Where to watch the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup games

Aug 31, 2019
PHOTO: Jerome Ascaño

THE 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup is upon us, with Gilas Pilipinas looking to put on a strong performance not just for the Filipino fans but also the world.

Aside from the Gilas games, Filipinos are also looking forward to watch other matches including that of Team USA, which is looking to win their second straight World Cup crown.

Where can we see the matches of the Fiba Basketball World Cup? Here is a quick rundown.

Free TV

TV5 will air all of the Gilas matches — the Italy game on Saturday, the Serbia game on Monday, and the Angola game on Wednesday. The Kapatid Network will also show all the games of Team USA — Sunday against Czech Republic, Tuesday against Turkey, and Thursday against Japan.

TV5 will also air other preliminary games. So far, they are set to show the matchup between Serbia and Italy on Saturday, and Canada vs. Australia on Sunday. Check in the next few days for schedules of other games.

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Pay TV

ONE Sports, one of the channels of Cignal, will show all the Gilas and Team USA games on Channel 91 for standard definition and Channel 261 on high definition. Replays are also scheduled on ONE Sports, as well as PBA Rush.

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Smart is offering a live stream of all Gilas Pilipinas matches through its Free YouTube For All promo. To gain access to the free service, dial *123# for Smart subscribers only.

Livebasketball.TV, meanwhile, has been offering pay-per-view live stream of all the top Fiba events in the world, and the World Cup is part of the package. The service is P100 a month.


    Viewing parties

    Official live viewing events have been set up for the first game of Gilas Pilipinas against Italy on Saturday. More live events are also expected to be held in the coming games. You can watch the Gilas match against Italy in these areas:

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    Smart Stores: Greenhills Promenade, Ayala Mall Vertis, SM San Pablo, SM Muntinlupa, SM BF Paranaque, SM Megamall.

    Barangays: Aurora Hill Bayan Park Gym (Baguio), Caranglaan Elementary School Covered Court (Pangasinan), Brgy. Sauyo Coverted Court (Novaliches, Quezon City), Brgy. 128 Zone 10 Permanent Housing Balot Covered Court (Tondo, Manila), Phase 1B Ynares Covered Court, Kasiglahan Village (Rodriguez, Rizal), Tenement (Taguig), Tagas Covered Court (Naga City), Regent Pearl Covered Court (Brgy. Alijis, Bacolo City).

    Malls: Eastwood City, Metrowalk Commercial Complex, SM CDO Downtown Premier, Robinsons Place Ormoc, Robinsons Place Iloilo.

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