POWERED by the nation’s leading mobile service provider, Smart Communications Inc. (Smart), NBA.com/Philippines recorded over 2.3 million page views in April 2022 alone, while NBA.com achieved over 77.9 million page views in the same month.
Local NBA content featuring prominent Filipino basketball personalities like Coach Norman Black, Gabe Norwood, and LA Tenorio talking about the NBA drew more people to the site, making it the top website country athlete.
In February 2021, the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Smart relaunched the league’s official website in the Philippines as part of the two industry behemoths’ partnership to provide Filipinos with access to match highlights, statistics , standings, scores, schedules, localized content, latest news, among others.
“Our strong partnership with the NBA through NBA.com/Philippines allows us to strengthen our suite of services for Smart customers, bringing the world’s premier basketball league closer to Filipino fans,” said Jude Turcuato, FVP and Head of sports at PLDT and Intelligent.
Fans can watch live NBA games and programs on NBA TV Philippines anytime, anywhere on their smartphones. All they need to do is download the GigaPlay app from the App Store or Google Play Store, or visit smart.com.ph/gigaplay.
Smart subscribers can also enjoy free access to NBA.com/Philippines, the league’s official digital destination in the country. NBA.com/Philippines also offers Smart subscribers access to articles with no data charges.
The online NBA destination also features original content from local basketball players, coaches and analysts offering fresh perspectives on the latest NBA news and trends.
Alternatively, Smart customers can subscribe to NBA League Pass, the league’s premium game subscription service that offers the most comprehensive live and on-demand access to an entire season of NBA games in high definition with live stats and multiple viewing options. Smart Postpaid subscribers can choose to subscribe and have it billed to their Smart mobile plan for their convenience, while prepaid users can subscribe through their prepaid charge. To support the superior mobile viewing experience of NBA fans in the Philippines and the steady growth of mobile data traffic, Smart has increased its total number of base stations nationwide to 76,600 by the end of March 2022, providing 3G, 4G/LTE and 5G to customers across the country, including approximately 7,300 5G base stations, all supported by Smart PLDT’s parent company’s 803,000 kilometer fiber infrastructure.