How to Watch WNBA Basketball and the Commissioner’s Cup Championship with DISH

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The WNBA is having a banner year. Between Caitlin Clark’s breakout rookie season, the emergence of new rivalries, and tight competition at the top of the standings, women’s basketball is leveling up in 2024. 

The excitement continues Tuesday, June 25 with the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship. Similar to the NBA In-Season Tournament, the Commissioner’s Cup is a tournament that counts the results of five regular season games toward the standings in the Commissioner’s Cup Championship. Based on those results, the top team in each conference will face off for the Championship. 

This year, the Minnesota Lynx (who went 4-1 in Commissioner’s Cup games) will visit last year’s defending CC champions, the New York Liberty, who were undefeated in Commissioner’s Cup games. Here’s everything you need to know about the Commissioner’s Cup Championship and how to watch with DISH. Not a DISH subscriber? Follow this link to find the best offer and subscribe to DISH today!


How to Watch the Commissioner’s Cup Championship With DISH

The Commissioner’s Cup Championship game will take place Tuesday, June 25 at 8:00pm ET from the Liberty’s UBS Arena in Belmont Park, NY. The game will stream exclusively on Prime Video, which requires a separate subscription from DISH. However, if you have Amazon Prime, you can access Prime Video directly through the menu on your DISH remote. Here’s how you can watch Prime Video with DISH


Where To Watch WNBA Games With DISH

WNBA broadcast rights are split between a variety of programmers. Here’s a breakdown:

ION – 43 games (Channel 250)

NBA TV – 40 games (Channel 156)

ESPN/ ABC/ ESPN2 – 25 games (ESPN is on channel 140; check the guide for your local ABC channel)

Prime Video* – 21 games

CBS Sports Network – 12 games

CBS/ Paramount+* – 8 games (Check the guide for your local CBS channel)

*Requires a separate subscription

To watch the most WNBA basketball games with DISH, follow this link for package information


When is the WNBA All-Star Game?

The WNBA All-Star Game will take place Saturday, July 20 at 8:30pm ET from the Footprint Center in Phoenix. ABC will carry the broadcast.

This year’s All-Star Game, the WNBA’s 20th, will feature a different format. In honor of the upcoming Paris Olympics, the game will feature the WNBA All-Stars taking on the USA Women’s National Team. Obviously, there is overlap between the two teams, but with Caitlin Clark’s controversial exclusion from the National Team, there will still be plenty of star power on the WNBA side of the floor.

You can vote for the WNBA All-Stars through Saturday, June 29. The roster for both teams will be announced on Tuesday, July 2.


What Are the Other Key Dates in the WNBA Season?

The Olympic break begins immediately following the All-Star Game. Accordingly, WNBA action will be paused from Sunday, July 21 through Sunday, Aug. 14. The trade deadline is August 20, and the regular season concludes on Sept. 19. Following that, the playoffs begin on Sept. 22 and will continue for about a month, with Oct. 20 the last possible Finals date.