Following today’s announcement that an ESPN hub would be added to Disney+ in the United States by the end of the year, ESPN has announced that for the first time ever, the marquee Opening Night doubleheader for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) will be available on Disney+, ESPN2 and ESPN+ on Tuesday, May 14th 2024.

The matches will include:

  • Indiana Fever Vs Connecticut Sun – 7:30 PM (ET)
  • Phoenix Mercury vs Las Vegas Aces. – 10:00 PM (ET)

These games include the 2023 Kia WNBA Rookie of the Year Aliyah Boston, Connecticut Sun’s Alyssa Thomas, who was the 2023 Kia WNBA MVP runner-up and the league’s all-time triple-doubles leader, and DeWanna Bonner, a five-time All-Star whose 6,881 career points rank third among active players.

This is part of a larger deal between the WNBA and ESPN, who are teaming up to broadcast the league’s 28th regular season, which will include 25 national broadcasts during the regular season across ABC, ESPN and ESPN2. ESPN Deportes, ESPN’s Spanish-language network.

During the upcoming season, the WNBA will collaborate with ESPN to present up to 52 possible games, beginning with the WNBA regular season presented by Google and extending through the WNBA Playoffs presented by Google, which will feature up to 27 games, including the WNBA Finals presented by YouTube TV.

Added coverage will be provided by WNBA Countdown presented by Google – ESPN’s pregame show introduced during the 2022 WNBA postseason – which returns for the regular season with at least ten editions immediately preceding game broadcasts.

Roger’s POV”. Disney+ is slowly building up its sports programming, with special animated versions of NFL and NHL games. This will be the first time live sports has been broadcast live on Disney+. With the launch of the ESPN hub later this year, we will start to see much more sports to compete with other platforms like Peacock, Paramount+, and Netflix.   Plus this broadcast will also showcase the WNBA to a larger audience.

The launch of these live games will also be part of Disney’s plan to get audiences used to the idea that Disney+ is about much more than Disney shows and films, especially following the launch of Hulu On Disney+.

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Roger Palmer

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