The W.N.B.A. and CBS announced a multiyear agreement on Monday that will significantly increase the number of games shown on national television.
CBS Sports Network, a cable channel, will televise 40 regular season games during the coming W.N.B.A. season, which starts next month. Those games are in addition to the 16 regular season games and up to 19 playoff games that will be shown on the ESPN family of networks, 20 games that will be streamed on Twitter, and 40 on NBA TV. Teams also have local television agreements as well.
The agreement is important for the W.N.B.A., which is still struggling for exposure entering its 23rd season, but also demonstrates the challenges it continues to face.
Although 40 additional games on television could help expand the audience for the league, they will be shown on the network’s second-tier cable sports channel not its broadcast CBS channel.
CBS Sports Network is available in about 50 million American homes, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. Competitors like ESPN, ESPN2, NBCSN and Fox Sports 1 are all in more than 82 million homes.
CBS Sports Network is mostly known for showing regional college football and basketball from conferences other than the Power 5, as well as niche sports like bull riding, lacrosse and rugby.
“We thank CBS Sports for making such a meaningful commitment to women’s basketball and for providing another platform to showcase the world-class athletes of the WNBA,” N.B.A. commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. The N.B.A. owns 50 percent of the W.N.B.A., with the 12 teams owning the other 50 percent.
Although terms of the deal were not announced, CBS probably is not paying the W.N.B.A. much for the rights. The W.N.B.A. receives million annually from its television deal with ESPN, about million per team. In comparison, the N.B.A. earns over .6 billion annually from ESPN and Turner Sports.
This year promises to be one of immense change for the W.N.B.A. Earlier this month, the league unveiled a new logo and color scheme, and made clear that they reflected heightened ambitions. “We are ready to put ourselves on a steeper trajectory and grow faster,” Christin Hedgpeth, the league’s chief operating officer, said in an interview.
Growth so far has been modest. On television, regular season games on ESPN’s networks averaged 35 percent more viewers in 2018 than 2017. But average attendance was down 13 percent to 6,721 per game, the lowest level in at least the last decade.
The W.N.B.A. also has faced organizational challenges. Lisa Borders stepped down as president in October and no replacement has been named, with Mark Tatum, the deputy commissioner of the N.B.A., acting as interim commissioner. Players have also exercised their option to terminate their collective bargaining agreement with the W.N.B.A. after the 2019 season, setting the stage for potentially acrimonious negotiations.
