MVP’s early win: Smart bags streaming deal for 2027 FIBA World Cup

Bilyonaryo Manuel V. Pangilinan is already setting his sights on the 2027 FIBA World Cup even though the tournament hosted by the Philippines just wrapped up.

The Pangilinan-led Smart Communications announced a global sponsorship deal with FIBA to access branding and gaming content for the next World Cup, which will be held in Qatar.

While details about the partnership have yet to be announced, it would likely enable Smart subscribers to access the games via its streaming app. The games could also be broadcast on Pangilinan’s media properties.

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