The WNBA and ESPN have announced the league’s national broadcast schedule. With the 27th regular season is set to tip off 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 team will compete on the national stage with the New York Liberty’s 9 appearances leading the way. Other highlights include:
- ABC will air star-studded doubleheaders across two weekends in June beginning on Sunday, June 11 and Sunday, June 25
- The WNBA’s Skills Challenge and the Starry Three-Point Contest on Friday, July 14
- 2023 WNBA All-Star Game in Las Vegas on ABC, the first to air in primetime
- 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.
Check out 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 televise WNBA games throughout the 2023 season. ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN+ will team up to bring fans each 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 however, 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 which ABC affiliates are in your area.
Watch the WNBA Live on ESPN+
ESPN+ will stream select WNBA games during the 2023 season and subscribers can watch for only $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. With ESPN+, subscribers gain access to thousands of hours of live sports, studio shows, award-winning 30 for 30 documentaries, and so much more.
Watch the WNBA Live on DIRECTV STREAM
Watch the best women’s basketball players in the world compete during the 20203 WNBA season with DIRECTV STREAM. The Entertainment package includes ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and over 75 channels, so viewers can watch each nationally televised game and more for only $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 the WNBA Live on Hulu + Live TV
The WNBA on ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, and over 85 channels are 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+ for no additional charge. Record your favorite shows and sporting events for up to 9 months with unlimited DVR storage.
Watch the WNBA Live on fuboTV
Catch WNBA games live during the 2023 season and over 100 sporting events with the Pro plan from fuboTV. The plan includes ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2, so you will not miss the league’s biggest stars, and over 140 channels for only $74.99 per month. Relive your favorite moments during the season and rewatch your favorite shows with 1000 hours and Cloud DVR space.
Watch the WNBA Live on Vidgo
Vidgo subscribers can watch the WNBA live throughout the 2023 season on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 and over 110 live channels and on-demand for only $64.95 per month with their English Plus package. The service includes 20 hours of free DVR for the first 90 days
Watch the 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. At the low price of $40 per month, subscribers can watch all the drama unfold on the hardwood and 31 channels with 50 hours of DVR storage to record the biggest moments of the year.
Get half off of your first month for a limited time.
Watch the WNBA Live on YouTube TV
Stream over 100 channels, including women’s basketball’s biggest stars during the 2023 WNBA season on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 with YouTube TV for only $64.99 per month. The service includes unlimited DVR and the ability to share 6 accounts per household.
2023 WNBA Broadcast Schedule
|Date||Time (ET)||Game||Where to Watch|
|Friday, May 19||11:00 PM||Phoenix at Los Angeles||ESPN, ESPN+|
|Saturday, May 20||1:00 PM||Atlanta at Dallas||ABC|
|Saturday, May 20||3:00 PM||Las Vegas at Seatle||ABC|
|Sunday, May 21||4:00 PM||Chicago at Phoenix||ESPN, ESPN+|
|Tuesday, May 30||9:00 PM||New York at Seattle||ESPN2|
|Sunday, June 11||1:00 PM||Dallas at New York||ABC|
|Sunday, June 11||3:00 PM||Washington at Seattle||ABC|
|Sunday, June 25||1:00 PM||Washington at New York||ABC|
|Sunday, June 25||3:00 PM||Dallas at Los Angeles||ABC|
|Saturday, July 1||3:00 PM||Connecticut at Las Vegas||ABC|
|Sunday, July 2||3:00 PM||Washington at Dallas||ABC|
|Saturday, July 8||1:00 PM||Seattle at New York||ESPN|
|Sunday, July 9||3:00 PM||Washington at Connecticut||ESPN|
|Saturday, July 15||8:30 PM||AT&T WNBA All-Star Game||ABC|
|Saturday, July 22||1:00 PM||Connecticut at Atlanta||ESPN|
|Saturday, July 22||3:00 PM||Las Vegas at Minnesota||ESPN|
|Tuesday, July 25||7:00 PM||Phoenix at Atlanta||ESPN|
|Sunday, July 30||4:00 PM||New York at Los Angeles||ESPN|
|Tuesday, August 1||7:00 PM||Minnesota at Connecticut||ESPN|
|Sunday, August 6||3:00 PM||Las Vegas at New York||ABC|
|Sunday, August 13||3:00 PM||New York at Indiana||ESPN|
|Saturday, August 19||3:00 PM||Los Angeles at Las Vegas||ESPN2|
|Monday, August 28||7:00 PM||Las Vegas at New York||ESPN2|
|Sunday, September 3||3:00 PM||New York at Chicago||ESPN2|
|Sunday, September 10||3:00 PM||Phoenix at Las Vegas||ESPN2|