Youssef El Deeb to leave Takhayal

Youssef El Deeb to leave Takhayal
Published: 22 April 2013 - 7:11 a.m.
By: Clayton Vallabhan

Discovery network has announced that Youssef El Deeb, the founder and chairman of Takhayal Entertainment will leave the company this May.

Discovery Communications acquired Takhayal Entertainment and its related companies including Fatafeat in November last year. The popular 24-hour, free-to-air cookery channel boasts a studio that has a library of over 700 hours of programming and broadcasts to over 55-million households in the Middle East and North Africa.

Kasia Kieli, President and MD of Discovery Networks Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa said: “Fatafeat has strong brand awareness and is very popular in the region, which is testament to the unique creativity and hard work of its founder Youssef El Deeb. For years he has invested in the company to develop the business and with his strong leadership that has resulted in a great team. We wish him every success with his future enterprises.”

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