The National Basketball Association (NBA) and digital services provider Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) announced the relaunch of NBA.com/Philippines. The site is now the league’s official digital destination in the country. This announcement builds on the NBA and Smart’s existing partnership to provide Smart subscribers with access to NBA’s platforms. This includes the NBA League Pass, the league’s premium live game subscription service. It also includes NBA.Smart, Smart’s over-the-top service that live streams NBA TV Philippines, a localized version of the NBA’s dedicated 24/7 channel.
Official digital NBA destination
The online NBA destination will offer Filipino fans access to game highlights, stats, standings, scores, schedules, and more. In addition, NBA.com/Philippines will offer localized content. There will be recaps and analyses from its roster of sports reporters and basketball personalities. Additionally, a weekly podcast titled “NBA Hype Squad” will feature discussions hosted by local influencers about the latest league news. As part of Smart’s promotions, the network will also provide its prepaid and postpaid subscribers access to editorial content on NBA.com/Philippines without incurring data charges.
Smart users can watch the 2020-21 NBA season by subscribing to NBA League Pass. They can subscribe to monthly or 3-Game Choice packages at P485 and P85, respectively. NBA League Pass provides the most comprehensive live and on-demand access to an entire season of NBA games in high-definition. It comes with live stats and additional camera angles including NBA Mobile View, which delivers a closer shot of the action optimized for viewing on mobile devices.
Additionally, Smart prepaid customers can watch the live stream of NBA TV Philippines by subscribing to Smart’s data packages They can dial *123#, choose GIGA VIDEO 99, and register their mobile and ticket number on NBA.Smart. GIGA VIDEO provides 1GB for watching videos on NBA League Pass, YouTube, and Cignal Play. It also has 2GB of additional data per week.