Prime Video has announced a historic new deal with the WNBA’s Seattle Storm, becoming the Storm’s official streaming service and one of the first streamers to hold local broadcast rights with a WNBA team. Approximately 30 Storm games will be available to Prime Video customers across Washington State.
Storm season kicks off May 6, when the team hosts the Minnesota Lynx at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle. Veteran play-by-play crew Dick Fain and Elise Woodward will call the action for the Storm broadcasts, marking their 16th and 15th years behind the mic, respectively, with Rush Media producing each game. The full schedule of Storm games on Prime Video will be available here, subject to change.
In addition to Storm coverage, WNBA coverage on Prime Video returns with 17 nationally exclusive televised season games, including the second annual WNBA Commissioner’s Cup by Coinbase and the Cup Championship Game. July 26. competition of the season which designates part of the matches – 10 per team – as a Cup match. The team with the best record from each conference in Cup play will then advance to the Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game for a special prize pool. Exclusive national coverage of the WNBA 2022 season on Prime Video begins Sunday, May 8, when the Los Angeles Sparks take on Indiana Fever. Games on Prime Video will also be distributed in participating teams’ markets through respective local distribution partners.
“The Seattle Storm is an iconic franchise and we are honored to bring its games to Prime members across Washington State,” said Marie Donoghue, Vice President of Global Sports Video at Amazon. “We’re also excited to build on last year’s success by once again offering a full lineup of exclusive WNBA games nationwide, culminating in our exclusive coverage of the second annual Commissioner’s Cup.”
“It’s special to partner with Amazon, another Seattle team, on something game-changing for the Storm organization and our fans,” added Alisha Valavanis, President and CEO of Storm. “A major goal for us is to increase the visibility and reach of Storm basketball. Providing Evergreen State fans with access to watch our games is a significant step forward in this regard. We are thrilled that Amazon is investing in the growth of the WNBA. The dynamic continues. »