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Seattle Storm




Sports property

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Seattle, WA

Chicago Sky valued at US$85m after investors acquire 10% stake

Seattle Storm only team valued higher in WNBA as Cubs co-owner and Foot Locker CEO buy in.


7 June 2023

Jimmy Pitaro admits growth of women’s sports makes ESPN rights retentions more difficult

Network chairman says WNBA and NCAA championships value increases are ‘high-class problem.’

Politics & Governance

1 June 2023

Phoenix Mercury v LA Sparks averages 683k viewers on ESPN

Disney-owned network's 2023 tip-off coverage now the most viewed WNBA regular season game on US pay-TV in 24 years.

Content & Programming

23 May 2023

What the 2023 WNBA season will tell us about the future of the league

‘Growth’ is the word on everyone’s lips as the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) returns for its 27th season. As the teams prepare for tip-...


19 May 2023

Seattle Storm valued at WNBA record ‘US$151m’ after minority share sale

North American basketball franchise reportedly sells stakes to 15 investors.


9 February 2023

Seattle Kraken make Samantha Holloway third female principal team owner in the NHL

42-year-old gets same power as her father and franchise co-founder David Bonderman.

Politics & Governance

12 December 2022

NFL causes small drop in WNBA finals ratings but ESPN hails overall growth

Strong regular season numbers a cause for optimism at Disney-owned networks.

Social Media & Fan Engagement

21 September 2022

WNBA scores most-watched playoffs in 20 years

Average 439k viewers tune in through 19 games on ESPN.

Media Rights

12 September 2022