Monthly Archives: December 2013

CelebTV.com – Producing Innovative Entertainment Content on the Web

In 1985, Charles “Charlie” Besser founded the sports marketing and entertainment agency Intersport, Inc. In an expansion of the company’s media programming capabilities, Charles Besser oversaw the launch of CelebTV.com in 2007.

Intersport created CelebTV.com as a news, entertainment, and information resource that produces multiplatform programming. CelebTv is particularly known for reporting on the world of entertainment, covering everything from breaking celebrity news to red-carpet events. CelebTV.com currently produces 10 to 12 high-definition, original videos every day about movies and television, celebrities, fashion, health and diet, and entertainment news that can be viewed on digital devices across a variety of platforms. To date, CelebTV programming has collected more than 1.5 billion video views online.

In July 2013, CelebTV signed an agreement to provide content for a 30-minute show that will be carried through Net2TV’s Portico TV service. Net2TV curates short-form Internet content like that produced by CelebTV and updates it daily in a tradition television-show format. The general manager of CelebTV believes that the website’s content will be a perfect fit for Portico TV, which expects to be seen on 20 million screens by the end of the year.

History of the McCahill Award

Charles Besser, a graduate of Marquette University, founded the sports and entertainment agency Intersport in 1985. Throughout the course of his tenure with Intersport as president and chief executive officer, Charles Besser has expended the company into various platforms and channels, including award-winning television and online programming. While attending Marquette University, he played on the varsity golf team and won the prestigious McCahill Award.

Marquette University has granted the McCahill Award to deserving student athletes for more than 65 years. Beginning in 1946, the college has used the award to recognize an athlete from the previous year’s senior class who demonstrates academic excellence and athletic talent. William Chandler and Raymond Kuffel, basketball stars at the university in the 1940s, won the first two McCahill awards. More than a decade later, tennis player Charles Mulcahy became the first athlete outside of football, basketball, and track to win the award. It was not until golfer Charlie Besser earned the distinction in 1972 that a fifth sport joined the award’s legacy.