The WNBA is preparing to start its 25th season and it will be in more homes than ever. After establishing deals with Google, Twitter, Facebook and Disney, the league has locked in another broadcast deal with Amazon.
“The WNBA is one of the premier professional sports leagues in the world and serves as an inspiration to millions of young and aspiring athletes everywhere,” Marie Donoghue of Amazon told The Hollywood Reporter.
“I am delighted we are bringing these outstanding athletes and games to Prime Video.”
The streaming deal also includes the inaugural Commissioner’s Cup title game. This season, each team will have ten games designed as “Commissioner’s Cup” games. The team from each conference with the best conference will play in a title game on August 12.
“Innovative competitions require exceptional partners, and we’re thrilled that Amazon will be streaming a WNBA game of the week and our inaugural Commissioner’s Cup Championship this year,” WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said.
“We’re grateful for Amazon’s support in increasing visibility and expanding access to our fans to more games on more devices, and we’re honored to be the first professional basketball league streamed on Prime Video as part of a Prime membership.”
The first game included in the agreement will take place on May 29 when the New York Liberty play the Atlanta Dream.
— Arielle (Ari) Chambers (@ariivory) May 12, 2021