April 22, 2019

WNBA and CBS Sports Agree To Multi-Year Television Partnership


The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and CBS Sports announced today a multi-year partnership in which CBS Sports Network will televise live WNBA games beginning with the upcoming 2019 season.

CBS Sports Network will feature national coverage of 40 live WNBA games in primetime and on weekends, beginning on Saturday, May 25 (8:00 PM, ET), when the Minnesota Lynx host the Chicago Sky.

Record 11-time All-Star Sue Bird and the defending WNBA Champion Seattle Storm make six appearances on CBS Sports Network this season, including a WNBA Finals rematch against former league MVP Elena Delle Donne and the Washington Mystics on Friday, June 14.

“Through our partnership with CBS Sports Network, the WNBA is joining an elite lineup of premium sports programming,” said NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. “We thank CBS Sports for making such a meaningful commitment to women’s basketball and for providing another platform to showcase the world-class athletes of the WNBA.”


“We are truly excited to partner with the WNBA, bringing the country’s premier women’s sports league to CBS Sports Network. This partnership is one of the biggest and most impactful women’s sports programming arrangements ever at CBS Sports, offering national exposure of 40 games per year,” said Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports. “This agreement provides great live content throughout the summer in primetime and on weekends, and aligns two great brands in the WNBA and CBS Sports. We look forward to working with the WNBA for many years to come.”

The 2019 WNBA season, entering its 23rd season, tips off Friday, May 24, and features 12 teams vying for a championship, including the Atlanta Dream, Chicago Sky, Connecticut Sun, Dallas Wings, Indiana Fever, Las Vegas Aces, Los Angeles Sparks, Minnesota Lynx, New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury, Seattle Storm and Washington Mystics.

2019 CBS SPORTS NETWORK WNBA SCHEDULE
(ALL TIMES EASTERN)

Saturday, May 25
Tuesday, May 28
Minnesota at Chicago
Indiana at Connecticut
8:00 PM
7:00 PM
Wednesday, May 29Seattle at Minnesota8:00 PM
Friday, May 31Seattle at Atlanta7:30 PM
Wednesday, June 5Chicago at Washington7:00 PM
Thursday, June 6Las Vegas at Atlanta7:00 PM
Friday, June 7Dallas at Indiana7:00 PM
Tuesday, June 11Washington at Connecticut7:00 PM
Thursday, June 13Indiana at Dallas8:00 PM
Friday, June 14Seattle at Washington7:00 PM
Los Angeles at Phoenix10:00 PM
Tuesday, June 18Washington at Los Angeles10:30 PM
Thursday, June 20Phoenix at Dallas8:00 PM
Washington at Las Vegas10:00 PM
Friday, June 21Los Angeles at Seattle10:30 PM
Tuesday, June 25Minnesota at Indiana7:00 PM
Thursday, June 27Las Vegas at Los Angeles10:30 PM
Friday, June 28Indiana at Phoenix10:00 PM
Saturday, June 29Indiana at Las Vegas10:30 PM
Tuesday, July 2Atlanta at Minnesota8:00 PM
Friday, July 5Indiana at Dallas8:00 PM
New York at Phoenix10:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10Minnesota at Chicago9:00 PM
Friday, July 12Dallas at Seattle10:00 PM
Saturday, July 13Las Vegas at Washington7:00 PM
Friday, July 19Washington at Indiana7:00 PM
Wednesday, July 31Atlanta at Indiana7:00 PM
Thursday, Aug. 1Phoenix at Connecticut7:00 PM
Thursday, Aug. 8Indiana at Washington7:00 PM
Friday, Aug. 9Connecticut at Minnesota8:00 PM
Chicago at Las Vegas10:30 PM
Saturday, Aug. 10Atlanta at Indiana3:00 PM
Wednesday, Aug. 14Connecticut at Phoenix10:00 PM
Friday, Aug. 16Los Angeles at Chicago8:00 PM
Atlanta at. Phoenix10:00 PM
Thursday, Aug. 22Indiana at Los Angeles10:30 PM
Friday, Aug. 23Las Vegas at Connecticut7:30 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 4Dallas at Connecticut7:00 PM
Thursday, Sept. 5Las Vegas at Atlanta7:30 PM
Seattle at Los Angeles10:00 PM


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