Due to insistent public demand, Pinoy basketball fans will once again be treated to the Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend, the historic event featuring the US basketball superstars’ exhibition games with the SMART-Gilas Pilipinas national team and the PBA selection. The much talked-about games will be replayed on AKTV on IBC channel 13.
AKTV, the primetime sports block on free tv, will replay the SMART All-Stars vs PBA All-Stars game on Saturday, July 30, starting at 7:30pm and the SMART All-Stars vs SMART-Gilas game on Sunday, July 31, also at 7:30pm.
The SMART All-Stars, led by Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Chris Paul, Derrick Rose, James Harden, Tyreke Evans, Derrick Williams, Derek Fisher and Javale McGee delighted spectators at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum as well as TV viewers around the country when they played with some of the country’s best basketball players last July 23 and 24. The SMART-Araneta Coliseum was packed to the rafters with excited fans cheering for both NBA and Philippine teams playing on the court on both days.
Also on August 6-14, AKTV will be airing the Jones Cup starting at 5pm. The Smart Gilas team will be going up against some of Asia’s best basketball teams, including those from Korea, Japan, Jordan and Iran.
AKTV is the first to give Filipino viewers free access to local and international sports events. It will soon feature lifestyle shows that cater to people’s growing health and fitness needs.