FILIPINO National Basketball Association fans out to have their steady stream of league news and features, more so as the ongoing season hits the playoffs, may get them via Facebook Watch.
NBA Digital, which is being jointly managed by the NBA and Turner Sports, recently announced the league’s availability on Facebook Watch, which will carry video recaps spanning every game during the season, including the Summer League, preseason and playoffs.
Also, the NBA is set to host weekly watch party over the platform, allowing fans around the world to watch and interact with game recaps and videos together in real-time.
The NBA said this latest offering is in line with its push of catering to the needs of the modern NBA fans, including fans from the Philippines, who help the country become the no. 1 nation outside of the United States with the most followers on NBA’s Facebook page with more than 7.3 million followers and the largest regional NBA Facebook page with over 3.5 million fans.
“We are excited to provide our millions of followers on Facebook with recaps to every game across all four of our leagues,” said Sam Farber, NBA Vice-President, Digital Media, in announcing Facebook Watch.
“Through Facebook’s innovative Watch Party experience, basketball fans around the world can interact in real-time and share in their passion for the game,” he added.
“We’re thrilled for Facebook Watch to now be a place where basketball fans can come together to get caught up on and debate the latest action from each of the NBA’s four leagues,” said Devi Mahadevia, Facebook North America Sports Programming Lead, on their part.
Adding, “The NBA boasts one of the most vibrant sports communities on our platform — and by delivering these game recaps and hosting a weekly Watch Party, the league will be able to engage with fans around the world in new and exciting ways.”
Aside from the NBA, Facebook Watch will also carry WNBA, NBA G League and NBA 2K League video recaps and watch parties.
Facebook Watch is available for free on mobile apps across Apple and Android, on desktop, laptop and on TV apps. — Michael Angelo S. Murillo