UAAP FINDS NEW HOME, PARTNERS BROADCAST DEAL WITH SMART
The University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) officially partnered with Smart Communications, Inc (Smart) in broadcasting the country’s premier collegiate games via the GigaPlayapp.
On March 26, whether at home or outside fans would be able to watch the kickoff of UAAP Season 84.
Smart intends to deliver real-time UAAP action to its subscribers and sports fans citing that “this is part of our commitment to give our customers what they want and continue to enable them to pursue their passions.”
“We join the millions of UAAP fans who are eager to show their school pride as the league returns after a two-year, pandemic-enforced hiatus,” said Alfredo S. Panlilio, PLDT Inc. and Smart Communications President and CEO.
“While we can’t troop to the venues in full force just yet, we are glad to make watching the upcoming games easier than ever with the GigaPlay app.”
Two years later and the UAAP rivalry schools will battle again each other but as for the fans, it might take some time to watch physically.
League president Nonong Calanog of host De La Salle University affirmed that they would be restricting watchers in the first round of Basketball and go into ‘strict bubble.’
“We just want to make sure that we’re able to hold the tournament without incident. If by the end of the first round, things are going well, we may start bringing in a limited number of spectators and our media partners by the second round,” he said.
“Again, it will all depend on the science and the data by that time.”