WNBA releases details on national TV Schedule for 2024

Key Dates

The WNBA announced details on its schedule of games that will be broadcasted and streamed nationally during the 2024 regular season. The league’s 28th season tips off on Tuesday, May 14, and runs through Thursday, Sept. 19.

Highlights of the national broadcast schedule:

  • Games on ESPN platforms include 25 games, including nine on ABC, 14 on ESPN, and two on ESPN2.  ESPN Networks will also broadcast every game of the WNBA Playoffs including the Finals.
  • Games on other networks
    • CBS Television Network/Paramount+ (8)
    • CBS Sports Network (12)
    • ION (43)
    • NBA TV (40)
    • Prime Video (21)
  • 36 of 40 Indiana Fever games to be featured by WNBA’s national broadcast and streaming partners. The Fever is expected to select National Player of the Year Caitlin Clark as the first pick in the upcoming WNBA Draft on April 15.

Per the league, additional information will be made available regarding Meta’s 20-game broadcast schedule and the schedule for other distributors.

The ESPN networks schedule begins with an ESPN2 doubleheader on  May 14, at 7:30 p.m. ET with Indiana visiting the Connecticut Sun, led by Alyssa Thomas, the 2023 WNBA MVP runner-up and the league’s all-time triple-doubles leader, and DeWanna Bonner. The second game features the Las Vegas Aces hosting the Phoenix Mercury at 10 p.m. ET. WNBA Countdown will cover the Aces championship ring ceremony and championship banner unveiling at 9:30 p.m. ET.

Key Dates of the 2024 WNBA Season

  • April 15: WNBA Draft
  • April 28: Training Camp Begins
  • May 3: Pre-season Games Begin
  • May 12: Last Possible Date for Pre-Season Games
  • May 13: Final Roster Cut-down Date
  • May 14: Regular Season Begins
  • June 1-13: WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Tournament
  • June 25: WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship
  • July 18-21: WNBA All-Star Break
  • July 20: WNBA All-Star Game
  • July 21- August 14: Olympic Break
  • August 20: Trade Deadline
  • September 19: Regular Season Ends
  • September 22: Playoffs Begin
  • October 20: Last Possible Finals Date
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