CBS Sports has secured rights to Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) as part of a multi-year agreement between the two parties announced Monday.
The deal calls for CBS Sports Network to air 40 live WNBA games in primetime and on weekends, beginning May 25 with Minnesota Lynx-Chicago Sky telecast, according to network officials.
ESPN, NBA TV and Twitter will continue to carry WNBA games alongside CBS Sports, according to the league.
“We are truly excited to partner with the WNBA, bringing the country’s premier women’s sports league to CBS Sports Network,” CBS Sports chairman said in a statement. "This partnership is one of the biggest and most impactful women’s sports programming arrangements ever at CBS Sports, offering national exposure of 40 games per year.
"This agreement provides great live content throughout the summer in primetime and on weekends, and aligns two great brands in the WNBA and CBS Sports," he added. "We look forward to working with the WNBA for many years to come.”