In a landmark deal, Amazon’s Prime Video becomes the official streaming partner of the Seattle Storm and one of the first streaming services to hold local broadcast rights to a team in the WNBA.
From the release:
Approximately 30 Storm games will be available to Prime Video customers throughout Washington state.
In addition to coverage of the Storm, WNBA coverage on Prime Video returns with 17 exclusive, nationally televised in-season games, including the second annual WNBA Commissioner’s Cup by Coinbase and the Cup Championship Game on July 26. The Commissioner’s Cup is an in-season competition that designates a portion of games—10 per team—as Cup play. The team with the top record from each conference in Cup play will then compete in the Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game for a special prize pool. Exclusive, national coverage of the 2022 WNBA season on Prime Video begins Sunday, May 8, when the Los Angeles Sparks take on the Indiana Fever. Games on Prime Video will also be distributed in participating teams’ markets through respective, local distribution partners.
“The Seattle Storm is an iconic franchise and we are honored to bring its games to Prime members across the entire state of Washington,” said Marie Donoghue, vice president of Global Sports Video at Amazon. “We are also thrilled to build on last year’s success by again offering a full slate of exclusive WNBA matchups nationally, culminating in our exclusive coverage of the second annual Commissioner’s Cup.”
“It is special to partner with Amazon, another Seattle hometown team, on something this game-changing for the Storm organization and our fans,” added Alisha Valavanis, Storm president and CEO. “A major focus for us is growing the visibility and reach of Storm basketball. Providing fans across the Evergreen state with access to watch our games represents significant progress in that regard. We’re thrilled that Amazon is investing in the growth of the WNBA. The momentum continues.”
The full schedule of WNBA games on Prime Video:
- Sunday, May 8, Los Angeles Sparks @ Indiana Fever – 3:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 11, Seattle Storm @ Phoenix Mercury – 10:00 p.m.
- Sunday, May 15, Atlanta Dream @ Indiana Fever – 3:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 25, Phoenix Mercury @ Los Angeles Sparks – 10:30 p.m.
- Sunday, May 29, Los Angeles Sparks @ Minnesota Lynx – 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, June 5, Washington Mystics @ Chicago Sky – 6:00 p.m.
- Sunday, June 12, Chicago Sky @ New York Liberty – 2:00 p.m.
- Sunday, June 19, Los Angeles Sparks @ Dallas Wings – 4:00 p.m.
- Sunday, June 26, Connecticut Sun @ Atlanta Dream – 3:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 29, Las Vegas Aces @ Seattle Storm – 10:00 p.m.
- Sunday, July 3, Las Vegas Aces @ Minnesota Lynx – 7:00 p.m.
- Sunday, July 17, Atlanta Dream @ Phoenix Mercury – 6:00 p.m.
- Sunday, July 24, Connecticut Sun @ Minnesota Lynx – 7:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, July 26, Commissioner’s Cup Championship – TBD
- Sunday, July 31, Seattle Storm @ Washington Mystics – 3:00 p.m.
- Sunday, August 7, Atlanta Dream @ Minnesota Lynx – 7:00 p.m.
All game times EDT. Schedule subject to change.