PBA will be back soon in a bubble setup similar to the NBA bubble and Smart will be powering the sports broadcast at the start of the PBA All-Filipino Cup today, October 11 at the Clark Freeport in Pampanga.
With the Fiber-like speeds on mobile devices, you can get simpler and more efficient capture and broadcast with Smart 5G on the court. But of course, it’s not just the internet because with Smart 5G, fans can also expect better angles and content from teams and players as there will be ball-tracking cameras and even heat-sensing cameras that can monitor the health and safety of the members of the 12-team league and the teams working at PBA.
“Both technology and basketball are in the DNA of Smart. In this unprecedented PBA league, we are bringing these two together with the country’s first-ever 5G-powered sports broadcast, paving the way for new exciting experiences for organizers, players, and fans of the sport,” said PLDT-Smart Chairman Manny V. Pangilinan.
“This reset is huge for Filipino basketball fans all over the country who have been missing the sport since we had that opening and ‘last’ game in March. Our support for PBA is in line with our thrust to bring Filipinos closer to their passions powered by mobile innovations made simple by Smart,” said Al S. Panlilio, PLDT Chief Revenue Officer and Smart President and CEO.
Smart 5G is already live in selected areas including the Makati CBD, Bonifacio Global City CBD, Araneta City, Mall of Asia Bay Area, North Avenue, Taft Avenue, Ortigas CBD, EDSA, and New Clark City in Pampanga.
Smart 5G is also available at Manila, Quezon City, Makati, Taguig, Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina, Parañaque, Valenzuela, Caloocan, Navotas, San Juan, and Pasay and in the provinces of Boracay, Cavite, Cebu, Davao, Iloilo Laguna, and Rizal.