The National Basketball Association (NBA) on Tuesday announced that select 2019-20 NBA regular-season games will be livestreamed in the Philippines for free on Facebook Watch and Twitter. Games will also continue to be available on NBA League Pass, the league's premium live game subscription service.
Starting Wednesday, Oct. 23, select games will be available to fans in the Philippines for the first time across the league's accounts on Facebook (NBA Philippines) and Twitter (@NBA_Philippines), providing live and on-demand access to one game per day during NBA Tip-Off Week from Oct. 23-29, and one game every Monday and Thursday from Oct. 31 onwards.
"We are excited to celebrate the start of the new season by streaming games on social media for the first time in the country," said NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson. "The Philippines is one of the world's leaders in social media penetration and usage with over 17 million followers of the league's social media accounts, making it an ideal platform to livestream NBA content. With NBA games on Facebook Watch and Twitter, we are empowering the digital lifestyle of our fans with the ability to enjoy the NBA anytime, anywhere. As the media landscape evolves, we look forward to introducing more ways to bring NBA games to a nationwide audience this season."
Below is the complete schedule of NBA Tip-Off 19 games available on Facebook Watch and Twitter in the Philippines:
Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m - Los Angeles Lakers @ LA Clippers
Oct. 24, 7:30 a.m. - Boston Celtics @ Philadelphia 76ers
Oct. 25, 8:00 a.m. - Milwaukee Bucks @ Houston Rockets
Oct. 26, 10:30 a.m. - Utah Jazz @ Los Angeles Lakers
Oct. 27, 8:00 a.m. - New Orleans Pelicans @ Houston Rockets
Oct. 28, 7:00 a.m. - Portland Trail Blazers @ Dallas Mavericks
Oct. 29, 8:00 a.m. - Oklahoma City Thunder @ Houston Rockets
NBA League Pass will once again provide fans with the most comprehensive live and on-demand access to a complete season of NBA games in high-definition with live stats and multiple viewing options, including the NBA Mobile View, which delivers a closer shot of the action optimized for viewing on mobile phones, tablets and connected devices. Exclusive NBA TV programming headlined by flagship show NBA Gametime will also be featured in the League Pass package.
The NBA offers the League Pass, Team Choice and 3-Game Choice packages in annual and monthly pricing options for fans starting as low as P100, while weekly pricing is offered for the League Pass package. New users will be provided with a seven-day rolling free trial valid from tip-off until the end of the regular season.
Team Choice is available for all 30 teams, giving fans the option to follow one team and watch their favorite players throughout the season, while the new 3-Game Choice enables users to watch up to three games of their choice per month.
Fans in the Philippines can subscribe to NBA League Pass by visiting watch.nba.com and downloading the official NBA App on the App Store and Google Play.
Additional details and updates regarding the distribution and broadcast information of NBA games and programming in the Philippines will be announced soon.