CBS Sports & The WNBA Ink a Multi-Year Deal – The Hype Magazine

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Published on April 22nd, 2019 | by Landon Buford

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CBS Sports & The WNBA Ink a Multi-Year Deal

 

NEW YORK,April 22, 2019 – 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 theMinnesota Lynxhost theChicago Sky.
Record 11-time All-Star Sue Bird and the defending WNBA Champion Seattle Stormmake six appearances on CBS Sports Network this season, including a WNBA Finals rematch against former league MVP Elena Delle Donne and theWashington Mystics onFriday, 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,” saidSean 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 23rdseason, tips offFriday, May 24, and features 12 teams vying for a championship, including theAtlanta Dream,Chicago Sky, Connecticut Sun,Dallas Wings, Indiana Fever,Las Vegas Aces,Los Angeles Sparks,Minnesota Lynx,New York Liberty,Phoenix Mercury, Seattle Storm andWashington 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 29
Seattle at Minnesota
8:00 PM
Friday, May 31
Seattle at Atlanta
7:30 PM
Wednesday, June 5
Chicago at Washington
7:00 PM
Thursday, June 6
Las Vegas at Atlanta
7:00 PM
Friday, June 7
Dallas at Indiana
7:00 PM
Tuesday, June 11
Washington at Connecticut
7:00 PM
Thursday, June 13
Indiana at Dallas
8:00 PM
Friday, June 14
Seattle at Washington
7:00 PM
Los Angeles at Phoenix
10:00 PM
Tuesday, June 18
Washington at Los Angeles
10:30 PM
Thursday, June 20
Phoenix at Dallas
8:00 PM
Washington at Las Vegas
10:00 PM
Friday, June 21
Los Angeles at Seattle
10:30 PM
Tuesday, June 25
Minnesota at Indiana
7:00 PM
Thursday, June 27
Las Vegas at Los Angeles
10:30 PM
Friday, June 28
Indiana at Phoenix
10:00 PM
Saturday, June 29
Indiana at Las Vegas
10:30 PM
Tuesday, July 2
Atlanta at Minnesota
8:00 PM
Friday, July 5
Indiana at Dallas
8:00 PM
New York at Phoenix
10:00 PM
Wednesday, July 10
Minnesota at Chicago
9:00 PM
Friday, July 12
Dallas at Seattle
10:00 PM
Saturday, July 13
Las Vegas at Washington
7:00 PM
Friday, July 19
Washington at Indiana
7:00 PM
Wednesday, July 31
Atlanta at Indiana
7:00 PM
Thursday, Aug. 1
Phoenix at Connecticut
7:00 PM
Thursday, Aug. 8
Indiana at Washington
7:00 PM
Friday, Aug. 9
Connecticut at Minnesota
8:00 PM
Chicago at Las Vegas
10:30 PM
Saturday, Aug. 10
Atlanta at Indiana
3:00 PM
Wednesday, Aug. 14
Connecticut at Phoenix
10:00 PM
Friday, Aug. 16
Los Angeles at Chicago
8:00 PM
Atlanta at. Phoenix
10:00 PM
Thursday, Aug. 22
Indiana at Los Angeles
10:30 PM
Friday, Aug. 23
Las Vegas at Connecticut
7:30 PM
Wednesday, Sept. 4
Dallas at Connecticut
7:00 PM
Thursday, Sept. 5
Las Vegas at Atlanta
7:30 PM
Seattle at Los Angeles
10:00 PM
About CBS Sports Network
CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, is widely available through all major cable, satellite and telco distributors as well as via OTT streaming service providers YouTube TV, fuboTV, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV and Hulu. Additionally, a live CBS Sports Network stream is available throughCBSSports.comand the CBS Sports App by authenticating with select providers. For more information, including a full programming schedule, go towww.cbssportsnetwork.com
About the WNBA
The WNBA – which features 12 teams and is the most successful women’s professional team sports league in the world – is a unique global sports property combining competition, sportsmanship, and entertainment value with its status as an icon for social change, achievement, and diversity. 
Through WNBA Cares, the WNBA is deeply committed to creating programs that improve the quality of life for all people, with a special emphasis on programs that promote a healthy lifestyle and positive body image, increase breast and women’s health awareness, support youth and family development, and focus on education.  For more information about the WNBA, visit www.WNBA.com.

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