TV colleagues mourn: ran co-founder surprisingly passed away

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Image: © Printemps – Fotolia.com

The former ran sports director Albrecht Schmitt-Fleckenstein died at the age of 59.


The news about the ran boss’s death in Munich was confirmed this week by Sat.1 and by the ran sports editorial team on social networks. Schmitt-Fleckenstein was part of ran’s founding team in the 1990s. There he headed the sports editorial team with a focus on football until 2006. In addition to his work for the pay-TV broadcaster Arena, the sports expert also founded his own company “thinXpool” in 2010. The production company successfully produces sports content from basketball to ice hockey to soccer for magenta sports.

In addition, Albrecht “Ali” Schmitt-Fleckenstein was the “man in the ear” of television hosts such as Reinhold Beckmann, Johannes B. Kerner, Oliver Welke and Monica Lierhaus and guided them confidently and competently through the live shows, like the ran editorial team in an obituary writes.

“We will miss him – as a sponsor, mentor, creative mind and as a friend! Our thoughts are with his wife and daughter, ”says the editorial team. Sat.1 also stressed his grief on Twitter.

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