Shams Charaniya remains in place.
The 28-year-old NBA rookie was a free agent this year. He has signed new deals to stay at Stadium/Bally Sports and The Athletic, both owned by Sinclair, The Post has confirmed.
“Shams has been an integral part of the growth and evolution of the stadium, elevating our content across both digital media and television experiences,” Stadium CEO Jason Coyle said in a statement. “He is one of the best professionals and people in our industry, and we are very pleased to continue to build on our long-standing and trusted relationship.”
Bally Sports President Steve Rosenberg added, “As one of the leading insiders in the NBA today, we are incredibly excited to keep Shamsi Stadium and the Bally Sports family and build on our partnership.”
It appears on digital and TV platforms for Charania Stadium and Bally Sports. He appears on Stadium’s weekly NBA show, Inside the Association, as well as Stadium’s weeknight production of The Rally for the Bally Sports RSNs. The Rally effectively serves as the pre-game show for the RSNs’ live sports, which includes about half of the local rights for MLB, NBA and NHL.
This year’s Stadium NBA Draft show had 1.26 million viewers and 4.66 million total views on Twitter — up from 1.2 million last year — and a total of 1.68 million minutes watched.
This is Charania’s third contract with both the Stadium and The Athletic, having joined in 2018. When he makes money, both outlets are credited. The Athletic was acquired by The New York Times in January.
When The Post profiled Charania in May last year, covering his trajectory in the business and wild screen time statistics, it was noted that he may receive interest in providing content for sports books. He can add a sportsbook to his list of employers.