Smart launches NBA.Smart portal to bring the live NBA games to Filipino fans
[July 31, 2020] Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. is bringing the NBA closer to Filipino fans as it launches NBA.Smart, a portal that enables subscribers to watch live NBA TV starting July 31 – right from the very first tip-off at the Orlando bubble where the world’s best basketball resumes action.
Still on its beta phase, NBA.Smart is part of Smart’s exclusive multi-year partnership with the NBA aimed at making NBA content more accessible to millions of Filipinos, who are known as some of the most avid fans of the sport.
NBA.Smart will be initially accessible on select mobile browsers, including Safari (iOS 13.3 and up) and their desktop counterparts. Smart shall constantly update the portal to enhance the experience of customers across different mobile browsers. For more details on the compatible browsers, visit the FAQ section of NBA.Smart.
A Whole New Game for Filipinos
On the portal, Smart Prepaid subscribers who are registered to any Giga Video promo and Smart Signature customers should key in their Smart number to generate a unique ticket code for their session. Smart subscribers only need to enter this unique ticket code so they can start watching the 24/7 NBA basketball content programming of NBA TV Philippines.
Through NBA.Smart, subscribers can watch the games anywhere – whether they are at home, stuck in traffic, commuting to work, spending a mini break at the office, or waiting in line for an errand.
“We share the excitement of Filipino fans for the return of the NBA games after months without live basketball. This beta portal of NBA.Smart is our big step to whet the appetite of the fans and make it simpler for them to follow all the hardcourt action in this much anticipated NBA season,” said Smart President and CEO and PLDT Chief Revenue Officer Alfredo S. Panlilio, who also happens to be the President of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas.
“Basketball is like a religion in the Philippines, so this opportunity to bring live NBA TV content at the palm of our customers only reinforces our commitment to give our customers exactly what they want, and enable them to pursue their passions through mobile technology,” said Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart.
Home-court advantage with Smart
Smart Prepaid customers can catch the hardcourt action throughout the season on live NBA TV by registering to Giga Video 99, which comes with 1 GB Video Every Day for YouTube, NBA, iWant, iflix, Cignal Play + 2 GB for 7 days. To register, simply dial *123# and choose Giga, then select Video.
On the other hand, Smart Signature customers can get their head in the game by streaming live NBA TV and immersing in the latest updates about their favorite teams with their data-packed plans.
Hard-core basketball fans can also purchase the NBA League Pass using their Smart Prepaid load or charged to their Smart Postpaid bill. NBA League Pass offers unlimited access to all live NBA games in high-definition with live stats and multiple viewing options and angles, including the NBA Mobile View. It also offers access to special features and video-on-demand content.
Subscribers can enjoy all the NBA content on the go powered by Smart LTE, the country’s fastest mobile data network, as certified by third-party analytics firms including Ookla and Opensignal.
Passion through Giga
NBA.Smart continues the promise of Smart to help empower the various passion points of the Filipino through its various Giga offers.
For more details on Smart’s promos and services, including the Giga offers, follow Smart’s official accounts on Facebook (www.fb.com/SmartCommunications), Twitter, and Instagram (@LiveSmart).