Smart is giving its subscribers a chance to support the Gilas Pilipinas Men’s National Team all the way to the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in real-time streaming via gigafest.smart.
Fresh from a fantastic 3-0 performance at the Clark bubble, Gilas program director and head coach Tab Baldwin brings his young 12-man lineup to to duke it out with NBA-loaded lineups in Belgrade, Serbia. Gilas is set to play against the home country Serbia and the Dominican Republic on July 1, 2:15 am, and on July 2, 2:30 am Philippine Standard Time, respectively.
“Gilas gave us so much more during their Clark stint and made the return of live international basketball worth the long wait. Fans like myself live for these kinds of games. The Gilas plot represents the story of the Filipino people and we proudly stand beside them all the way in this journey.”
“We are pleased to bring the games directly to our subscribers as the actions happen over gigafest.smart, making sure that Filipinos get to witness the games in Serbia in real time and be able to express our unwavering support online for our young, highly-capable and passionate national team.”
-Alfredo S. Panlilio, President and CEO of PLDT Inc. and Smart Communications, President of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP)
The Philippines is banking on the momentum courtesy of Gilas’ six-game sweep of the FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers. Gilas needs to score an upset in Belgrade to have a shot at the knockout semis against any of the following teams – Puerto Rico, Italy, or Senegal. The top two teams will move to play in Group B of Men’s Basketball at the Tokyo Olympics.
Here’s the full game schedule on Smart Gigafest
- June 30, 10:30 p.m., Senegal vs. Italy (LIVE)
- July 1, 2:15 a.m., Serbia vs. Philippines (LIVE)
- July 1, 10:30 p.m., Italy vs. Puerto Rico (LIVE)
- July 2, 2:30 a.m., Philippines vs. Dominican Republic (LIVE)
Stream Gilas action live via gigafest.smart
Catch the FIBA QQT games live and on-demand on your Smart-powered device. If you are a Smart Prepaid subscriber, simply turn on your mobile data and visit gigafest.smart on your browser to watch the show.
For the best streaming experience, you can register to Double GIGA Video 99, which gives you 2GB data every day for YouTube, Cignal, iWant, and NBA League Pass plus 2GB of open access data, valid for 7 days. To register, just choose Double GIGA Video on the GigaLife app, or dial *123# on your smartphone.
Smart Signature subscribers can also stream the show effortlessly on gigafest.smart. Simply make sure that you’re on data mode.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.