Intersport, Inc. founder Charles Besser serves as its president and chief executive officer. The company is associated with superlative sports programming, its trademark for 27 years. Intersport, under Charles Besser’s guidance, remains a leader in the sports television industry, and its series and specials are shown on numerous major networks.
Besser continues to expand his business with powerful new endeavors. Under his direction, Intersport launched CelebTV.com in 2007. This multiplatform news outlet creates 40 shows receiving worldwide syndication. The High Definition (HD) quality programming has additionally drawn in excess of 1 billion online views. CelebTV’s coverage focuses upon the entertainment industry, emphasizing fashion, Hollywood culture, film, and ‘red carpet’ events. In 2007, Besser led the creation of four television networks – designed specifically and exclusively for Sprint mobile phones. This programming won Emmy awards, and further distinguished itself in January 2008 with an award from the National Association of Television Program Executives (NAPTE). This Mobile Award for excellence in production of cell phone content was the organization’s first of its kind.
Besser spearheaded the company’s newest division, 20 West Productions, in 2008, which focuses on general entertainment for both broadcast and major cable networks. Within the first three years, 20 West created popular programming on such networks as A&E, The History Channel, Discovery Channel and Public Broadcasting System (PBS). This latest project, under Besser’s watch, created a program focused on health and lifestyle for The Learning Channel (TLC).
Charles Besser is a graduate of Marquette University, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Besser, along with his wife and five children, currently resides in Chicago.
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- Charles Besser
- December 2012
- Chicago, USA
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