Front and center during those negotiations will be pay and working conditions, two topics about which players have been increasingly vocal. Their point was driven home earlier this month by Breanna Stewart’s injury. Stewart, the W.N.B.A.’s MVP in 2018, ruptured her Achilles’ tendon in a game while playing in the Euroleague for Russian team Dynamo Kursk.
With the W.N.B.A.’s minimum salary set just above ,000 and base salaries capped at 0,000, a number of W.N.B.A. players go abroad during the off-season to earn more money.
For CBS Sports Network, the agreement is the latest in a flurry of rights negotiations. Earlier this month CBS signed a television agreement with Ice Cube’s Big3 basketball league that will include games on CBS Sports Network, and the network was an Alliance of American Football telecast partner earlier this year until that league folded.B:
六开彩白姐统一图库“【来】【了】！【出】【来】【了】！【少】【爷】，【那】【桑】【小】【娘】【子】【终】【于】【肯】【出】【来】【了】！” 【见】【到】【这】【抹】【妖】【艳】【的】【身】【姿】，【一】【旁】【的】【丁】【二】【立】【马】【眼】【前】【一】【亮】，【冲】【着】【高】【峰】【惊】【喜】【喊】【道】。 【不】【止】【是】【他】，【刚】【才】【一】【直】【躲】【在】【角】【落】【里】【的】【齐】【圆】，【这】【时】【候】【也】【不】【禁】【被】【眼】【前】【的】【这】【幕】【惊】【呆】【了】，【同】【样】【来】【到】【高】【峰】【身】【前】，【欢】【呼】【道】：“【恭】【喜】【少】【爷】，【贺】【喜】【少】【爷】，【终】【于】【抱】【得】【美】【人】【归】！” 【虽】【然】【盖】【着】【红】【盖】【头】，【但】
“【露】【比】，【看】【来】【他】【不】【怎】【么】【看】【得】【起】【咱】【俩】，【要】【不】【给】【他】【点】【颜】【色】【看】【看】？” 【看】【到】【罗】【伊】【这】【种】【丝】【毫】【不】【将】【她】【们】【放】【在】【眼】【里】【的】【表】【情】，【就】【算】【是】【露】【茜】，【都】【是】【有】【些】【忍】【受】【不】【住】【了】。【她】【们】【晋】【升】【的】【太】【快】，【难】【免】【会】【有】【些】【自】【大】，【她】【们】【两】【个】【也】【不】【能】【免】【俗】。 【就】【好】【比】【一】【个】【本】【来】【家】【产】【只】【有】【十】【万】【的】【人】，【忽】【然】【一】【夜】【之】【间】，【腰】【缠】【万】【贯】，【家】【产】【过】【亿】。【那】【么】【就】【算】【他】【原】【来】【是】【一】【个】【本】
【不】【知】【为】【何】，【云】【蘅】【本】【来】【焦】【灼】【压】【抑】【的】【心】【情】【在】【此】【刻】【居】【然】【都】【释】【放】【出】【来】，【心】【情】【一】【时】【轻】【松】【下】【来】。 【船】【上】【领】【头】【的】【两】【人】【看】【见】【云】【蘅】，【便】【躲】【在】【一】【边】【窃】【窃】【私】【语】【了】【起】【来】，【不】【一】【会】【儿】【似】【乎】【点】【头】【确】【定】【了】【什】【么】，【其】【中】【一】【人】【来】【到】【云】【蘅】【身】【边】，【蹲】【下】【来】【问】【道】，“【姑】【娘】【不】【知】【为】【何】【跟】【踪】【我】【等】？”【这】【声】【音】【听】【着】【耳】【熟】，【云】【蘅】【心】【中】【一】【顿】，【此】【人】【正】【是】【那】【晚】【对】【话】【中】【的】【一】【人】，【看】【来】六开彩白姐统一图库【最】【开】【始】【的】【时】【候】，【迪】【欧】【其】【实】【是】【想】【为】【魔】【界】【拉】【一】【批】【援】【军】【过】【来】，【以】【抵】【挡】【那】【些】【虚】【空】【生】【物】【如】【同】【潮】【水】【一】【般】【源】【源】【不】【断】【的】【凶】【猛】【攻】【势】【的】。 【因】【为】【让】【这】【场】【战】【争】【发】【生】【在】【魔】【界】【里】，【总】【比】【让】【它】【发】【生】【在】【主】【位】【面】【上】【要】【好】。 【但】【是】【这】【一】【切】【的】【前】【提】【是】，【这】【次】【的】【虚】【空】【入】【侵】【只】【会】【发】【生】【在】【魔】【界】【里】！ 【可】【要】【是】【让】【那】【只】【虫】【后】【成】【功】【的】【跑】【到】【主】【位】【面】【去】【了】，【那】【么】【别】【说】【是】【要】【让】【三】
【举】【办】【西】【北】【庆】【功】【宴】【和】【边】【疆】【部】【落】【首】【领】【来】【朝】【进】【贡】【的】【欢】【迎】【宴】【后】，【宴】【会】【结】【束】【后】【的】【当】【晚】，【南】【宫】【奕】【没】【有】【随】【着】【出】【宫】【的】【官】【员】【将】【士】【们】【出】【宫】，【而】【是】【去】【了】【皇】【帝】【的】【寝】【宫】。 “【奕】【儿】【还】【有】【何】【事】？”【皇】【帝】【看】【着】【南】【宫】【奕】【问】【道】。 “【我】【想】【请】【外】【祖】【父】【为】【孙】【儿】【做】【主】，【我】【想】【娶】【逍】【遥】【王】【府】【凌】【诺】【兮】【为】【晋】【阳】【世】【子】【妃】，【请】【外】【祖】【父】【赐】【婚】。”【南】【宫】【奕】【站】【在】【皇】【帝】【面】【前】，【表】【情】【异】【常】【认】
【三】【人】【随】【意】【闲】【聊】【好】【大】【一】【会】【功】【夫】，【苏】【柒】【便】【带】【着】【一】【直】【当】【隐】【形】【人】【的】【顾】【念】【起】【身】【离】【开】【了】【仙】【界】。 “【如】【果】【神】【界】【开】【着】【的】【话】，【我】【便】【带】【你】【去】【星】【辰】【大】【海】【看】【看】【了】。”【云】【端】【之】【上】，【苏】【柒】【揉】【揉】【顾】【念】【的】【头】，【眼】【底】【温】【柔】【与】【宠】【溺】【并】【存】，“【真】【正】【的】【星】【辰】【大】【海】，【可】【比】【我】【当】【年】【送】【你】【的】【那】【一】【片】【要】【广】【阔】【漂】【亮】【得】【多】。” 【顾】【念】【默】【默】【地】【听】【着】，【没】【有】【说】【话】，【只】【是】【脑】【海】【中】【不】【自】【觉】