ESPN and ABC to Exclusively Air the 2023 WNBA Finals Presented by YouTube TV – Las Vegas Aces vs. New York Liberty Begins Sunday, Oct. 8

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ESPN and ABC will offer exclusive coverage of the 2023 WNBA Finals Presented by YouTubeTV, featuring the highly anticipated showdown – dubbed the “superteams” by pundits and fans – between defending champion Las Vegas Aces and the New York Liberty. Action for the best-of-five series tips off with Game 1 when two-time MVP A’ja Wilson and the Las Vegas Aces host two-time MVP Breanna Stewart and the New York Liberty, on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m. ET on ABC.

The 2023 edition of the WNBA Finals Presented by YouTube TV will mark the 27th consecutive season of WNBA Finals on ESPN platforms. ESPN Deportes will provide exclusive, Spanish-language coverage, starting with Game 1.

Games 2 and 3 of the Finals will air on Wednesday, Oct. 11, and Sunday, Oct. 15, respectively. The if-necessary games 4 and 5 will be played on Wednesday, Oct. 18, and Friday, Oct. 20.

ESPN’s team will be led by the main crew of veteran play-by-play commentator Ryan Ruocco, Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famers Rebecca Lobo and Holly Rowe — for their 11th season together. Andraya Carter will serve as sideline analyst.

WNBA Countdown Presented by Google will precede each WNBA Finals game from site.  LaChina Robinson will host WNBA Countdown joined by Carter, as well as Women’s Basketball Hall of Famer Carolyn Peck and ESPN basketball analyst and Los Angeles Sparks Forward Chiney Ogwumike.

ESPN’s camera complement will consist of more than 20 cameras, providing coverage from every angle. The production will also be enhanced by in-game audio and other access-driven elements that highlight the players and coaches throughout the Finals. Carter will also utilize enhanced telestration from the sidelines, while Rowe will interview players after the first and third quarters.

Multiplatform Coverage

SportsCenter ESPN’s flagship news program will cover the action through game highlights, analysis, and storytelling, including a Finals preview piece by Monica McNutt, live hits from WNBA Countdown and championship wrap-up with Lobo.

WNBA Hoop Streams Finals show will be hosted by Christine Williamson, alongside Terrika Foster-Brasby and Ros Gold-Onwude, and stream on the ESPN App, YouTube, Facebook, and X (formerly Twitter) ahead of Game 1 at 2:30 p.m. Around the Rim, ESPN’s women’s basketball show hosted by Foster-Brasby and Robinson will have two Finals episode, airing on ESPN YouTube Channel Thursday, Oct. 5 and Thursday, Oct. 12.

ESPN.com’s Michael Voepel and Alexa Philippou will provide live, on-site coverage throughout the WNBA Finals, along with ESPN writer Kevin Pelton. Prior to Game 1, the trio will break down the championship match-up, debate the biggest questions heading into the series, and predict which team will win and who will be Finals MVP. Additional content includes player profiles, an in-depth piece by Pelton examining the trend and increasing number of former players as assistants and head coaches, and a piece from Voepel looks at the summer of the superteams.

ESPN Social will provide on-site coverage throughout the Finals. Custom images, player reaction, behind- the-scenes content and other social executions will be shared across ESPN’s various social platforms.

Andscape’s coverage of the WNBA Finals will feature Foster-Brasby taking a deep dive into the cultural atmosphere of the Las Vegas Aces and New York Liberty through a series of digital video content. She will explore how both franchises are led by prominent Black women and how those women have revamped the fan experience to incorporate Black culture and become two of the most popular venues in the WNBA. The series will drop to Andscape’s social platforms including Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

Things to Know about the 2023 WNBA Finals Presented by YouTubeTV

WNBA Finals Presented by YouTube TV Television Schedule

Date Time (ET) Matchup Network
Thu, Oct 5   Around the Rim

Terrika Foster-Brasby, LaChina Robinson

ESPN YouTube Channel
Sun, Oct 8

 

 

 

2:30 p.m. WNBA Countdown Presented by Google
Robinson, Carolyn Peck, Chiney Ogwumike, Adraya Carter
ABC
2:30 p.m. WNBA Hoop Streams Finals

Christine Williamson, Foster-Brasby, Ros Gold-Onwude

ESPN App, YouTube, Facebook, and X (formerly Twitter)
3 p.m. New York Liberty at Las Vegas Aces – Game 1
Ryan Ruocco, Rebecca Lobo, Holly Rowe, Andraya Carter
ABC, ESPN App (in Spanish)
Wed, Oct 11

 

 

8 p.m. WNBA Countdown Presented by Google

Robinson, Peck, Ogwumike, Carter

ESPN
9 p.m. New York Liberty at Las Vegas Aces – Game 2
Ruocco, Lobo, Rowe, Carter
ESPN, ESPN Deportes (in Spanish)
Thu, Oct 12 Around the Rim

