Live WNBA Games Coming To Twitter Beginning May 14

– Twitter to Live Stream 20 WNBA Games Per Season in 2017, 2018 and 2019 –

NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2017 The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) announced today a multiyear streaming deal that will bring live WNBA games to Twitter, beginning with the Dallas Wings at Phoenix Mercury game on Sunday, May 14 at 6 p.m. ET.  This marks the first professional women’s sport to be live streamed on Twitter.

The WNBA will live stream 20 regular-season games per year on Twitter in 2017, 2018 and 2019.  The games will be available alongside the real-time Twitter conversation starting May 14 at wnba.twitter.com and via @WNBA.  The agreement also includes the WNBA joining Twitter’s Amplify program, which will include 40 highlight packages per week being featured across Twitter.

“We are thrilled to bring live WNBA games to Twitter, which will allow us to further showcase our league to a global audience,” said WNBA President Lisa Borders.  “This partnership displays Twitter’s extraordinary commitment to women’s sports and the rising popularity of our athletes and our game.”

“We are excited to help extend the reach of women’s sports around the world by collaborating further with the NBA to be the home of weekly live WNBA games for the next three seasons,” said Anthony Noto, Twitter COO.  “The growing women’s basketball fanbase will be able to turn to Twitter to watch free games side by side with the real-time conversation.”

The WNBA regular season tips off May 13 and runs through Sept. 3.  Game tickets are available at www.wnba.com.

2017 Twitter Live Stream Schedule of WNBA Games
(Watch at WNBA.Twitter.com)

Sunday, May 14, 6 PM ET — Dallas Wings @ Phoenix Mercury
Friday, May 19, 8 PM ET — Phoenix Mercury @ San Antonio Stars
Thursday, May 25, 12 PM ET — Dallas Wings @ San Antonio Stars
Wednesday, June 7, 8 PM ET — Phoenix Mercury @ Indiana Fever
Tuesday, June 27, 7 PM ET — Los Angeles Sparks @ Connecticut Sun
Wednesday, June 28, 12:30 PM ET — Indiana Fever @ Chicago Sky
Wednesday, July 5, 8 PM ET — Connecticut Sun @ San Antonio Stars
Wednesday, July 12, 12:30 PM ET — Dallas Wings @ Chicago Sky
Friday, July 14, 10 PM ET — Minnesota Lynx @ Phoenix Mercury
Wednesday, July 19, 3:30 PM ET — Indiana Fever @ Phoenix Mercury
Thursday, July 20, 8 PM ET — Indiana Fever @ San Antonio Stars
Sunday, July 30, 3 PM ET — Indiana Fever @ Connecticut Sun
Saturday, August 5, 8 PM ET — Seattle Storm @ San Antonio Stars
Tuesday, August 8, 7 PM ET — Seattle Storm @ Connecticut Sun
Saturday, August 12, 8 PM ET — Atlanta Dream @ San Antonio Stars
Wednesday, August 23, 7 PM ET — Dallas Wings @ Connecticut Sun
Friday, August 25, 8 PM ET — Minnesota Lynx @ San Antonio Stars
Wednesday, August 30, 7 PM ET — Minnesota Lynx @ Indiana Fever
Friday, September 1, 10 PM ET — Connecticut Sun @ Phoenix Mercury
Sunday, September 3, 4 PM ET — Atlanta Dream @ Phoenix Mercury