Basketball fans can catch and support high school and club teams from all over the Philippines as they compete in the upcoming National Basketball Training Center (NBTC) tournament, as the Smart LiveStream App streams the games for free.
Kicking off in North Luzon on January 19 – 21, followed by its Mindanao leg on February 2 – 4, Visayas leg on February 16-18, South Luzon on March 1-3, and ending in Pasay in March, 68 grassroots teams will vie for a spot in the regional championships, where four teams from each region will advance to the nationals and battle it out on the hardcourt against Metro Manila and invited foreign clubs.
“Aligned with our advocacy to support grassroots sports development in the Philippines, Smart is enabling Filipinos nationwide to watch NBTC via mobile phones or Smart TV with the Smart LiveStream App, and also to raise awareness and provide exposure to our homegrown basketball talents,” said Jude Turcuato, FVP and Head of Sports at PLDT and Smart
Prominent names like Houston Rockets guard Jalen Green, Gilas Pilipinas center Kai Sotto, Kamaka Hepa, Kihei Clark, Jeron Artest, and Kai Ballungay all competed in the NBTC.
“Sports, particularly basketball, has always been at the heart of many Filipinos. We are glad to have the support of Smart in helping the Filipino youth cultivate their love for the sport and in inspiring them to become the best athletes that they can be, especially when they suit up for their teams in the future,” said NBTC Program Director Eric Altamirano.
Smart subscribers can catch all the NBTC action on the Smart LiveStream App using their smartphones or tablets while connected to Smart mobile Internet or their PLDT Home WiFi, which allows subscribers access to absolutely free streaming and no monthly app subscription needed. Smart LiveStream App offers a user-friendly interface and high-quality streaming to make the experience more fun for fans.
For a much more immersive viewing experience, Smart users may also stream the NBTC games on their Google-certified Android TV on Android 8.0 version by downloading the Smart LiveStream TV App from the Android TV Google Play Store and linking their Android TV to the app. To do this, subscribers simply need to open the Smart LiveStream Mobile App, go to Menu, click Link Device, and enable the camera to scan the QR code displayed on the Android TV.
Alternatively, Android TV users may go to smart.com.ph/livestream to sign into their account, then go to Menu, click Device Management to add their Android TV by entering the code displayed on the TV and activate their Smart LiveStream TV App.
Powered by the Philippines’ Fastest and Best Mobile Network
The Smart LiveStream App is powered by the Philippines’ fastest and best mobile network, as cited by Ookla, the global leader for mobile and broadband network intelligence. Smart is the first and only Philippine mobile operator to earn such rare and prestigious recognition for three consecutive reporting periods – in Q1-Q2 2022, Q3-Q4 2022, and Q1-Q2 2023.
To know more about the NBTC on the Smart LiveStream App, follow Smart’s official Facebook or go to smart.com.ph/Pages/livestream.