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WNBA begins Google partnership, releases nationwide TV schedule

The WNBA signed a multiyear cope with Google on Monday to be the presenting companion for the league’s playoffs, whereas additionally asserting that 25 video games shall be nationally broadcast on ABC and ESPN in celebration of the league’s twenty fifth season.

Google would be the presenting sponsor for the nationwide telecasts with the expertise big’s sponsorship efforts aimed to assist champion girls’s sports activities. Google is the newest enterprise to hitch the league as a “WNBA Changemaker,” a program that Commissioner Cathy Engelbert began final 12 months.

Changemakers are supposed to supply direct help to the WNBA in its ongoing enterprise transformation throughout advertising, branding, and participant and fan expertise. AT&T, Deloitte U.S. and Nike have been the primary three firms to hitch this system.

The league’s schedule of national broadcasts on ABC begins Could 15, the second day of the common season, with a doubleheader. Washington hosts Chicago at 10 a.m. PST whereas Seattle hosts Las Vegas at 1 p.m. PST.

The Sparks’ first sport on ABC shall be June 5, after they host Chicago at midday. The Sparks are also featured on an ABC broadcast June 20 vs. New York at 1 p.m.

WNBA video games shall be broadcast and streamed on quite a lot of platforms, together with CBS Sports activities Community, NBA TV, Fb and Twitter.

The Sparks’ season opener in opposition to Dallas, set for 7:30 p.m. Could 14, shall be on Fb.

All video games not aired on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 or CBS Sports activities Community shall be accessible on WNBA League Move.

Related Press contributed to this report.

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