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The PBA on AKTV App

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Remember this awesome PBA TVC that AKTV launched last February?


Almost 400k views now!

Then just a few weeks ago, AKTV launched another badass TVC for this PBA season!

Concept is TURF WARS with the different teams being showcased on their turf together with their fans. You can the Alaska team on their ‘Gatas Republik’ , Petron on their Petroniverse etc. My faves are  San Mig Coffee Planet, TNT Nation at Gatas Republic!


And finally, last week!


I remember our first brainstorming session for this! It was 4 of us. My boss and I plus 2 guys from Smart just throwing ideas about the features.That meeting became one of my favorite brainstorming sessions because it was too light and everyone had the same vision and they actually “Get it”. This is just Phase 1 but i’m so happy it is finally here!


Description and features:

Keep up with any play made by your favorite team straight from your handset!

Watch the PBA like never before! Get real-time updates straight from your handset, from game highlights to real-time match-ups and scores. PBA on AKTV lets you follow your favorite teams and players. Share articles and stories to your favorite social networking websites. Experience the second screen while watching an actual game in the coliseum or in the comfort of your own living room.

Other Key Features:
– Share news about the league and your favorite PBA team to your social network
– Get alerted for any upcoming basketball game
– Monitor your favorite team’s progress throughout the conference
– See tweets from your PBA personalities.

Known issues:
– Team profile picture does not load yet
– Headers of the Second Screen and News Screen sometimes overlap each other
– Some player information are left blank

APP Screenshots!



Now available for free on Android! Will be avaible on iOS before the year ends!

App is still not perfect and some features are slower but again, this is just Phase 1 so expect more amazing features next year!

Got great feedback from PBA and basketfall fans too! Got 3,000 downloads before its actual launch! Now it’s nearing 10k downloads!

You can check out the app here

Available for download here .

Brought to you by AKTV and Smart Communications, Inc.

P.S I’m really proud of the AKTV PBA Team. They are a bunch of passionate basketball  freaks who really love the game. I believe PBA is lucky to have AKTV as their official broadcaster not because I was part of them but because aside from being real fans, they really invest and work hard for the league and its fans.

Can’t wait for more!