NBA partners with PLDT and Smart to bring NBA League Pass to fans in
and Smart to offer live and on-demand NBA Games to their 62 million
subscribers through NBA League Pass Offerings -
May 24, 2018 - The National Basketball Association (NBA), leading
telecommunications and digital services providers PLDT Inc. and Smart
Communications Inc. (Smart) today announced a new multiyear partnership
that will make available select offerings of NBA League Pass, the league’s
premium live game subscription service, to more than 62 million subscribers
in the Philippines.
PLDT and Smart are now making available select offerings of NBA League
Pass to their subscribers, providing fans with access to live and on-demand
NBA games online and via mobile devices. The NBA League Pass
offerings include Day Pass (Php50), which enables users to watch live
games for a 24-hour period. The new offerings can be accessed
online and through iOS and Android phones and tablets.
PLDT Home will provide users the option to add the selected
NBA League Pass offering into their monthly broadband subscription,
while Smart Prepaid and Postpaid customers can purchase the Day Pass
by texting NBA50 to 9999. Additionally, PLDT’s broadband
and Smart’s mobile subscribers will have access to NBA highlights,
game recaps and daily top plays on the official websites of PLDT Home
and Smart 360.
“Filipinos have an unparalleled love for basketball, which
is why the game has been at the center of our advocacy for sports excellence
all over the country,” said PLDT and Smart Senior Vice
President and Head of Consumer Business Market Development, Oscar A.
Reyes, Jr. “Through our groundbreaking partnership with
NBA, we look forward to empowering Filipinos with digital experiences
that enrich their lifestyle whether at home or on-the-go – through
our world-class partners and innovative platforms, powered by the country’s
most extensive and robust fixed line and wireless networks.”
“We are excited to work with PLDT and Smart, two companies
that share our passion for providing live NBA action and exciting content
to our Filipino fans on the devices they use most,” said
NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson. “PLDT
and Smart provide the ideal platform for us to broaden our reach in
the Philippines and provide more channels to bring the NBA experience
to our passionate fans across the country.”
NBA League Pass subscriptions offer fans in more than 200 countries
access to a complete season of live NBA games. Subscribers can watch
regular-season games, NBA All-Star, NBA Playoffs, The Finals, as well
as select preseason and NBA Summer League games live and in high-definition
with live stats and multiple viewing options, including the NBA Mobile
View, which delivers a closer shot of the action optimized for viewing
on the smaller screens of tablets and phones.
Through the partnership, PLDT and Smart will also serve as official
partners of NBA 3X Philippines presented by AXA, a 3-on-3 tournament
featuring men’s and women’s teams and authentic NBA entertainment,
showcasing their products and services at the event.