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Atlanta Dream and New York Liberty sign new local TV deals

Ahead of the new WNBA season beginning May 24, the Atlanta Dream and New York Liberty completed new local TV deals.

The Dream has signed a multi-platform media deal with WSB-TV, which is the highest-rated station in the Atlanta market.

WSB-TV will broadcast 18 Dream games during the 2019 season, which will also be streamed on WSBTV.com and through the WSB-TV mobile app. Four games will also be shown locally on Bounce TV.

The Dream previously aired games on the Fox Sports South regional sports network but is now looking for a more local approach.

Meanwhile, the Liberty has signed a deal with the YES Network, the cable home of the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Nets, which will televise 16 home games this season. Those games will also be streamed on the Fox Sports Go app.

The deal represents a boost for new Liberty owner Joe Tsai, the Alibaba billionaire, who is looking to expand the team’s reach in the New York area.

The WNBA recently named Cathy Engelbert, the Deloitte CEO, as its new commissioner.

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