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WNBA, ESPN extend deal

Fri., March 29, 2013

The WNBA has extended its contract with ESPN through the 2022 season. The league and network announced Thursday they had added six years to their current broadcasting deal, which had four seasons remaining. ESPN has been televising WNBA games since its inaugural season in 1997. Up to 30 games will be aired yearly on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. WNBA President Laurel Richie acknowledged the importance of the new deal and appreciated the network’s commitment to the league. “The message to me is ESPN is as dedicated as we are to shining a light on women’s sports,” Richie said. – Associated Press


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