FIBA partner Smart Communications Inc. to stream Gilas Pilipinas’ FIBA Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers campaign
As the FIBA Asia Cup 2025 Qualifiers near, Filipino basketball fans can look forward to watching Gilas Pilipinas’ games through the Smart LiveStream App, thanks to FIBA global partner Smart Communications Inc. (Smart).
The upcoming qualifiers will see Gilas competing in Group B against New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Chinese Taipei. The first two games will take place on February 22 and February 25. These matches mark the beginning of a series of qualifiers, with the top two teams from six groups advancing to the Asia Cup in 2025.
Tim Cone, the winningest coach in the Philippine Basketball Association, will lead the team, with a lineup that includes notable players such as June Mar Fajardo, Kai Sotto, CJ Perez, and Justin Brownlee.
Smart’s Senior Vice President and Head of Consumer Wireless Business, Kristine Go, expressed the company’s commitment to providing a world-class mobile network to enable Filipino fans to continue supporting the team.
Additionally, basketball enthusiasts who wish to show their support in person can purchase tickets for the February 25 match at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.
Jude Turcuato, the First Vice President and Head of Sports at PLDT and Smart, emphasized the company’s goal of enabling everyone, whether in person or online, to support Gilas as they represent the Philippines on the global stage.
In addition to FIBA games, the Smart LiveStream App also provides access to other live sports events, including the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP), and the National Basketball Training Center (NBTC), among others.
For more information about the Smart LiveStream App, interested individuals can visit smrt.ph/livestream.