Christine Williamson, Foster-Brasby, Ros Gold-Onwude

ESPN YouTube Channel
Sun, Oct 15 2:30 p.m. WNBA Countdown Presented by Google

Robinson, Peck, Ogwumike, Carter

ABC
3 p.m. Las Vegas Aces at New York Liberty – Game 3

Ruocco, Lobo, Rowe, Carter

ABC, ESPN Deportes (in Spanish)
Wed, Oct 18 7 p.m. WNBA Countdown Presented by Google

Robinson, Peck, Ogwumike, Carter

ESPN
8 p.m. Las Vegas Aces at New York Liberty – Game 4

Ruocco, Lobo, Rowe, Carter

ESPN, ESPN Deportes (in Spanish)
Fri, Oct 20 8 p.m. WNBA Countdown Presented by Google

Robinson, Peck, Ogwumike, Carter

ESPN
9 p.m. New York Liberty at Las Vegas Aces – Game 5

Ruocco, Lobo, Rowe, Carter

ESPN, ESPN Deportes (in Spanish)

 


 

 

ESPN Deportes Ofrece Cobertura en exclusivo las Finales de la WNBA de 2023 presentadas por YouTube TV: el partido entre Las Vegas Aces y New York Liberty comienza el domingo 8 de octubre

ESPN ofrecerá cobertura exclusiva de las Finales de la WNBA de 2023 presentadas por YouTube TV, que incluyen el muy anticipado enfrentamiento entre los llamados “superequipos” de la liga: el campeón defensor, Las Vegas Aces, vs. New York Liberty.  La acción de la serie al mejor de cinco partidos comienza con el partido 1, cuando la dos veces jugadora más valiosa (MVP) A’ja Wilson y Las Vegas Aces reciban a la dos veces jugadora más valiosa Breanna Stewart y New York Liberty, el domingo 8 de octubre, a las 3 p.m. ET por ABC.

La edición de 2023 de las Finales de la WNBA presentadas por YouTube TV será la 27.a temporada consecutiva de las Finales de la WNBA en las plataformas de ESPN. ESPN Deportes ofrecerá una cobertura de la serie completa en español. 

Los partidos 2 y 3 de las Finales se transmitirán el miércoles 11 de octubre y el domingo 15 de octubre, respectivamente. Si fuera necesario disputar los partidos 4 y 5, estos se jugarían el miércoles 18 de octubre y el viernes 20 de octubre.

El conjunto de cámaras de ESPN constará de más de 20 cámaras, las cuales ofrecerán cobertura desde todos los ángulos. El audio dentro del juego y otros elementos de acceso exclusivo, que destacan a las jugadoras y entrenadoras a lo largo de las Finales, también optimizarán la producción.

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Horario televisivo de las Finales de la WNBA presentadas por YouTube TV

Fecha Hora (ET) Partido Cadena
Domingo 8 de octubre

 

 

 

2:30 p.m. WNBA Countdown presentado por Google LaChina Robinson, Carolyn Peck, Chiney Ogwumike, Adraya Carter ABC
3 p.m. New York Liberty vs. Las Vegas Aces (equipo local) – Partido 1
Ryan Ruocco, Rebecca Lobo, Holly Rowe, Andraya Carter
ABC, ESPN App (en español)
Miércoles 11 de octubre

 

 

8 p.m. WNBA Countdown presentado por Google

Robinson, Peck, Ogwumike, Carter

8 p.m. New York Liberty vs. Las Vegas Aces (equipo local) – Partido 2
Ruocco, Lobo, Rowe, Carter
ESPN, ESPN Deportes (en español)
Domingo 15 de octubre 2:30 p.m. WNBA Countdown presentado por Google

 

Robinson, Peck, Ogwumike, Carter

ABC
3 p.m. Las Vegas Aces vs. New York Liberty (equipo local) – Partido 3

 Ruocco, Lobo, Rowe, Carter

ABC, ESPN Deportes (en español)
Miércoles 18 de octubre 7 p.m. WNBA Countdown presentado por Google

Robinson, Peck, Ogwumike, Carter

ESPN
8 p.m. Las Vegas Aces vs. New York Liberty (equipo local) – Partido 4

 Ruocco, Lobo, Rowe, Carter

ESPN, ESPN Deportes (en español)
Viernes 20 de octubre 7 p.m. WNBA Countdown presentado por Google

Robinson, Peck, Ogwumike, Carter

ESPN
8 p.m. New York Liberty vs. Las Vegas Aces (equipo local) – Partido 5

 Ruocco, Lobo, Rowe, Carter

ESPN, ESPN Deportes (en español)

 

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