STADIUM RE-SIGNS NBA INSIDER SHAMS CHARANIA TO EXPANDED ROLE
CHICAGO – Stadium, the first 24/7 multi-platform sports network, a part of the Sinclair Broadcast Group portfolio of sports properties, has re-signed Shams Charania to an exclusive multi-year extension. At 26 years old, Shams has already established a reputation as an elite, well-respected news-breaker within the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Since joining Stadium in 2018, Shams has been utilized both on-camera and on social media. Shams has been integral to Stadium’s core programming lineup, including NBA Trade Deadline specials, NBA Draft live specials, NBA Free Agency specials and Stadium’s weekly NBA show “Inside the Association.” Moving forward, Stadium will further its work with Shams across the vast collection of Sinclair-owned properties.
“The Sinclair Broadcast Group regional sports networks and Stadium couldn’t be more thrilled to keep Shams Charania as a part of our family and broadcasting community. Throughout our work together, we’ve watched Shams quickly excel as one of the premier journalists in our industry,” said Sinclair Broadcast Group President of Local Sports Steve Rosenberg. “We have big plans for Shams across our sports portfolio and we’re excited to start that process immediately.”
Sinclair’s lineup of regional sports networks (RSNs) is the largest collection of RSNs in the marketplace today, with an extensive footprint that includes exclusive local rights to 45 professional teams consisting of 16 Major League Baseball (MLB) teams, 17 National Basketball Association (NBA) teams, and 12 National Hockey League (NHL) teams.
“As we continue our digital expansion and further integrate within the larger Sinclair sports universe, our commitment to Shams and his incredible talent reinforces Stadium’s strength as a leader in breaking news and authoritative coverage,” said Stadium CEO, Jason Coyle.
“Since the day I arrived, the teams at Stadium and Sinclair have demonstrated to me an incredible amount of passion, creativity and professionalism,” said Charania. “After talking at length about our future together, the decision to stay was an easy one to make and I’m thrilled to be able to continue to call Stadium my home.”
Stadium is the original multi-platform sports network featuring exclusive live and on-demand games and events, extensive highlights, classic games, original programming, and daily live studio programming. Stadium includes a 24/7 linear feed distributed across both digital and broadcast platforms, as well as a comprehensive array of on-demand (VOD) digital content including additional live games and events. To learn more, visit: http://watchstadium.com/
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About Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.
Sinclair is a diversified media company and leading provider of local sports and news. The Company owns and/or operates 23 regional sports network brands; owns, operates and/or provides services to 191 television stations in 89 markets; is a leading local news provider in the country; owns multiple national networks; and has TV stations affiliated with all the major broadcast networks. Sinclair’s content is delivered via multiple platforms, including over-the-air, multi-channel video program distributors, and digital platforms. The Company regularly uses its website as a key source of Company information which can be accessed at www.sbgi.net.