WNBA & TNT announce multi-year agreement to broadcast live games in UK - Hoopsfix.com

WNBA & TNT announce multi-year agreement to broadcast live games in UK

Sabrina Ionescu WNBA TNT Sports UK

TNT Sports has become the new broadcast partner for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) in the UK & Ireland as part of a new multi-year agreement.

Fans will be able to watch at least 16 regular-season WNBA games each season live and on-demand via TNT Sports and discovery+ as the 12 teams battle it out for the WNBA Championship.

The collaboration also features select games from the WNBA Playoffs, WNBA Finals and the WNBA All-Star Game.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with TNT Sports to bring the excitement of the WNBA to fans in the UK and Ireland,” Colie Edison, Chief Growth Officer, WNBA, said.

“There is incredible momentum around women’s basketball in the region, and now fans will be able to more easily follow their favourite WNBA teams and players throughout the season.”

To complement live game coverage, throughout the season TNT Sports’ digital and social platforms will also provide fans with weekly WNBA highlights and clips.

TNT Sports’ WNBA coverage tips off on Wednesday, May 15 (BST) with last year’s runners-up the New York Liberty, led by 2023 MVP Breanna Stewart, 2021 league MVP Jonquel Jones and 2023 All-WNBA Second Team selection Sabrina Ionescu, travelling to the nation’s capital to take on the Washington Mystics, featuring two-time WNBA All-Star Ariel Atkins and 2023 WNBA All-Defensive First Team selection Brittney Sykes.

Trojan Paillot, SVP Sports Rights Acquisitions and Syndication, Warner Bros. Discovery Europe, said: “We are delighted to show the elite athletes that star in the WNBA beginning with the 2024 season, strengthening our women’s sport offering in the UK and Ireland which already includes Premiership Women’s Rugby, UEFA Women’s Champions League football, and Women’s UFC.

“The opportunity to broadcast the WNBA is another step to reflecting the diversity of our audience, while at the same time complementing our current basketball rights such as the NBA.”

TNT Sports adds the WNBA alongside its NBA coverage after announcing a multi-year broadcast collaboration for the men’s league in October.

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