WNBA to Stream Games to Twitter, Facebook, and Paramount Plus


In its upcoming 25th season, the Women’s National Basketball Association will be broadcasting games on Twitter, Facebook Watch, Oculus and the Paramount Plus streaming platform, the league announced.

Twelve games will be broadcast on Twitter and fan tweets will be included as part of the broadcast. Facebook will stream 20 WNBA games on its Watch platform and its Oculus Quest and Quest 2 VR headsets, and three games will stream on Paramount Plus.

ESPN platforms will broadcast 25 regular season games, three on ESPN, 12 games on ESPN2 and nine games on ABC. The WNBA All Star Game will also air on ESPN, and ESPN networks will cover 19 postseason games during the playoffs. All regular season and post-season games broadcast on ESPN will also be streamed live on the ESPN app.

The league also announced a new partnership with Google, which joins Deloitte, Nike and AT&T as “Changemaker” for the WNBA. Google Marketing Director Lorraine Twohill said in a blog post announcing the deal that the company will be the presenting partner for matches broadcast on ESPN and ABC, and that it will serve as the league’s technology partner. Twohill said Google is also working with ESPN to add a dedicated women’s sports segment to its SportsCenter show.

Google also works with ESPN on a 30 for 30 documentary focused on four-time WNBA champion Maya Moore, who took a sabbatical from the Minnesota Lynx to lobby for criminal justice reform. Moore was instrumental in the overthrow the wrongful conviction of her husband, Jonathan Irons, who faced 50 years in prison.

The new WNBA season kicks off May 14. The full schedule of regular season games is here.


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