Today, the WNBA has announced that they will be extending their availability for games within networks. This will give sport fans a better opportunity to tune into WNBA games during the season.
Not only will games be available on ESPN and the WNBA app but they will also be available on major networks such as CBS Television Network and CBS Sports Network, NBA TV, Amazon Prime Video, and Facebook Watch.
The television and streaming schedule for the league’s 26th season includes a combined 123 games across CBS Television Network & CBS Sports Network (40 games), NBA TV (46) Prime Video (17) and Facebook Watch (20). Along with the 25 national broadcasts games across ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 announced earlier this month, a total of 147 games will be broadcast and streamed live from opening day through the conclusion of the regular season on Sunday, Aug. 14. (WNBA.com)
When asked about the expansion WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert stated …
“Our continued goal is to deliver as many WNBA games and as much content to our passionate fans and supporters across platforms that best match the evolution of content consumption,”
She went on saying ““Providing significant opportunities to view WNBA games across traditional as well as streaming platforms drives additional coverage to our growing fan base. From tip-off weekend in May through our expanded postseason in August and September, our broadcast and streaming partners are continuing to offer an enormous national platform for WNBA players and fans. And we’re not done; we will continue to look for innovative and creative ways to shape the future landscape of media consumption and the WNBA fan experience.”
This broadcast expansion now gives those who were unfortunate to not watch WNBA games the opportunity to watch stars such as Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird, Candace Parker, Courtney Vandersloot, Tea Cooper and many more showcase their talents and allows the WNBA to gain better viewership within games.
CBS Sports who’s now returning for its fourth year of WNBA coverage is featuring the clash on Saturday, May 7 @ 8pm ET when the Dallas Wings, led by 2021 AT&T WNBA All Star Game MVP & 2020 WNBA scoring leader Arike Ogunbowale, host the Atlanta Dream. Along with the clash of East Coast rivals meeting on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 19 @ 2pm ET between the Washington Mystics, and the Connecticut Sun with reigning Kia WNBA MVP Jonquel Jones, 2021 All-Stars DeWanna Bonner and Brionna Jones.
Within their 20th years of coverage, NBA TV will feature the league’s tip off game on Friday May 6 with the opening night doubleheader starting with Candace Parker, a two-time Kia WNBA MVP, Kahleah Copper, the reigning WNBA Finals MVP and the defending champions Chicago Sky hosting the Los Angeles Sparks, will be coming with newly acquired star player two-time All-WNBA Team selection Liz Cambage, along with 2016 Kia WNBA MVP Nneka Ogwumike @ 8pm ET.
The second game of NBA TV’s 46-game schedule features the Las Vegas Aces, under the direction of new head coach Becky Hammon and led by 2020 Kia WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson, visiting the Phoenix Mercury (10 p.m. ET), whose lineup includes WNBA all-time leading scorer Diana Taurasi and free-agent signee and 2021 WNBA scoring champion Tina Charles. (WNBA.com)
A redesigned WNBA League Pass also is on tap for launch this season, offering over 130 games.
The 2022 regular season features a record-high 36 games per team, providing fans greater opportunities to see the best players in the world compete at the highest level.
This upcoming season will be one that fans will remembered for sure, you do not want to miss out on this season. For more details, click the link below to find the 2022 schedule for the season.
The schedule for the 2022 season can be found on right here.