TNT Sports has announced a multi-year deal with Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) to broadcast live games in the UK and Ireland.

Following the agreement, fans will be able to watch at least 16 regular-season WNBA games each season, live or and on-demand via TNT Sports and discovery+. Coverage tips off on 15 May with last year’s runners-up the New York Liberty travelling to the nation’s capital to take on the Washington Mystics. 

Trojan Paillot, SVP Sports Rights Acquisitions and Syndication, Warner Bros. Discovery Europe, said: “We are delighted to show the elite athletes that star in the WNBA beginning with the 2024 season, strengthening our women’s sport offering in the UK and Ireland which already includes Premiership Women’s Rugby, UEFA Women’s Champions League football, and Women’s UFC. 

“The opportunity to broadcast the WNBA is another step to reflecting the diversity of our audience, while at the same time complementing our current basketball rights such as the NBA.”

As part of the deal, TNT Sports will air weekend WNBA matches in prime time throughout the regular season. Alongside regular-season matchups, TNT Sports will also cover specific games from the WNBA Playoffs, WNBA Finals, and the yearly WNBA All-Star Game.

To enhance the live games, TNT Sports’ digital and social platforms will offer fans weekly highlights and clips throughout the season, ensuring that fans stay updated on all the key moments of the season.

This deal follows on from a 2023 agreement between the broadcaster and the NBA, which included the rights to show more than 250 live games in the UK and Ireland.  

Colie Edison, Chief Growth Officer, WNBA, commented: “We are thrilled to collaborate with TNT Sports to bring the excitement of the WNBA to fans in the UK and Ireland. 

“There is incredible momentum around women’s basketball in the region, and now fans will be able to more easily follow their favourite WNBA teams and players throughout the season.”

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