On Monday, the WNBA and CBS announced their agreement on a multiyear partnership in which CBS Sports will televise 40 of the league’s regular season games per season. The nation-wide coverage will begin on Saturday, May 25 (8:00 PM, ET), when the Minnesota Lynx host the Chicago Sky. NBA commissioner, Adam Silver says,
“Through our partnership with CBS Sports Network, the WNBA is joining an elite lineup of premium sports programming. 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.”
Chairman of CBS Sports, Sean McManus says in a statement how excited they are on their partnership.
“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. 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.”