packager for hundreds of programs relating to "Action Sports." To this day, Paul continues his involvement with the X Games hosting the Asian X Games and producing "XBS Beyond Surf" each month on ESPN International.