SEATTLE – The Seattle Storm today announced a partnership with ROOT SPORTS to air nine home games on tape delay across a five-state region spanning Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Washington and portions of Idaho.
“Our partnership with ROOT SPORTS furthers our commitment to grow the game of women’s basketball and the Seattle Storm brand across the region,” said Alisha Valavanis, Storm CEO and General Manager. “Through additional broadcast and live streaming partnerships, we are thrilled to reach fans across local, regional, national and global audiences.”
Seattle’s July 5 matchup vs. the Atlanta Dream marked the first of nine Storm games to re-air on ROOT SPORTS. Eight of the Storm’s nine remaining home games will be shown on tape delay on ROOT SPORTS. Seattle’s July 12 home contest vs. the Dallas Wings will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network and will not re-air on ROOT SPORTS.
ROOT SPORTS is home to several Pacific Northwest professional teams including the Seattle Mariners and the Portland Timbers. The network delivers more than 350 live events each year across a five-state footprint.
The Storm’s 20th season features widespread coverage across national and local television outlets. The team is scheduled to make 23 appearances this season across ABC (2), ESPN2 (2), CBS Sports Network (7) and NBA TV (8), as well as Twitter (4). In addition, 16 regular-season home games at Angel of the Winds Arena and Alaska Airlines Arena are being broadcast locally on JOEtv (KZJO Ch. 22, Cable 110).
Raise the trophy with the Storm with a Storm 360 Membership, package or group experience available online or by calling (206) 217-WNBA (9622). Single-game tickets are available at StormBasketball.com.
ABOUT ROOT SPORTS
ROOT SPORTSTM is the television home of the Seattle Mariners, Seattle Seahawks, Portland Timbers, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Big Sky Conference and Mountain West. The network delivers more than 350 live events each year across a five-state footprint. ROOT SPORTS is operated by AT&T Sports Networks, which operates regional sports networks in the Northwest, Pittsburgh, Rocky Mountain and Southwest regions. The four networks combined reach across 22 states and own exclusive rights to produce and distribute live events from more than 25 teams and conferences.
ABOUT THE SEATTLE STORM
The Seattle Storm is a three-time WNBA championship team committed to bringing a premium professional basketball and entertainment experience to a fan base rich in tradition and support. The organization places high value on community and building platforms to positively impact the overall entertainment, attraction and economy of the Puget Sound region. In addition, the Storm is dedicated to local youth development in the areas of fitness and wellness; with a special emphasis on inspiring leadership, motivation and the empowerment of girls and women. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit StormBasketball.com.