NEW YORK – To celebrate the WNBA’s 20th season, the WNBA announced today the launch of WNBA LEAGUE PASS, the new full-season live game out-of-market subscription package, that will provide fans with access to SINGLE GAME and TEAM PASS options for the first time.
The new live game service, formerly called WNBA LiveAccess, will be available through WNBA.com and the WNBA App on iOS and Android devices. For the first time, WNBA LEAGUE PASS will be available on Apple TV (4th generation) and Chromecast through the WNBA App, providing users additional ways to watch WNBA games.
The WNBA will tip off the new service with a free trial at the start of the regular season from Saturday, May 14, through Tuesday, May 17.
WNBA FULL SEASON, SINGLE GAME, TEAM PASS
This season, WNBA LEAGUE PASS will include a full-season package ($16.99), as well as a SINGLE GAME ($1.99 per game) offering, which will allow fans to view individual live out-of-market games on WNBA LEAGUE PASS during the regular season. In addition, it will offer a TEAM PASS ($9.99) package, which will give fans the option to follow one of the 12 WNBA teams during the entire regular season. Local blackouts may apply for each WNBA market depending on the local television schedule.
WNBA LEAGUE PASS will feature archives of all nationally televised games airing on NBA TV, ESPN and ESPN2. Nationally televised WNBA games are not available live through WNBA LEAGUE PASS.
DIRECT ACCESS TO LIVE GAMES VIA SOCIAL MEDIA
For the first time, WNBA LEAGUE PASS will provide direct access to live games via posts from the league’s social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. New “watch” links highlighted in posts will launch the newly redesigned WNBA App and put fans as little as one tap away from watching live games on WNBA LEAGUE PASS.
At the start of the 2015-16 NBA season, the NBA unveiled SINGLE GAME and TEAM PASS options for the first time for NBA LEAGUE PASS and established all-time records for game views, minutes viewed and digital subscriptions sold in a season.