May 11, 2023
WNBA releases 2023 full national broadcast schedule
A historic-high 205 live games across the 2023 regular season
With the 2023 regular season set to tip off on Friday, May 19, the WNBA announced its broadcast and streaming schedule that includes a mix of national networks and streaming platforms like CBS Television Network/Paramount+ and CBS Sports Network, ION, NBA TV, Prime Video, Meta and Twitter.
A total of 205 live broadcasts will be offered from opening day through the conclusion of the regular season on Sunday, Sept. 10, and there will be 25 national broadcasts across ABC, ESPN and ESPN2.
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ION, which will host Friday night games, leads the pack with 44 games on its slate. NBA TV will show 43 games in its 21st season of league coverage, CBS Television Network/Paramount+ and CBS Sports Network will air 40 games; Prime Video will air 21; Meta will air 20 games; and Twitter will air 12. The 205 live broadcasts and streams is a league record.
WNBA fans can enjoy appointment viewing Thursdays on Prime Video, Fridays on ION and weekends on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and CBS Television Network. ESPN platforms also plan to broadcast every game of the WNBA Playoffs presented by Google as well as the WNBA Finals presented by Youtube TV, featuring up to 27 games.
“Providing our passionate, growing fan base with increased opportunities to view WNBA games and related content across traditional as well as streaming and social platforms continues to be a primary focus,” said WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert in a release.
“And we are doing just that from tip-off weekend in May through our postseason in October as our broadcast and streaming partners continue to offer an enormous national platform for WNBA players and fans. Following an offseason of unprecedented player movement, we are extremely pleased to announce the full 2023 broadcast and streaming schedule, and we’re not done yet as we will continue to look for innovative and creative ways to shape the WNBA fan experience and the landscape of media and content consumption.”
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All 12 teams are set to compete during the WNBA Tip-Off 2023 presented by CarMax including the defending champion Las Vegas Aces who will host the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday, May 21 on ABC. The Aces will face their 2022 WNBA Finals opponent, the Connecticut Sun, three times in the regular season. Two of them will be carried nationally (June 8 and July 1). AT&T WNBA All-Star 2023 is slated for July 15 at Michelob ULTRA Arena in Las Vegas and will be the first shown on ABC. The Starry WNBA Three-Point Contest and Kia WNBA Skills Challenge will air on ESPN the previous day.
The New York Liberty will be the most prominent team on the broadcast and streaming docket with 38 of their 40 regular-season games shown by the WNBA’s national partners. Las Vegas follows with 32 games.
View the current national television and streaming schedule here.