Filipino basketball fans will have the chance to see eight players who brought their talents to Japan on TV and online after the B.League struck a deal with a local cable channel.
The B.League announced on Wednesday, September 29 that Tap Digital Media Ventures will broadcast 51 games, including those featuring Filipino players suitable for different clubs during the 2021-22 season which kicks off Thursday, September 30.
Under the agreement, B. League matches will be broadcast on cable channel Tap Sports and streamed online through the Tap Go app.
“(The) B.League will provide exciting basketball games for Filipino fans featuring Filipino heroes and up-and-coming youth through the Tap network,” the B.League said in a statement.
Thirdy Ravena and the San-en Neophoenix face off against older brother Kiefer and the Shiga Lakestars in one of the league’s star games of opening week.
Ray Parks Jr. for the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins, Kobe Paras for the Albirex Niigata BB, Dwight Ramos for the Toyama Grouses and Javi Gomez de Liano for the Ibaraki Robots are also ready to go.
Gomez de Liano’s brother Juan will play for Earthfriends Tokyo Z and Kemark Carino for Aomori Wat’s of the B.League Second Division.
Thirdy’s games with San-en last season were streamed for free on the B. League’s YouTube channel using the English broadcast.
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