WNBA Releases 2019 ESPN, ABC, CBS, and Twitter Broadcast Schedules

Throughout the 2019 season, ESPN Networks will air up to 36 games, including 16 regular-season contests, WNBA All-Star, and up to 19 postseason games. All ESPN telecasts will also stream live on the ESPN app.

The 2019 WNBA regular season will run from Friday, May 24 through Sunday, Sept. 8.

2019 WNBA ABC/ESPN/ESPN2 TELEVISION SCHEDULE*

May 25 (Saturday), 3:30 PM ET – Phoenix @ Seattle (ABC)
May 31 (Friday), 10 PM ET – Las Vegas @ Phoenix (ESPN2)
June 8 (Saturday), 3:30 PM ET – Los Angeles @ Minnesota (ABC)
June 16 (Sunday), 3:30 PM ET – Seattle @ Connecticut (ABC)
June 23 (Sunday), 1 PM ET – Washington @ Atlanta (ESPN)
June 29 (Saturday), 2 PM ET – Connecticut @ Washington (ESPN)
July 6 (Saturday), 2 PM ET – Minnesota @ Connecticut (ESPN2)
July 12 (Friday), 8 PM ET – Phoenix @ Connecticut (ESPN2)
July 23 (Tuesday), 10 PM ET – Seattle @ Las Vegas (ESPN2)
Aug. 1 (Thursday), 10 PM ET – Las Vegas @ Los Angeles (ESPN2)
Aug. 8 (Thursday), 10 PM ET – Phoenix @ Los Angeles (ESPN2)
Aug. 14 (Wednesday), 8 PM ET – Seattle @ Washington (ESPN2)
Aug. 22 (Thursday), 8 PM ET – Dallas @ Minnesota (ESPN2)
Aug. 27 (Tuesday), 7 PM ET – Los Angeles @ Washington (ESPN2)
Sept. 3 (Tuesday), 10 PM ET – Seattle @ Phoenix (ESPN2)
Sept. 8 (Sunday), 5 PM ET – Minnesota @ Los Angeles (ESPN2)

*Note: Schedule subject to change

Highlights of ABC/ESPN/ESPN2’s 2019 regular-season telecast schedule include:

— All 16 telecasts will feature at least one winner of the WNBA Most Valuable Player Award, including 10 matchups with MVPs going head-to-head.  The MVPs: Los Angeles’ Nneka Ogwumike (2016) and Candace Parker (2008 and 2013), Minnesota’s Maya Moore (2014) and Sylvia Fowles (2017), Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi (2009), Seattle’s Breanna Stewart (2018), and Washington’s Elena Delle Donne (2015).

— All 16 telecasts also will feature a former No. 1 overall draft pick, with 10 head-to-head matchups between former top picks.  The No. 1 picks: Atlanta’s Angel McCoughtry (2009), Connecticut’s Chiney Ogwumike (2014), Las Vegas’ Kelsey Plum (2017) and A’ja Wilson (2018), Los Angeles’ Candace Parker (2008) and Nneka Ogwumike (2012), Minnesota’s Seimone Augustus (2006) and Maya Moore (2011), Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi (2004) and Brittney Griner (2013), and Seattle’s Sue Bird (2002), Jewell Loyd (2015), and Breanna Stewart (2016).

— Seattle has a series of high profile rematches with a visit to Washington on Aug. 14, when the Storm will tip off against its 2018 WNBA Finals opponent, and televised home and away clashes with Phoenix, which took Seattle to a fifth and deciding Semifinals game in 2018.

— Another rematch of 2018 Semifinals foes when Washington, which defeated the Dream in a fifth and deciding game last year, visits Atlanta on June 23 (1 p.m. ET).

CBS

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and CBS Sports have announced 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 DreamChicago Sky, Connecticut Sun, Dallas Wings, Indiana Fever, Las Vegas AcesLos Angeles SparksMinnesota LynxNew York LibertyPhoenix 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 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

 

 

TWITTER

The WNBA has announced its schedule of 20 live regular-season games to be streamed on Twitter during the 2019 season, marking the third consecutive year that the league’s games will be available on the platform. The games will be available via @WNBA.

Twitter’s schedule, which features appearances by all 12 teams, begins Saturday, May 25, when the Washington Mystics take on the Connecticut Sun at 7:30 p.m. ET.  The schedule includes 14 games on Tuesdays, including doubleheaders on July 30 when the Phoenix Mercury play the Mystics (7:00 p.m.) and the Dallas Wings face the Las Vegas Aces (10:00 p.m.), and on August 20 when the Chicago Sky meets the Atlanta Dream (7:00 p.m.) and Phoenix travels to Las Vegas (10:00 p.m.).

Record 11-time All-Star Sue Bird and the defending WNBA Champion Seattle Storm will make four appearances on Twitter this season, including a matchup against the 2017 WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx led by former league MVP Sylvia Fowles on Tuesday, June 4.

In all, 10 games are expected to feature former league MVPs, including the Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne, Fowles, the Los Angeles Sparks’ Candace Parker, and Nneka Ogwumike and Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi.  Las Vegas, led by reigning WNBA Rookie of the Year A’ja Wilson and 2019 No. 1 overall draft pick Jackie Young, will be featured six times, as will Atlanta.

Entering its 23rd season, the WNBA tips off Friday, May 24.  Every WNBA team will make at least two game appearances on Twitter this season.  WNBA games will also be available this season on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, CBS Sports Network, NBA TV and WNBA League Pass.

 

2019 WNBA Schedule: Live Games on Twitter

Date                                        Game                                                              Time (ET)

Saturday, May 25                   Washington Mystics at Connecticut Sun        7:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 26                      Los Angeles Sparks at Las Vegas Aces         8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 4                      Minnesota Lynx at Seattle Storm                   10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 11                    Seattle Storm at Indiana Fever                       7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 19               Indiana Fever at Atlanta Dream                     11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, June 25                    Seattle Storm at Las Vegas Aces                    10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 2                       Chicago Sky at Las Vegas Aces                     3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 9                       Los Angeles Sparks at Dallas Wings             1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17                Atlanta Dream at Chicago Sky                       12:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 23                     Los Angeles Sparks at Atlanta Dream           7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 30                     Phoenix Mercury at Washington Mystics      7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 30                     Dallas Wings at Las Vegas Aces                    10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 6                  Minnesota Lynx at Atlanta Dream                 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 7             New York Liberty at Chicago Sky                 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 13                Atlanta Dream at Las Vegas Aces                  10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 20                Chicago Sky at Atlanta Dream                       7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 20                Phoenix Mercury at Las Vegas Aces             10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 27                Connecticut Sun at Seattle Storm                   10:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 3            Washington Mystics at New York Liberty    7:00 p.m.

Friday, September 6               Dallas Wings at Washington Mystics            7:00 p.m.

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