The WNBA scored a big media deal that will see CBS Sports televise live WNBA games beginning with the upcoming 2019 season in a multi-year agreement. CBS Sports Network will now feature national coverage of 40 live WNBA games in primetime and on weekends, beginning May 25 at 8p with the Sky/Lynx. Defending WNBA Champion Seattle Storm make six appearances on CBS Sports Network this season.
“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.”