Mark Deetjen, just lately promoted to Govt Vice President of International Channels at Fremantle after serving to construct its game-show channel Buzzr, has died. He was once 50 and kicked the bucket January 24.
Deetjen had a simultaneous kidney and pancreas transplant in 2013 to battle his Kind I diabetes, and had survived a middle assault in 2020.
Deetjen joined Fremantle in 2015 as SVP Programming and Operations at Buzzr, a FAST community devoted to antique recreation displays, ultimately being promoted to normal supervisor. He helped increase partnerships with cable operators and Dish, and helped get Buzzr on OTT/FAST platforms. Buzzr is now to be had in additional than 100 broadcast markets together with all Best 30 DMAs.
In October, Fremantle promoted Deetjen to EVP.
“It’s an immense loss for all who knew him,” Buzzr posted on its Twitter feed Wednesday. “Mark was once a devoted circle of relatives guy, a supportive, considerate chief, and a recreation demonstrate fan who helped construct Buzzr from the start. We can omit him very much.”
Mark Deetjen’s passing is an immense loss for all who knew him. Mark was once a devoted circle of relatives guy, a supportive, considerate chief, and a recreation demonstrate fan who helped construct BUZZR from the start. We can omit him very much. pic.twitter.com/kKlbB5BTBi
— BUZZR (@BUZZRtv) March 9, 2022
Deetjen, whose father was once longtime Disney legal professional Jose Deetjen, grew up in San Marino, CA, went to USC as an undergrad within the past due ’80s-early ’90s and were given his grasp’s in Movie & TV generating as a graduate of the USC Peter Stark Manufacturing Program. A high-level swimmer, consistent with a remembrance on on SouthPasadenan.com, at USC he ignored qualifying for the U.S. Olympic Trials by way of .001 2d.
Deetjen, who was once of Cuban descent, was once a co-founder of South Pasadena’s D.U.D.E.S. (Dads Uniting Dads in Training & Carrier), a non-profit group that aimed to foster higher instructional and social alternatives for the group. As well as he was once a booster and board member of Los Angeles County Top College for the Arts Basis.
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Deetjen is survived by way of his spouse Lisa; and kids Sam and Aubry.