The National Women’s Basketball Association (WNBA) will make a series of games available for broadcast on various platforms this season, giving viewers the opportunity to tune in without a traditional pay TV service. Of particular interest is the league’s plan to make some games available for streaming on Facebook’s Oculus platform, which means that you will be able to use your virtual reality headset on game day.
WNBA announced its 25th season schedule today, detailing the broadcast and streaming options. If you have a pay TV service, you can watch WNBA games on several networks, including ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, CBS Television Network, CBS Sports and NBA TV. In addition, many games will be available for streaming.
In turn, Twitter this season will offer 12 WNBA games for streaming, while Facebook’s Oculus platform will have access to 20 games. Some games will be available for live streaming on the Paramount + app, which is the new brand of the old CBS All Access service.
If you do not have an Oculus device, you will also have the opportunity to watch 20 WNBA games this season on the Facebook video watching platform. Twitter will be home to post-game interviews, real-time highlights, questions and answers, fan tweets and sports comments. If you are a WNBA League Pass subscriber, you will have access to more than 110 games.
The historic milestone for the league’s 25th season will begin on May 14 with a dozen teams competing over the weekend. Google was chosen as this year’s presentation partner on ESPN. In turn, the technology company will work with WNBA to deliver a broadcast schedule of 25 games on ESPN / ESPN2 and ABC called ’25 to 25. ‘