ESPN announces 2023 WNBA broadcast schedule

The WNBA and ESPN have announced the league’s national broadcast schedule. With the 27th regular season set to tip on Friday, May 19. ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to broadcast 25 nationally televised games, with ESPN+ simulstreaming two of them.

Some of the highlights of the 2023 broadcast schedule include Brittney Griner’s WNBA return, which will also stream on ESPN+, and all 12 of the league’s teams will compete on the national stage, led by the New York Liberty’s 9 appearances. Other highlights include:

  • ABC will air star-studded doubleheaders across two weekends in June beginning Sunday June 11 and Sunday June 25
  • WNBA’s Skills Challenge and Starry Three-Point Contest Friday, July 14
  • 2023 WNBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas on ABC, the first to air in prime time
  • 27 playoff games, including the 2023 WNBA Finals

The league will announce its complete broadcast and streaming schedule at a late date, which will feature live games on CBS, Paramount+, CBS Sports Network, BA TV, Meta Horizon Worlds and Twitter.

See the full ESPN broadcast schedule at the bottom of the page and find out how to watch the 2023 WNBA season on ESPN below.

How to watch the 2023 WNBA season

The ESPN family of networks will nationally broadcast WNBA games throughout the 2023 season. ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN+ will join forces to bring fans every shot and on the hardwood.

Stream live WNBA games on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV and other compatible devices with a subscription to DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Vidgo and YouTube TV. Sling TV offers ESPN, and ESPN2, the service doesn’t have ABC, but you can watch those games for free by using an antenna, and AntennaWeb is a great tool to find out what ABC affiliates are in your area.

Watch WNBA Live on ESPN+

ESPN+ will stream select WNBA games during the 2023 season, and subscribers can watch for just $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year. With ESPN+, subscribers get access to thousands of hours of live sports, studio shows, award-winning 30 for 30 documentaries and much more.

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Watch the best women’s basketball players in the world compete in the 20203 WNBA season with DIRECTV STREAM. The entertainment package includes ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and over 75 channels so viewers can watch every nationally televised game and more for just $74.99 per month. There are no contracts, no hidden fees, and a subscription includes unlimited cloud DVR storage.

New subscribers can take advantage of a 5-day free trial before subscribing.


Watch WNBA Live on Hulu + Live TV

The WNBA on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and over 85 channels is available on Hulu + Live TV for $69.99 per month. The service offers unlimited access to the Hulu library, Disney+ and live WNBA games on ESPN+ at no additional cost. Record your favorite shows and sports events for up to 9 months with unlimited DVR storage.

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Watch WNBA Live on fuboTV

Watch live WNBA games in the 2023 season and over 100 sporting events with the Pro plan from fuboTV. The plan includes ABC, ESPN and ESPN2, so you won’t miss the league’s biggest stars and over 140 channels for just $74.99 per month. Relive your favorite moments throughout the season and rewatch your favorite shows with 1000 hours of Cloud DVR space.

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Watch WNBA Live on Vidgo

Vidgo subscribers can watch the WNBA live through the entire 2023 season on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 and over 110 live channels and on-demand for just $64.95 a month with their English Plus package. The service includes 20 hours of free DVR for the first 90 days

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Watch Vegas Vipers Live on Sling TV

One of the most affordable ways to watch live WNBA games during the 2023 season on ESPN and ESPN2 is with the Sling Orange plan. For the low price of $40 a month, subscribers can watch all the drama unfold on the hardwood and 31 channels with 50 hours of DVR storage to record the year’s biggest moments.

Get half off your first month for a limited time.

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Watch WNBA Live on YouTube TV

Stream over 100 channels, including women’s basketball’s biggest stars in the 2023 WNBA season on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 with YouTube TV for just $64.99 per month. The service includes unlimited DVR and the ability to share 6 accounts per household.

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2023 WNBA broadcast schedule

Date Time (ET) Game Where to see
Friday, May 19 23:00 Phoenix in Los Angeles ESPN, ESPN+
Saturday 20 May 13:00 Atlanta in Dallas ABC
Saturday 20 May AT 3:00 AM Las Vegas in Seattle ABC
Sunday 21 May 16:00 Chicago at Phoenix ESPN, ESPN+
Tuesday, May 30 21:00 New York in Seattle ESPN2
Sunday, June 11 13:00 Dallas in New York ABC
Sunday, June 11 AT 3:00 AM Washington in Seattle ABC
Sunday, June 25 13:00 Washington in New York ABC
Sunday, June 25 AT 3:00 AM Dallas in Los Angeles ABC
Saturday 1 July AT 3:00 AM Connecticut in Las Vegas ABC
Sunday, July 2 AT 3:00 AM Washington in Dallas ABC
Saturday 8 July 13:00 Seattle in New York ESPN
Sunday, July 9 AT 3:00 AM Washington in Connecticut ESPN
Saturday 15 July 20:30 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game ABC
Saturday 22 July 13:00 Connecticut at Atlanta ESPN
Saturday 22 July AT 3:00 AM Las Vegas in Minnesota ESPN
Tuesday 25 July 19:00 Phoenix in Atlanta ESPN
Sunday, July 30 16:00 New York in Los Angeles ESPN
Tuesday, August 1 19:00 Minnesota in Connecticut ESPN
Sunday, August 6 AT 3:00 AM Las Vegas in New York ABC
Sunday, August 13 AT 3:00 AM New York in Indiana ESPN
Saturday 19 August AT 3:00 AM Los Angeles in Las Vegas ESPN2
Monday, August 28 19:00 Las Vegas in New York ESPN2
Sunday, September 3 AT 3:00 AM New York in Chicago ESPN2
Sunday, September 10 AT 3:00 AM Phoenix in Las Vegas ESPN2

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