The WNBA and CBS Sports have announced a multiyear partnership. On Monday the two announced CBS Sports will televise 40 of the league’s games per season. The league’s new season tips off next month as the Seattle Storm try to defend their championship.
The Storm will have six appearances this year, as veteran Sue Bird will try to lead a team that will be missing 2018 MVP Breanna Stewart. On May 25th, the Minnesota Lynx and the Chicago Sky will be the first two teams on CBS Sports’ WNBA coverage.
“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,” CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus added, via the release
The league’s 23rd season will feature more exposure than ever before, as 12 teams try for the title.