Exclusive: ESPN Adds Athletes Unlimited Pro Basketball to Broadcast Roster

The multi-year renewal deal includes softball, volleyball and lacrosse

More professional basketball is coming to television.

ESPN and Athletes Unlimited, a network of professional women’s sports leagues, signed a multi-year renewal deal that adds the pro basketball league to the network, which puts all four AU sports—basketball, softball, lacrosse and volleyball—on ESPN platforms.

More than 70 live games across the four sports will air on linear networks in 2024, and the deal kicks off Feb. 29 with the start of the AU basketball season live from Dallas, with rosters including Olympians, WNBA All-Stars and WNBA champions.

Athletes Unlimited launched in 2020 with a professional softball league and has since rapidly expanded.

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