NBA EXTENDS PARTNERSHIPS WITH GLOBE TELECOM, PLDT AND SMART TO BRING NBA LEAGUE PASS TO FANS IN THE PHILIPPINES
– Globe, PLDT and Smart to Offer Special NBA League Pass Packages to Their More Than 213 Million Total Subscribers Nationwide-
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, Nov. 5, 2019 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced an expansion of existing partnerships with Globe Telecom (Globe), Smart Communications Inc. (Smart) and PLDT, Inc., leading digital services and telecommunications providers, to distribute NBA League Pass, the league’s premium live game subscription service, to their more than 213 million total subscribers nationwide.
Globe, Smart and PLDT will feature League Pass, Team Choice and 3-Game Choice packages in monthly pricing options starting as low as Php 85, and a weekly pricing offer for the League Pass package. For streaming games on mobile devices, Globe subscribers can register to Globe’s data packages by texting GoWATCH 29, GoWATCH 99 or GoWATCH399 to 8080, while Smart subscribers can register to Smart’s data packages by dialing *123# and choosing GIGA VIDEO.
“It’s terrific to continue this journey with Globe, PLDT and Smart, companies that share our commitment to innovation as we create authentic NBA experiences tailor-made for our digital-savvy consumers,” said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson. “Building on the introduction of live regular season games on NBA Philippines Facebook and Twitter, we are working closely with the nation’s leading digital services and telecommunications providers to introduce affordable packages and data bundles to make the NBA more accessible to millions of our fans across the country.”
NBA League Pass will continue to provide 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, including the NBA Mobile View, which delivers a closer shot of the action optimized for viewing on mobile phones, tablets and connected devices. Team Choice is available for all 30 teams, giving fans the option to follow one team and watch their favorite players throughout the season, while the new 3-Game Choice enables users to watch up to three games of their choice per month.
In addition, NBA League Pass will spotlight exclusive NBA TV programming headlined by flagship program NBA GameTime as well as new shows including The Warmup, #Handles, and The List.
The Warmup, hosted by Stephanie Ready and Chris Miles, will offer the latest news, on-site reports, trending social media topics and fantasy updates prior to tip-off. The daily show will feature a roster of leading analysts including Gary Payton, Grant Hill, Isiah Thomas, Candace Parker, and Sekou Smith.
#Handles on NBA TV will provide an innovative, social driven experience that will see hosts Tas Melas and 13-year NBA veteran Channing Frye engage with fans via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and recap the night’s top highlights and storylines.
Led by Jared Greenberg and Steve Smith, The List is a half-hour show intended to inspire conversation and celebrate some of the most popular players, moments, teams and achievements throughout the NBA’s history.
Fans in the Philippines can subscribe to select NBA League Pass offerings on Globe by visiting their official store on Lazada and Shopee. Fans can download the official NBA App for free on the App Store and Google Play Store to access NBA League Pass on the go together with official game highlights, schedules, scores, stats and standings among other key features.
For more information on Globe data packages, visit www.globe.com.ph and follow Globe Telecom on Facebook. For more details on PLDT and Smart product offerings, follow the official Facebook pages of PLDT and Smart.
Select 2019-20 NBA regular-season games can be livestreamed in the Philippines for free on Facebook Watch and Twitter. Follow NBA Philippines on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest information on the livestreams. Additional details regarding the distribution of NBA games and programming will be announced soon.