Filipino basketball fans can watch and support, on their smartphones and mobile devices, the stint of Gilas Pilipinas in the much-anticipated FIBA World Cup 2019 to be held in China starting August 31.
With Smart’s Free YouTube For All promo, every Filipino can watch and cheer as our basketball heroes fight for flag and country—against all the odds—wherever we are. As we cheer on from the opening tip off of the first game to the closing buzzer of the last, following Gilas’ journey on YouTube will allow us to live up to the recognition of being the best basketball fans in the world.
Join the #PilipinasGotGame campaign as our local pros battle it out with Italy, Serbia and Angola in the Group D elimination round of the FIBA World Cup 2019. Gilas will play Italy on August 31, Serbia on September 2 and Angola on September 4. The games will be aired live on ESPN5 and its YouTube channel. “Smart has always been a passionate supporter of the country’s sports programs, particularly basketball. We are big basketball fans too, and like every Filipino fan, are fully invested in our national team’s basketball journey. We are eager to watch every play, every highlight and cheer for Gilas Pilipinas in every game.” said Oscar Reyes, Jr. Head of Consumer Business, Smart.
He added, “We are happy to be able to bring the FIBA Gilas Pilipinas action straight to the smartphones of millions of our Filipino customers with #FreeYouTubeForAll.” Be part of the action with Smart’s Free YouTube for All, which allows Smart customers to stream all the games on the fastest LTE network. Just dial *123# to avail of #FreeYouTubeForAll to keep up with the FIBA World Cup games live. Show one-nation, one-heart support for Gilas Pilipinas on social media with the following official hashtags: #ParaSaBayan, #SmartGilas, #FIBAWC and #PilipinasGotGame. Led by Coach Yeng Guiao, the final 12 announced last August 25, will be comprised of World Cup returnees Andray Blatche, June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, and National Team mainstay Gabe Norwood. PBA Rookies CJ Perez and Robert Bolick will also get a crack at basketball glory this early in their careers with the likes of Paul Lee, Troy Rosario, Roger Pogoy, Raymund Almazan, Kiefer Ravena, and original Gilas team participant Mark Barroca. With Smart, you’re sure to never miss a Gilas Pilipinas game at the #FIBAWC2019. Thanks to the reliable high-speed connectivity from the country’s undisputed fastest LTE network, as awarded by globally renowned internet testing companies Ookla, OpenSignal, Tutela, and P3. Experience FIBA World Cup live with Smart’s Free YouTube for All and for more details visit www.smart.com.ph, follow Smart Communications on Facebook and @livesmart on Instagram and Twitter.