Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) is bringing the excitement of Tokyo to the Philippines as an official broadcaster of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, happening from July 23 to August 8, 2021.
Smart subscribers can immerse in all things Olympics via gigafest.smart, which offers the most comprehensive online streaming coverage with 10 channels including the Olympics pay-per-view (PPV) channel, pop-up channel, news channel, and seven ready-to-air channels from the Olympic Broadcasting Service (OBS).
To enjoy the service, subscribers simply have to turn on the Smart mobile data and go to gigafest.smart on their mobile browser to watch the live events, replays, highlights, athletes’ features, and daily news throughout the entire Olympics run.
Smart will also provide 5G technology and 5G roaming to the coverage teams of TV5, Cignal, and officials joining this much-anticipated event, that mirrors the triumph of the human spirit against the challenges of the ongoing pandemic.
Join the journey of Filipino Olympians
“Much like our athletes who have been gearing up for the sporting event of their lives, Smart is all set and ready to bring the total Olympics experience and rally the whole nation for the Philippines’ first gold medal,” said PLDT, Inc. and Smart Communications President and CEO Alfredo S. Panlilio.
“It is an honor to be able to foster hope, inspiration, and pride in our country by providing Filipinos the means to be in on all the action and join our 19 Pinoy Olympians in their Tokyo Olympics 2020 journey,” he added.
A total of 19 Filipino athletes will be representing the country across a variety of sports. These include World Champion 2019 Carlos Yulo (Gymnastics), Gold Medalist EJ Obiena (Pole Vault), 2021 PGA Champion and Top 10 World Ranker Yuka Saso (Golf), No. 2 Virtually Ranked Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, Boxing World Champion 2019 Nesthy Petecio, and top boxers Carlo Paalam, Eumir Marcial, and Irish Magno.
Completing Team Philippines’ roster are Elreen Ando (Weightlifting), Kurt Barbosa (Taekwondo), Margielyn Didal (Skateboarding), Luke Gebbie (Swimming), Kristina Knott (Athletics), Cris Nievarez (Rowing), Bianca Pagdanganan (Golf), Juvic Pagunsan (Golf), Remedy Rule (Swimming), Jayson Valdez (Shooting), and Kiyomi Watanabe (Judo).
Staying true to its thrust to bring amazing experiences to Filipinos through technology made simple, Smart has been breaking ground in delivering world-class events to subscribers through gigafest.smart.
For details and schedules, please click https://smart.com.ph/Pages/olympics-schedule.
Gigafest.smart recently provided real-time streaming of the Gilas Pilipinas’ participation in the FIBA Asia Clark leg and the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) earlier this month. Besides major sporting events, it also streamed a series of local and international online concerts to delight music fans, such as KCON:TACT, iHeartRadio Music Festival, Mnet Asian Music Awards, and the recent Billboard Music Awards, among others.