Twitter will stream 10 live regular-season WNBA games during the 2020 season as part of an extension of its partnership with the league, marking the fourth consecutive year that WNBA games will be available on the platform.
The WNBA will stream a unique broadcast on Twitter hosted by alternative commentators that will include integration of Twitter content within the digital broadcast. Twitter’s schedule begins August 12 when the Seattle Storm take on the Atlanta Dream and is highlighted by games on August 19 between the Phoenix Mercury and Los Angeles Sparks and a rematch of 2019 Finals on August 30 when Connecticut meets defending champion Washington.
“Twitter continues to be an integral part of the WNBA’s media landscape and providing innovation on their platform during this unique season will elevate fan engagement to a whole new level,” said WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert. “This continued partnership enables our passionate supporters and fans to connect directly to our game and to experience WNBA basketball from wherever they are.”
The league’s 24th season is currently underway in Bradenton, Florida, at IMG Academy and will include a 22-game schedule for each of its 12 teams. In addition to Twitter, WNBA games are on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, CBS Television Network, CBS Sports Network, NBA TV and WNBA League Pass.
“WNBA fans on Twitter are passionate about their hoops – and these hyper-engaged fans continue to fuel an increased popularity of the league,” said TJ Adeshola, head of sports partnerships for Twitter. “The W has been a top sports partner of ours for many years and we’re pumped to offer live WNBA games, with a Twitter twist, to basketball fans across the globe.”
2020 WNBA Broadcasts on Twitter
(All Times Eastern)
August 12: Atlanta vs. Seattle, 10 p.m.
August 14: Connecticut vs. Chicago, 7 p.m.
August 19: Phoenix vs. Los Angeles, 10 p.m.
August 21: Los Angeles vs. Atlanta, 7 p.m.
August 23: Atlanta vs. Minnesota, 4 p.m.
August 30: Connecticut vs. Washington, 4 p.m.
September 3: Las Vegas vs. Connecticut, 8 p.m.
September 4: Chicago vs. Washington, 7 p.m.
September 5: New York vs. Phoenix, 8 p.m.
September 6: Dallas vs. Washington, 4 p.m.