Michelle Beadle, Chandler Parsons, Shams Charania, and Boardroom’s own Eddie Gonzalez headline the new show that will air three times per week.
FanDuel continues to evolve its presence in sports television production — and NBA fans are in for a treat just in time for the 2022-23 season.
The sports-betting giant announced Monday that FanDuel TV has added an NBA-centric show called “Run It Back,” hosted by former ESPN studio host Michelle Beadle and former NBA player Chandler Parsons. Joining them almost regularly will be Shams Charania, famed NBA news writer and insider for The Athletic and Stadium.
“FanDuel TV was designed for viewers to watch and wager and ‘Run it Back’ will bring a 360-degree view of the NBA including wagering trends to our audience,” said FanDuel’s Chief Commercial Officer Mike Raffensperger. “Every NBA season offers its own unique intrigue and as the narrative of each season unfolds ‘Run it Back’ will be there every step of the way.”
In addition to the broad-view look at the NBA, Charania will appear on the show for insights and breaking news — something he’s conquered among the basketball media landscape with 1.8 million followers on Twitter.
FanDuel TV Builds More
While Charania covers the latest news, Beadle and Parsons will discuss the biggest games of the day, matchups, and hottest storylines. Boardroom’s Eddie “Bansky” Gonzalez will produce the show as well as make his own appearances from time to time.
The FanDuel group launched FanDuel TV and its new OTT platform FanDuel+ in September 2022. It’s continuing to build on the momentum from award-winning horse racing coverage and other exclusive shows including “Up and Adams,” hosted by NFL insider Kay Adams, and “More Ways to Win,” hosted by Lisa Kerney.
But the company is hoping to show an extensive commitment to basketball outside the NBA, too. They recently announced game coverage of Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL), a league that has attracted young prospects in recent years such as LaMelo Ball, who passed up college to play professionally in 2019. Those games will air primarily on Friday and Saturday nights.
‘Run It Back’ Talent
- Shams Charania: Currently with The Athletic and Stadium, Charania started his career at 17 when he covered the Chicago Bulls for ChicagoNow, a subsidiary of the Chicago Tribune. He broke through with breaking news stories for RealGM. He later worked alongside Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports on its NBA site and podcast, The Vertical.
- Michelle Beadle: Currently part of the San Antonio Spurs broadcast team, Beadle was the co-host of ESPN’s morning show “Get Up!,” “SportsNation,” and “Winners Bracket” on ABC. Before joining ESPN in 2009, Beadle held positions as a sideline reporter with the YES Network and worked for College Sports Television.
- Chandler Parsons: Perspective here will come through the lens of someone who actually played professionally — a trend in what people have deemed “new media.” Parsons averaged 12.7 points per game in nine seasons with the Rockets, Mavericks, Grizzlies, and Hawks.
- Eddie Gonzalez: Familiar face! Eddie is co-host of Boardroom’s ETC’s podcast with Kevin Durant. The content creator has extensive experience in sports, music, and pop culture, in addition to spending time at ESPN.
How To Watch
“Run it Back” will air on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. ET. The first episode aired on Oct. 17.
FanDuel TV is carried by cable and satellite providers across the US. Those includeing Comcast Xfinity, Spectrum, Verizon FIOS, DirectTV, DISH, Cox Communications, FuboTV, YouTubeTV, and Hulu. FanDuel+ is available on OTT platforms including Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire.
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